Author Topic: what knot is this?  (Read 7739 times)

civis romanus

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Re: what knot is this?
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 11:50:57 AM »
Some accidentally tie the form you show here by mistake...

Indeed, I too before learning well the Prusik mistook the knot by tying this one, because it comes more natural to wrap the loop a few times before passing the rest of the rope through it.
But not being mentioned in any of the books I have, I always thought of it as a 'wrong Prusik' rather than a variant with a name of its own, easier to tie than a Prusik and, apparently, without any particular drawback.

knot4u

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Re: what knot is this?
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 08:20:50 PM »
Some accidentally tie the form you show here by mistake...

Indeed, I too before learning well the Prusik mistook the knot by tying this one, because it comes more natural to wrap the loop a few times before passing the rest of the rope through it.
But not being mentioned in any of the books I have, I always thought of it as a 'wrong Prusik' rather than a variant with a name of its own, easier to tie than a Prusik and, apparently, without any particular drawback.

In my testing, the Prusik is a superior gripping hitch, where the load runs parallel to the object (pole).