Author Topic: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot  (Read 2772 times)

alpineer

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knot4u

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 01:47:32 AM »

Sweeney

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 07:51:51 AM »
Might work for some but I prefer the 3 turns around my hand method.

Barry

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 10:48:33 AM »
This little gem gets a lot play on here, and I'm amazed people don't use the figure 8 method. It's probably the easiest to remember and yields a good knot every time. For me, the figure 8 method is MUCH easier to remember than trying to make two or three turns around my hand and then move them around all over the place trying to get the right structure.

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
This little gem gets a lot play on here, and I'm amazed people don't use the figure 8 method. It's probably the easiest to remember and yields a good knot every time. For me, the figure 8 method is MUCH easier to remember than trying to make two or three turns around my hand and then move them around all over the place trying to get the right structure.

All over the place?  I've seen such messy procedures, but it's quite possible to go from coils to the final product with one sweeping motion (first diagram):
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/butterflyloop.html

Just keep things loose.

By the "figure 8 method", do you mean the second method shown here?:
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/butterflyloop.html
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knot4u

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 06:37:05 PM »
The best method is obviously the Hybrid Method.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeKLU_6NLv4

I respect anybody's right to disagree, but you're wrong.

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Re: The "ThumbHook" Method of Tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 09:56:28 PM »
What's up with people taking the time to make videos of complicated methods?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX1dWKg6Ttc&feature=related

Seriously?  It's like they're playing a practical joke.

 

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