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KnottyPine

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Works like a Bowline - What is it?
« on: May 30, 2018, 04:35:23 PM »
I made a mistake trying a new method of tying a bowline and got this knot.

It ties quick, cinches tightly and won't slip when loaded on an 2 of 3 lines, holds a fixed loop that draws well through cracks, and unties easily.  It also has a nice visual symmetry to it.  Great for placing a loop at the end of a rope!

Does anyone know what it is?


agent_smith

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Re: Works like a Bowline - What is it?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 10:44:31 AM »
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Does anyone know what it is?

What you have tied is a 'Myrtle' Bowline.
It is the starting base for some great Bowlines developed by Xarax and Alan Lee.

The form you have tied has a right-hand (Z twist) nipping loop followed by a left-hand (S twist) tail maneuver. This is the most stable form of Myrtle (rather than Z twist nipping loop and Z twist tail).

The type of cord you use to tie this structure affects its security.

Go to this web site for details about Bowlines: Link  http://www.paci.com.au/knots.php (click on #2 'Bowline analysis')