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CelticGuy


Nov 19, 2014, 10:59 PM

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Re: [gds] Definition of flaking rope?
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My take. Stacking is different to flaking.

Stacking is random loops on top of each other (like a bowl of spaghetti).

Flaking is lots of 8's layed over each other. The term comes from flaking a sail. If you've seen a mainsail being flaked and look at the cross-section you'll understand.

Flaking: Thus http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8flake/


(This post was edited by CelticGuy on Nov 19, 2014, 11:04 PM)



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