Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Anything related to off-road Technical questions and Modifications
Post Reply
dominoman
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by dominoman »

I need some help...

So yesterday I was out with some friends in the desert. My pal in the Prado got stuck and we needed snatch straps for extra length because of the awkward position.

A newbie friend jumped out and connected the straps using a loop knot while we connected the ends to the cars. Unfortunately we didn't realise until later that was a very bad idea...

I'm stuck with these 2 nice new snatch straps with a knot that is harder than granite. Any ideas how I can seperate them again? I've tried tapping gently with a hammer. No good.

Photo below
Image
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JuUhv8p7zpBYi7yq6

Thanks for any help
---------------------------------------------
Mike
Pajero 3.8 LWB

User avatar
Redbeard
Expert
Expert
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by Redbeard »

Have you tried submerging in soapy water?

dominoman
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by dominoman »

I haven't tried that. Was worried that it might make it swell and be worse than before?
---------------------------------------------
Mike
Pajero 3.8 LWB

User avatar
JustAhmedo
Marshal
Marshal
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by JustAhmedo »

Try to give it an easy beating with a hammer on every direction of the knot. It will loosen up a bit after few hits and then you may end up undoing the knot. Make sure you dont hit in on a hard surface so you wont damage the strap.
If you cover the hammer with a rubber or piece of cloth it will be better for not damaging the strap.
You can shake the desert sand from my shoes, but not from my soul

Just Ahmedo

User avatar
julius2532
Intermediate
Intermediate
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by julius2532 »

Thanks for sharing, it's a lesson learn for the readers to add something in between when joining kinetic ropes.

User avatar
Octopus
Marshal
Marshal
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat May 12, 2018 9:48 am
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by Octopus »

try working a screwdriver in between to get some leverage

User avatar
Marcolino333
Advanced
Advanced
Posts: 73
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:55 am
Location: Abu Dhabi

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by Marcolino333 »

so anyone know what is the best knot to connect two straps? I would go with two bowline knot bit I'm not sure it will loosen easily...

User avatar
Bulldozer
Board Member
Board Member
Posts: 7722
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:00 am
Location: Ajman

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by Bulldozer »

Octopus wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:48 pm
try working a screwdriver in between to get some leverage
fully agree i did it b4 and works.
Life is too Short, nothing to argue about, specially with closed minded

User avatar
Bulldozer
Board Member
Board Member
Posts: 7722
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:00 am
Location: Ajman

Re: Undoing a knot in snatch straps

Post by Bulldozer »

Marcolino333 wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:19 pm
so anyone know what is the best knot to connect two straps? I would go with two bowline knot bit I'm not sure it will loosen easily...
To loose the straps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X32O8RJd258

To connect two straps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5BMbExC6kU
Life is too Short, nothing to argue about, specially with closed minded

Post Reply