Topic: Experiment: „Locking“ a cracker on a leather fall?!
I have seen this (or heard of) on other people’s whips several times now: The cracker attachment knot cuts into the leather and at some point it will come off because the fall is torn at that point. Or the cracker will get lost, because it’s knot tied strong enough (and subsequently cutting into the leather) and slips off the end after some cracks.
There are more methods with paracord falls: A real loop locking the cracker can be done with the end of a paracord fall and additionally it can be molten with a lighter and thickend at the end, so that the cracker doesn’t slip over it.
Yesterday Renates fall broke at the end where the cracker was attached. The fall is tapered and gets thinner to the end. So what to do...
I remembered that I had a special glue for leather and repairing shoes once and thought „what about a drop of leather glue at the end of the fall?!“. This might be similar to melting the end of a paracord fall.
Fortunately it turned out that Renate has exactly that glue at home...here is the result.
Before it was completely dry:
Final result with cracker:
The idea is to not having to make a „cutting knot“ in the end of the fall...
This is only just an experiment, maybe it’s just a (german word) „Schnapsidee“ or the glue-leather connection lasts and the cracker /end of fall lasts longer this way?!