Sheer Lashing

The sheer lashing is used for legs on pioneering projects. First tie a clove hitch around one spar, then bind the two with seven or eight parallel turns. Finish with two or three frapping turns between the spars and a clove hitch to the second spar. A sheer lashing is also used to bind adjacent poles together. It is also a good way to reinforce a broken or weak pole. The frapping turns are used to tighten the lashing.