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5 Awesome Knots that are hard to find on the internet

Zach Moore (@slackmoore) and I show and test five knots that are hard to find on the internet. The unfinished 9, the scorpion hitch, bernese anchor, double girth hitch (or bGebz) and BFK (big fat knot).

After tensioning the unfinished 9 at (10.15kN or 2282LBF) Zach and I tried to untie the knot. With no success we tried again at a tensioning force of 4.2kN. After testing the sketchy unfinished 9 (A KNOT THAT SHOULDN'T BE USED) we then show you more creative ways of anchoring with a few girth hitch variations that are extremely useful and convenient. At last, moving on to highliner's favorite knot, the BFK and its tailless variation with a built in PAS.

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