What is a locked splice and how can I make it ?
The locked splice, “New Zealand” or “Brumel” splice is an alternative to the simple braid splice. What is its specificity? As well as the constriction effect, a mechanical lock guaranties the splice’s holding power. These are the properties :
A splice that is easy to make: rope work accessible to everyone
A “minute” splice, very quick to make:No stitching
A splice that requires little Dyneema®: spliced length (50 x the diameter of the braid)
The locked splice is less robust than the single braid splice
To know all about the locked splice and to learn how to make it by the book, click on the video tutorial below !
Locked splice: the “magic” tip
In the following tutorial, you will see a real magic show (thanks for clapping). Instead of making a locked splice, as explained previously, our splicer, Julien Barnet, imagines that the rope is already tied to a chain plate.
How to make a locked splice with the constraint of a fixed point? Here is the answer: It is magic but it is not rocket science !