Beer knot

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Beer knot
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Category Bend
Efficiency 80%
Related Water knot
Releasing Jamming
Typical use Making slings with tubular webbing
Caveat Difficult to visually assess the length of the free end inside webbing

A beer knot is a bend used in tubular webbing. Its most common application is in slings used in rock climbing. Compared to the water knot, it has the advantages of a higher strength[1] , smaller profile, and a cleaner appearance due to the lack of free-hanging tails. However, the beer knot can be more difficult to tie than the water knot, and one of the tails is hidden from view, making safety checks for adequate tail length more difficult.

Testing by PMI in 1995 showed that the beer knot preserves about to 80% of the strength of the webbing.[2]

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  1. ^ Smith, Bruce; Padgett, Allen (1997). On Rope. National Speleological Society; 2nd edition. p. 51. 
  2. ^ Smith, Bruce; Padgett, Allen (1997). On Rope. National Speleological Society; 2nd edition. p. 51. 

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