Rope Lashing  

Materials

  • 3500 mm of 6mm polyester double braided cord

Steps 

  • Tie a clove hitch around one pole
  • Wrap both poles with a simple lashing using at least four turns
  • Wrap the lashing two or three turns in the opposite direction
  • Tie off the end with a clove hitch

Resistance 

Weight was applied in the Z axis constantly until it reached 500 kg the weight applied decreased approximately 12 kg due to the rope’s elasticity

Wire Tie 

Materials

  • 800m of 2mm Galvanised wire

Steps 

  • Fold the the wire in half 
  • Pass the handle of the pliers through the wire loop
  • Go around the two poles and cross the two wire ends
  • Make a second loop by bending the rest of the wire in the same direction you will twist 
  • Start twisting the wire 
  • Once you have reached the maximum tension cut the residual wire   

Resistance 

Weight was applied in the Z axis constantly until it reached 519 kg the wire used for the connection reached its maximum elasticity point and it broke

Split and Rope 

Materials

  • 300mm bamboo split
  • 1800 mm of 6mm polyester double braided rope
  • 1100 mm of 2mm polyester double braided cord

Steps 

  • Check that the size of the rope is correct by wrapping the two bamboo poles with the folded  6mm rope (allow 50 mm space between the rope and bamboo)
  • Tie a simple knot in the rope end
  • Pass the 300mm bamboo split through the two loops
  • Twist the bamboo split to create tension until it is tight 
  • Once you reach the maximum tension hold the bamboo split for a few seconds
  • Make a loop at the end of the 2mm rope
  • Pass the 2mm rope through  a small hole made at the end of the bamboo split
  • Cross the 2mm rope behind the bamboo and in the same direction you are applying tension
  • Wrap around the bamboo and then anchor the rope behind the split bamboo
  • Pass the rest of the string through the loop
  • Finish with a slip knot if you want to undo it easily or a simple knot if you want to keep it tied for longer   

Resistance 

Weight was applied in the Z axis constantly until it reached 1050 kg the weight applied decreased approximately 21 kg due to the elasticity of the rope

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