Good knots for bungee line
Bungee line and other super stretchy cordage can’t be fastened securely with traditional knots. They often slip at just 10% of breaking strength. But here are a few knots that work exceptionally well in bungee line.
Angler’s loop. A good loop knot for permanent use, but nearly impossible to untie.
Zeppelin loop. A secure loop knot that can actually be untied.
Vice-versa bend. Use for joining two bungee lines. The ends are tidily parallel to the standing parts, convenient if you have to reeve the knot through an eye. Fairly difficult to untie after heavily loading.
Zeppelin bend. Use in place of the vice-versa bend wherever ease of untying after extreme stress is valued more than tidiness.
- Stevedore knot. Based on the figure-8 but with an extra wrap, this is a moderately bulky stopper knot that stays put.