Author Topic: Bowline variation  (Read 793 times)


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Bowline variation
« on: May 04, 2019, 10:39:59 AM »
It starts with a cowboy variation of the bowline. The loop towards the working part of the rope needs to be kept loose, then the end is made to cross the ring part of the bowline, then the outer part of the bowline the other way, finishing by being tucked like a yosemite finish. Then the loose loop is tightened onto it.
Here s how I tie it
Here s what it looks like .
I would be interested in its structural strength, whether it can hold body weight for long durations, I know it worked as a tie in knot for a leash (safeguarding me) under my weight for over half an hour, although it had a stopper knot.
If I get to name it, it would probably be either the new scottish bowline or the western bowline.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 03:48:47 PM by ajouis »


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Re: Bowline variation
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 03:21:22 AM »
Hello ajouis,

This is best described as 'simple lock' for the #1034 1/2 Bowline.
A vulnerability of this knot is that some may swap the tail to the other side of the SPart - which provides a nice symmetrical form but, such an action immediately disqualifies it from being a 'Bowline'.
From there, a simple tug on the 'ongoing eye leg' transforms the structure into an unstable form.
Given the ease with which someone could misplace the tail on the wrong side of the SPart - it seems that this particular knot may not gain any traction in the community?

The attached photo is the opposite of your creation - and is based on #1010 (also independently discovered by Dan Lehman some time ago).
« Last Edit: May 07, 2019, 06:20:39 AM by agent_smith »