This little modification makes my skychair a lot easier to change quickly, and as a bonus it makes washing the chair a bit easier.
Step 1: Stuff
Step 2: The knot
Step 3: Dissecting this curious knot
- Pull the end of the rope out of the core of the beginning of the rope
- Pull the end through where it goes through itself (its hard to describe)
- Pull it through where it passes through below where the end goes into the core
Rinse, and repeat.
Step 4: Putting it back together.
- Thread the end back through the boot cup strap contraption.
- Thread the end through the middle of the rope. (quick-link is not necessary yet, but I put it on first anyway)
- Thread the end of the rope through itself and pull taut. (see picture x)
- Thread the end back into the core and push it back up through it as far as you can.
- Pull the whole knot taut.
- Put the Quick-link on if you haven't already.
Step 5: The figure-8 slip tie
This is the one I liked best, well, really its the only one that worked (so far) The closest approximation I can make is a clovehitch with one loop outside, perhaps those more knowledgeable on knots could tell me. If you make the (flattened) design in the pictures, just fold it in half, put it on the Quick-link, and you're good to go.