This instruction manual is a processing recommendation for EDELRID tree care ropes. It should be noted that splices when placed on the market require additional certification. These products may only be used for the purpose for which they are intended. The customer have to ensure that the users are familiar with the correct application and the necessary safety precautions. The products may cause damage if used, stored, cleaned in a wrong way or if they are overloaded.
The length of the splicing needle has to be at least 14 times the rope diameter + eye length.
* For attachment of carabiners.
** Core and cover fibers have to be slightly more tapered than at the Woodpecker (after own discretion).
Before starting, make a butterfly knot at least two meters from the end of the rope (the larger the rope diameter, the farther away the knot should be) and drain the rope towards the end to ensure the core and cover have the same length.
Tape the end of the rope and cut it with scissors or a knife.
Mark the cover after length 1 from the end of the rope (Mark A).
Define the size of the eye (tight or wide eye) and mark it with Mark B (length 2.1 or 2.2 from the end of the rope).
Insert the fid at Mark B into a V-shaped cover filament pair (with the V-tip pointing to the end of the rope) and loosen them.
Take the core out of the cover at Mark B (ATTENTION: do not destroy any core yarns and pull out the core from the end of the rope).
Mark the core where you take it out of the cover (Mark B') and wrap tape around the end of the core.
Pull more core out of the cover. Measure length 3 from mark B' in direction of the knot and mark the core (mark C') with pulling out one strain of the core.
Pull more core out of the cover and do another mark at the core (Mark D') after length 2.1 or 2.2 depending on the size of the eye. Pull out the three double twins and the marking tape out of the core at Mark D and cut them in three slightly different lengths.
Slide the cover in direction of the knot until it's smooth. Measure length 4 from Mark B in direction of the knot and mark the point (Mark D).
Insert the splicing needle carfully between the pairs of strands into the cover at Mark D.
Caution: insert the needle on the oposite side of the core escape at Mark B.
Push the splicing needle between cover and core in direction of the end of the rope and let it escape one rope diameter behind Mark A (Caution: splicing needle should not get stuck at the core, to check, pull at the loose end of the core).
Cut the end of the core diagonally to taper the core and thread it on the splicing needle. Pull the splicing needle with the core back through the cover until Mark C' is at the entry point Mark B. The end of the core escapes at Mark D.
Mark every second cover pairs of strands (6 right and 6 left pairs) and pull them out of line. Additionally pull out another 4 - 6 pairs of strands to taper the end of the cover.
Subsequently cut off the pairs of strands close to their point of escape.
Enter the splicing needle at Mark D' into the core and push it through the core until Mark C'.
Remove the marker tape from the end of the cover and thread the tapered cover on the spicing needle.
Pull the splicing needle with the cover through the core.
Sew through the core-cover piece with the pulled core yarn from Mark C' until the yarn is completely sewn.
Cut off the remaining core from Mark B' to the exit point of the cover at Mark D in a 45° angle.
Hang in the Knot into a fixed point and the eye for example into your own climbing harness and milk the core back into the cover until Mark A and B meet.
Pull on the eye again to make the core disappear completely.