Topic: New Cracker/ Fall Idea
So I was driving along to work today and was fidgeting with a pair of larger grommet pliers and had an epiphany...what if I could put an eyelet at the end of the fall for cracker attachment. I've seen people, and have done myself, burn a small hole into the end of a nylong fall and feed a cracker through. I haven't had great luck with this because after the first 20 cracks or so it would always tear itself apart. I went in to Michaels after work and found small 1/8" eyelets. They are barely small enough, but after a few attempts and fine tuning, it worked beautifully. I usually use 750 Paracord for falls due to added mass, but wanted to try 550 just to make sure it would work on that for the vast majority of people. Theoretically, you're also giving the tip a small increase in mass, and maybe a decrease in wind resistance due to larger hole...is it enough to measure? Probably not but it can't hurt anything. I also don't see why this couldn't be used for leather. If you like it, I can attempt a quick tutorial and out it up...and if you don't like it let me know also!