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Replacement of depower strap on FS bars

Postby coffeeking » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi folks,

Has anyone replaced the depower strap/adjuster on an older FS bar before? I'm coming to do this just now on a Psycho2 and haven't found an instruction for the knots are used - the strap comes with plastic tube locators for the depower line but it looks like the previous owner has just tied a couple of half hitches round this. I've asked FS but had only a partial response. I could just batter in with what I think is right but I'd rather know the original solution.

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Re: Replacement of depower strap on FS bars

Postby jakemoore » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:12 pm

IIRC it was a reverse bowline made up so there was only a very small loop through the attachment to the trimmer with bars before the infinity bar.

After infinity bar ( two lines through the bar) the two lines go though the tubing in the strap in opposite directions and tied with a square knot.

For a bowline in Amsteel, I have always tied an overhand knot in the bitter end to try to prevent the knot from pulling out. I don't believe FS ever did this but its been so long my memory may be inaccurate.

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