The Knotorious bowline is attractive. I don't care for the 8bowline. The biggest thing is the tail that sticks out at a right angle to the standing line. Doesn't make a real difference, but I prefer the tail to be inline with the standing portion.
How so? My versions start by going around the nipping loop and into the collar, whereas a Yosemite bowline goes around the right side of the loop itself. My versions finish inside of the nipping loop whereas a Yosemite bowline finishes parallel with and to the left of the standing end inside of the collar. My versions go around the standing end in two different ways, whereas the Yosemite bowline never does. The tail exits downward with both of my versions and the tail exits upwards with a Yosemite bowline. Even the direction of the Yosemite bowline's one turn is opposite to the turn direction for one of my knots (the first), but they are made in completely different areas of the bowline. I believe the two are quite different, personally. Maybe I'm missing something?That's similar to a Yosemite bowline. That little extra
It''s pretty obvious to me that my enthusiasm for what I am doing greatly overshadows that of anyone on this forum (with the exception of @Brocky). However, you do not have to be a "knot geek" in order at least appreciate what I'm doing with hitch cords and rope, or to offer an opinion or feedback. As far as me reacting with a "saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!" and then acting shocked that nobody had responded, that was playful sarcasm (which is hard to convey online), which obviously got interpreted as seriousness. My comment at the end of my post, where I invite peopled to "tell me how awesome my stopper knot is" is also an attempt at playfulness. I don't actually feel so entitled that people need to satisfy my needs for peer review. I make a lot of jokes on here, so if it sounds out of place, don't take it seriously.You gotta remember, most of the people here are working climbers, not knot geeks. They have the knots/hitches they use to get the job done, and unless there's a glaring issue, they stick with what they know. The Gladiator looks like a cool way to build a bulky knot, but I haven't tried it yet.
The answer to your concerns about why I would bother creating a stopper knot that you can make as big as necessary is because the applications for my knots aren't ever supposed to be limited to those found in arboriculture. A knot that can be enlarged like that would have plenty of applications in the nautical world where ropes regularly get secured to, or pulled through, massive fixtures and attachment points. It could also be use to create weight at the end of the rope so that a rope can be thrown up and over something without attaching any weights to it (just like a heaving line knot). I have no doubt that there exist uses that I have yet to consider. I also do not think that my knot is all that complicated.A question to ask yourself, as far as applicability for others, aside from your personal interest, why change from simpler to more complex, from bulky enough to extra bulky. As soon as the knot is tied easily, stays tied well, unties after loaded easily, and has the minimal amount of bulk, you're done.
If the description for a stopper knot is to tie an overhand knot, and then pass the end of the rope through the same 'hole' as the first pass, dress and set, rather than needing a video, making a more complicated knot is creating an answer for a non-existant problem.
The stitch hitch creates a solution for a real world problem...you can SRT easily (ascend/ descend/ work) on a hitch without an additional, specialized, expensive, heavy device.
It's extremely difficult to find copyright free music that doesn't cost money. I did first try to find something more laid back, but it was hard to find enough songs to fill the entire video. In retrospect, I could have put one or two songs on a loop. Thanks for the input. I thought the video would be really slow without music, but maybe I was wrong.Good cord review. Regarding the music... I don't know that it's necessary, but if you want it, I'd stick with the chillest of chillout. The 10mm Veritas was pretty good background music. Some of them were a little too frenetic for my taste.