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edmis
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Postby edmis » Wed Jun 05, 2002 8:28 am

i found a knot on flying line. will it weaken the line? can i still rely on the line or should i replace it?

thanx

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Postby jever98 » Wed Jun 05, 2002 8:36 am

Watch out! Apparently, knots weaken the line by up to 50% of its strength.
A technique I read about and used (it works well) is the following: chew on the knot until it becomes soft, then you can open it again. Your teeth should be round enough not to damage your flying lines.
Lots of luck,
Nico

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Postby Guest » Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:36 pm

Definately get the knot out it will weaken the line and make it slightly shorter!

Another good tip is to tap the knot gently with a hammer (I'm serious) I heard about this somewhere and tried it and it actually works!

Sean

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Postby Guest » Thu Jun 06, 2002 8:53 am

GREAT TIPS!!! THEY BOTH WORK, THANKS!!!


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