P.O. Box 4004 Huntsville, AL 35815
Ph: 256.508.3644
Fax: 256.650.5585

 

 

There are many devices used to tighten the bottom rope of a volleyball net. Rope Ratchets® and the spring loaded clothes-line tensioners are the most common. The LeverKnot® offers an alternative to these methods with the following advantages

  • Weighs less than one ounce which prevents it from tangling in the net during storage.
  • Fast and easy to use.
  • No springs to break.
  • It's small.
  • It won't slip.
  • It can be adjusted easily, even when the pads are on the net.
  • There are no loose ropes to get in the way.
  • It's unique cover stays on the net so it won't get misplaced.

The success of our VB-6 Volleyball Net Tensioning System had created numerous requests for a similar system for the bottom rope of a volleyball net.

The VB-BR2C Volleyball Net Bottom Rope Tensioning System can be use to upgrade any net that has a 1/4 inch diameter bottom rope. They are easy to install and come with a unique cover that stays on the net. This system works in the same way as the VB-6 using the existing rope on the net.

This VB-BR2C system comes with 2 1/4 inch LeverKnots and 2 covers.

Click here to see how to get a set for your net.

The 1/4 inch LeverKnot above is shown covered. The 1/8 inch LeverKnot above it is part of the VB-6 Tensioning System.


     
The following directions are available in PDF format here.    

   

Installing the LeverKnot on the bottom rope of a volleyball net.


   
             

Put up the volleyball net. Center it on the court but don’t attach the bottom rope. Remove the existing bottom rope tensioning system, removing any knots in the rope as necessary.

Thread the bottom rope through one of the covers. Then thread the rope through the hole in the end of the LeverKnot above the D-ring as shown.

 

Place the bottom rope around the pole and tie a 2 1/2 inch loop in the rope about a foot away from the pole.

Tie the loop by folding the rope back on itself and tying a simple overhand knot as shown in the inset.


Using the LeverKnot to tighten the bottom rope of a volleyball net.

Wrap the looped end of the rope around the pole.

Place the loop through and over the end of the LeverKnot as shown.

To tighten, pull and rotate the LeverKnot away from the pole.

When the LeverKnot is released it rotates further back towards the rope and stays in place.

NOTE: It may be necessary to adjust how the ropes are tied to the net to provide the widest range of adjustment for your net system. We recommend the position of the LeverKnot to be approximately midway between the upright and the net when at full tension.

Lock the LeverKnot in place by pinching the end
of the LeverKnot and the rope together and
sliding the metal D-ring up within the slot until it
snaps into the notch.

Expand the end of the cover and pull it over the LeverKnot and the knot in the rope.

It’s simple. It’s covered. It’s tight.


To remove:
  • Uncover by pulling the cover toward the net. (The cover stays on the rope so it won’t get lost.)
  • Unlock by pinching the end of the LeverKnot and the rope together and pushing the D-ring in and down within the slot.
  • Rotate the LeverKnot away from the rope and slide it towards the upright.
  • Remove the loop from the end.
   
 
               

The LeverKnot is made in the U.S.A. and protected under U.S. Patent Number 6,839,942.

P.O. Box 4004 Huntsville, AL 35815
Ph: 256.508.3644
Fax: 256.650.5585