Author Topic: alpineer's Cowboy Bowline - TIB method  (Read 1347 times)


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alpineer's Cowboy Bowline - TIB method
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:04:48 AM »

I've trying to put some arrows and number to seven images to depict one method I figured out. I've found a reference on this forum that suggest the name of this particular bowline.
Image found elsewhere on this forum:;topic=1202.0;attach=4797

One interesting fact is that is that I find myself use less time to tie this loop using TIB method compared to the "traditional method" where I push the pulling end around - even if using Bowline hand-rolling-method (or whatever term you use for that first step of tying a bowline).

Have fun  :)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 03:05:40 AM by Knutern »
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.


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Re: alpineer's Cowboy Bowline - TIB method
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 09:40:51 PM »
As was discussed some years ago, and influencing to some degree
Agent_Smith's presentation, the bowline is better presented with
the SPart crossing OVER the closure of the turNip, contrary the way
it has been typically presented --copy after copy after copycat image.

And I find getting this one-of-four(or more) version reliably comes
from recognizing that it can be formed using to cast-in-hand loops
'a la clove hitch --but where the hitch's crossing part is what will
become the eyeknot's eye bight.  I thus cast the initial loop into my
left hand to hold (closure passing UNDER SPart), and then cast-form
a 2nd such loop --matching orientation and similar small size (as,
again, it is the crossing piece between these that makes the eye)--,
and poke this 2nd-formed loop into the first, and then "do the
*back-flip* method of taking the loop around all else (yeah, partly
pushing the crossing part down through it).

Knotting Matters --I just saw, newly rec'd, today-- has another eyeknot
that can be formed with a like casting-of-clove-oriented-loops (Ashley's
#1034), and which works well qua trucker's hitch directional eyeknot
sheave.  (KM's imagery & text are shy of perfectly perspicuous, alas.

Further, I wouldn't call this a "cowboy bowline", as it's a regular one
with the extension of a tail tuck --i.e., a #1010, tail-on-inside version;
your suggested moniker usually refers to tail-on-outside (#1034.5) one.

« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 09:44:34 PM by Dan_Lehman »


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Re: alpineer's Cowboy Bowline - TIB method
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 03:55:50 AM »
Hi All,
        I like these very useful versatile PET and TIB loops, it can tie in one continous motion with Lee's hand wrapping method. 
        Also see this link here for another Quick way to tie Scott's locked bowline by Xarax
         谢谢 alanlee