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water bowline - rapid method
« on: May 13, 2015, 03:01:04 AM »
I am looking for a method of knotting the "water blowline", called rapid/slipknot.
There are many pages referencing whis (e.g. this) but the video link is dead!

Can some knotter be so kind to reupload it or explain itto me?


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Re: water bowline - rapid method
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 04:01:14 PM »
Blowline?  ;D

Could it be this method?

The only way I can think of tying it any faster is when the standing end is so short that you can make a bight on the working end and just pull it through the clove hitch and then drag the standing end through.
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.


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Re: water bowline - rapid method
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 09:57:56 PM »
Hi All,
       elle45, I do'nt know anything about rapid/slipknot, but I have two ways to tie the water bowline, see if it work out for you.

       謝謝  alan lee.


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Re: water bowline - rapid method
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 10:09:59 PM »
   Alan, the second method, by "haltering the collar", is much better, probably quicker, and TIB.
This is not a knot.


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Re: water bowline - rapid method
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 02:11:20 AM »
Hi elle45,

The Slipknot method is often used by climbers to achieve the basis-(simple) Bowline,
 that will be "followed through" to complete the knot for their tie-in connection(those who still use this doubled Bowline instead of the Fig. 8 loop,rigorously with a final back-up knot around the standing end).
This method is also called "Lightning method" and it is precisely the method shown in this page of Wikipedia:

To get the Water Bowline using this method, "replace" the image of the first step with the image below and then act exactly as shown in the images of the other two steps.(..and good luck...)