Replacing Spectra Cordage On Your Slip Tips



tool kit

In your MAKO Attack Pack Tool Kit you will need:

  • C) Measure tape
  • F) Scissors
  • H) Lighter

You will also need from your Spectra Cordage Replacement Kit:

Before we get started, I want to introduce you to Alfred from the Lomwe Tribe in South Africa. Alfred makes all of our slip tip assemblies. Alfred was kind enough to help me put together this instructional section. In addition to being an all around great guy, his commitment to quality and customer service is second to none. Thank you very much Alfred. I really appreciate what you do for me and my customers. Keep up the good work.
alfredslip tip

STEP 1
The supplied cordage is 53 inches. Do not cut the spectra until you have finished the following steps. You will need close to this amount to complete the assembly process. Start by threading the spectra through the recessed pin.

spectrathread the spectra

STEP 2
Cut a 60 degree angle on one end of the spectra to make it easy to thread through the eye of the needle.

cut spectrathread thru the eye

STEP 3
Pull spectra through slip tip so that the end of the needle and the other end of the spectra are of equal length.

pull spectra through

STEP 4
Very close to the pin, insert needle through a natural opening in the spectra cable and begin threading the needle through the inside of the spectra.

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STEP 5
Continue to push the spectra onto the needle. Once the needle has reached the end, begin to pull the spectra back to expose the needle.

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STEP 6
Once the needle is out of the spectra, pull on the needle to tighten the loop formed at the pin.

continue to pushtighten

STEP 7
Once the loop around the pin has been tightened, push about 8 inches of Spectra through the slide ring.

push

STEP 8
Make a loop about 4 inches from the end of the Spectra.

make a loop

STEP 9
Cross the 4 inch section over the long section.

cross over

STEP 10
Wrap the short section around the long section 3 times.

continue to push

STEP 11
Push the short section through the 3 previously formed loops

wrap 3 times

STEP 12
It is a good idea to spread some epoxy in the knot before tightening. Crank down hard to tighten and burn end with lighter to prevent fraying.

push through the loops

Thanks Alfred!

Alfred