Welllllllllll i look at it as a constant mantra and habit of maximazation that could glide you thru some rough point. i try to stay on a top roped, taut line, but; then there is also rigging we do with our lines.
A few points came to mind as i read this article. Like guys that claim they never or about never untie their hitches, eyes/terminations etc. Arguements about splice or knot etc. i think a lot of mountain lines are more elastic, but then the anchors less.
And the whole rope science extended. After a dynamic hit; some of the elasticity of a straight line is immediately recoverable, some is recoverable over time, and in some extremes, some is never recoverable. Enter the knots variable; and we have part that is now a single sue, and not recoverable until we reset/ relax the line/ untie.
The elasticity can absorb and or store the dynamic force. When it absorbs it; it converts the energies to frictions / heat i believe; both coming into and going out of stretched by scrubbing fibers etc. The knot then can do similar, only force friction by scrubbing and pulling slack from some turns to force through the scrubbing and some slipping and some choking /compressing on a rope host. Like a double fishermans as a bend, but spread apart some. It can slip together under heavy load, draw from the coils, compress the line the turns are on etc. the more turns, the more of a pool of slack to drag through frictions and compress on the line etc. all orchestrating different levels of absorption of forces; to add to and compliment the line's inherent dynamics. This is another case for a Triple Scaffold as a termination over a Bowline etc.; and how a Double Bowline can be not only stronger than a Bowline, but also better in a dynamic circumstance; but less dramatically after the first dynamic loading etc.
To me, this is like you are on a steel cable, and the line itself has such and such properties that add a piece of shock absorbing rubber at the end, then the knot properties add another etc. The more the mix, the more Nature is given to choose from combinations immediately on the spot to give Her magical minimum loading to all of the connected points of self, load, anchors and supports etc.
Orrrrrrrr something like that.