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Offline weedeater64

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Let's have a bit of fun.
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:19:31 AM »
Quick, without looking it up in a book/internet/whatever, grab a piece of cordage and tie a single hitch.

Then post a comment with instructions on how to tie it. Text, image, video, however you want.

No cheating, don't look it up.

I'm going to make a prediction, 90% or more will tie an entirely different knot, not a single hitch.

Feeling brave?
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:00:50 PM »
I KNOW, I KNOW!

It's half of the knot known as two half hitches.....I think. :-\


EDIT:  Why is it that, when I post from my iPhone, it puts a question mark instead of an apostrophe in a contraction?  :shrug: :pissed:
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 12:09:37 PM »
I tried a 1/2 clove and it fell off.
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 04:07:38 PM »
I tied the same know Wolfy did.
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 04:48:19 PM »
Just off the top of my head.

I believe this is that lazy throw over a pole horse lead done in the movies. The rope goes over the pole, under, across the standing lead, back under the pole then over the top and underneath the two laying on top of the pole. Can be tied slippery as well. Just enough that the horse says, whoa I'm tied up, better not pull to hard.
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:24:14 PM »
I?m brain-farting at the moment, but I thought it was the first part of tying your shoes...right over left, pull tight or left over right and pull tight, whichever works best for you

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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 10:59:11 AM »
That's a fine start for shoes, but...you do finish with the Berluti;no?
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 10:31:28 AM »
For shoes I use a double slipped square knot :o)

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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 12:00:40 PM »
For shoes I use a double slipped square knot :o)
I have never heard the familiar shoestring-knot referred to by that term, but that is exactly what it is....I like it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
Well of course the inferior version is the ?double slipped granny? ?o)

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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 02:41:19 PM »
Wolfy,.. Wolfy,.. Wolfy.... for shame, for shame....

Well, I was hoping for more activity here, but I think I've waited long enough.

Someone elsewhere on the interwebs asked the other day, how to lower something and retrieve your rope without someone on the ground to untie.

Of course it would be better to have a line a bit longer than the distance to the ground and back up, but what if you don't?

I replied, a single hitch. I was going to show an image, so off to google I went to search for this fundamental and foundational knot. I was very disappointed. I've seen plenty of videos and images wrongly calling the half hitch a single hitch, Wolfy!!, but I was a bit surprised that it is basically impossible to find with an internet search.

I give you the humble and elusive single hitch.



I knew it was in Ashley's book, but I wanted to bring attention to this failure of the internet. Let's get the word out on this guys, words mean things and it is important that we all know what they mean, or keep our mouthes shut. Unlike the usual me. hahaha
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 04:58:53 PM »
Well, I'll be danged :-[..........that's the second time I've been wrong!  :doh: :lol:
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 06:20:33 PM »
Looks like a 1/2 clove hitch, sorta.
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 10:15:55 PM »
For a fun knot, my grand daughter liked the movie "Moana". I found out the quick knot they tie in the movie is a Tugboat Bow Line. After a little practice and adding a little showmanship, it's fun to tie and the grand kids think it's great.  And yes, I'm easily amused :D

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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2018, 12:25:04 PM »
I googled TUGBOAT BOWLINE because I had never heard the term before. :P    According to what I read there, anyway, it is just another name for the old PERFECTION LOOP that a lot of anglers prefer as a terminal loop on their fishing lines for its ease of tying and percentage of retained line strength.  It is nice looking knot and now, added to my repertoire of known knots. :thumbsup:

Thanks, Pete! :cheers:
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Re: Let's have a bit of fun.
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 12:52:25 PM »
That's the loop I use on Zing it. I know how to bury for a locked Brummel now but prefer the knot. quick and easy and can be untied with a lot of patience. dyneema is slippery.


Ummm, Didn't I nail that? looks like the old westerns horse tie to me. lot's of jokes about the laziness of the cowboys just throwing the rope over the pole.
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