In this episode we discuss the question, “Are bowlines safe enough for rope rescue?” in a round table discussion hosted by Kelly Byrne with guests John McKently, LeRoy Harbach and Wayne Chapman.
0:20 Are bowlines safe enough for rope rescue?
4:00 What makes a rescue knot a good knot?
7:30 What testing has been done and how strong are bowlines?
12:35 How do you define a bowline?
14:30 Is there a standard test for knots for cyclic loading?
16:40 Difference between a climbing knot and a rope rescue knot?
17:15 Anecdotal story of a bowline on a coil slipping without a safety knot.
19:17 Safety knots.
24:40 Organizational alignment.
26:50 Standardized and reproducible testing.
34:40 Mis-tied bowlines.
35:40 Why do we call it a bowline on a coil?
1:11 Kelly Byrne, ITRS 2019, Boutique Bowlines http://itrsonline.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Byrne_Boutique-Bowlines.2019.pdf
12:40 Mike Gommers, Analysis of Bowlines http://www.paci.com.au/knots.php
13:30 International Guild of Knot Tyers IGKT https://www.igkt.net/
37:15 Ashley’s Book of Knots https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Ashley_Book_of_Knots/QaSBVuPK9H0C?hl=en&gbpv=0
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