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Modern Splicing: Shown Step by Step

Modern Splicing: Shown Step by Step

Egmont M. Friedl

Available June 2021

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For marine, boating, and climbing amateurs and professionals at all levels, splices—the strongest way of attaching or joining the end of a rope—are essential. Why? Because a splice gives the strongest way of attaching or joining the end of a rope to any object or to another rope. (Every knot, on the other hand, weakens a rope.) In this much-anticipated handbook, world-renowned expert Friedl guides you through modern splicing techniques with his clear directions, one-of-a-kind color diagrams, and 200+ color photos. The book is supplemented by four-plus hours of excellent video instruction. Throughout, every type of splice is shown by an expert climber and shipbuilder. Learn what to know before starting to splice, then build a solid understanding and competence of modern cordage, its construction, and its fiber materials. Friedl has over 35 years of sailing experience, including several Atlantic crossings, and is also a professional climber. He teaches seminars and workshops on modern splicing worldwide, and in 2006, Friedl made the modern soft shackle internationally known. Now, his much-anticipated book allows you, whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, to leverage splicing skills to become more self-reliant while making your maritime or climbing pursuits safer.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 368 photos & diagrams | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764361814 | Binding: hard cover

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Egmont M. Friedl is a world-respected expert on splicing, ropes, and rigging. Fascinated by boats and sailing from a very young age, Egmont undertook several single-handed small boat voyages as a teenager. Later he worked as a professional climber, becoming familiar with safety related to the daily use of ropes in that context. He studied boat and yacht building in England and also holds a professional license for the 200-ton Yachtmaster. Egmont has lived, sailed, and worked in boatbuilding in California, Maryland, England, Italy, and Germany. He has over 35 years of sailing experience, including several Atlantic crossings. Splicing has been Egmont’s specialty ever since his days in professional climbing. He published his first audio-video book, Knots and Splices, in 2004. In 2006 he made the modern soft shackle internationally known and since then has produced tens of thousands of examples of all sizes. Egmont appears regularly as a speaker at boat shows and has given countless seminars and workshops on modern splicing. He runs a small online shop for specialized splicing tools and accessories. www.emf-marine.com