As promised, a knot poll. This ain't a 'which is the BEST knot?' poll. It's probably safe to say there is no best knot, or, at least no way to determine what knot is the best. The idea is a statistical crossection of what knot AS members prefer and maybe some discussion about how you came to use a particular knot. I'm using a distel because Ryan Willock taught me DRT and that's what he uses. It suits me fine and I have no reason to try anything else though I've toyed with a Blake's and used Prusiks years ago climbing fixed ropes. There are only 10 poll choices so I'll name the ones I'm familiar with and leave an 'Other' choice so you can elaborate if you like. I got my terminology from an ISA article, 'Son of a Hitch' by Mark Adams... I think. If anybody wants to start a flame war, be my guest but seriously witty discussion is a lot more interesting.