Giant Monkey Fist

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  1. Wasp

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    I got some 10mm climbing rope a couple of years ago as well as a couple of spare eight balls just because, but they have just been sitting. Tonight I got bored and made a giant monkey fist. Turned out pretty good.

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  2. T. Pollock

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    Wow... that must of been one big monkey.:3: Nice job bud.
     
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    That'd make for a helluva heaving competition!
     
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    With an appropriate tail and a bight on the end, that has to be the biggest slung shot I have ever seen. Not super concealable, but wow. Is the monkey fist easier with larger diameter cord/rope?
     
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    Looks good! You've got some serious knotting skills.
     
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    No in fact its much harder. If I had a jig it wouldn't be as bad but I'm not making one just for the few id sell.
     
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    Sound DANGEROUS! LOL!
     
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    Excellent, make those with a same size solid rubber ball and 25 ft. of line and you have your standard kayak, canoe rescue/towing/portage guy heaving line.
     
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    Nice work, sailor.
     
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    Great monkey fist, what is the other knot?
     
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    Great Job! that's a big one there, looks good!
     
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    Thanks.

    The other knot is a Diamond Knot. I could probably tighten it up some more but I would probably need a screwdriver. The Diamond Knot is harder to tighten because the rope is fairly stiff and those are tight turns.
     
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    Sure a big one.
     

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