Did you ever notice that hook on the end of your nut tool? That nice, big, fat hook that grabs everything in sight at the most awkward moments? Like maybe right before your runout crux deadpoint? Whoa! Tame that there wild hook! Here's how...
|First make yourself a keeper cord for your nut tool. Use 6mm perlon accessory cord (think "emergency prusik") to make a loop the same size as a standard runner (about 24"). Tie an overhand knot (K) to form a wrist loop (L).|| |
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|To rack your nut tool, first slide the overhand knot over the hook... As you do so, take a close look at your overhand knot--you'll see two strands crossing (X) over two other strands.|
| Poke the hook through the knot so that the hook passes right through that crossing of two overlapping pairs of strands. Tighten the knot. |
Attaching the overhand knot to the hook takes a little practice, but you'll find that the overhand knot keeps stuff from catching on the hook.
Oh yeah. I almost left out a step... Before you attach the overhand knot to the hook, make sure to wrap the keeper cord around the nut tool several times to take up any extra slack. That's it!