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how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby edt » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:28 pm

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby jakemoore » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:24 am

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby edt » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:49 am

not bad that works too

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby knyfe » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:25 am

My sewing machine didn’t like that ;-). And I don’t like the tag you get at the end of the double line. But my set runs for scary many years now - I don’t even want to think about.

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby Herman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 am

What a nice simple idea. I might jam a stopper ball over the high fig 8 or tape it, to make it less catchy but this certainly opens up qpower line for narrow flag pull throughs. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!


PS I have rigs that might flag ok with sown ends but would not reset properly because the sewn end snags, the long loop would solve that as does the usual splice in hollow core. This is from experience with sleeved and sewn ends, maybe naked sewn qpower would be ok but I prefer the long loop solution. I think I would make the long loop first and use that as the datum.

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby alford » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:36 pm

Thanks for making this video. Just want to be sure I understand. The concern is the Q Power line knot will not safely (might snag) pass through a typical QR, correct?
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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby faklord » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:27 pm

If you don’t want to have the double lines of the loop, I guess another option is to use spliced hollow core dynema for the 1st 10m (or so) of the flagout line and then continue with Qpower line (terminated with fig 8 knotted loops)?

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Re: how to make a line set out of Q-power

Postby collider » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:31 pm

Yes, spliced flag out to short QPower is definitely a way folks have dealt with it. Or the whole flag line could be spliced dynema and 3 lines QPower. It just makes things slightly more complicated to get 4 even lines. EDTs method makes life easy.
Thanks for the vid EDT! Great to see this option in real life, I know it's been talked about before, but actually seeing it makes it much easier to understand.


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