Knots and tying and quicker modified Bowline options

Posted By on April 28, 2014

bowlineI’ve always been intrigued with ways to improve on knots and look for faster ways to tie them. For example, I’ve used the “Flying Bowline” (not mastered it), as well as the one-handed and around the waist versions before – I might try to demonstrate them in a future post. The Flying or Tugboat Bowline is similar to the “ancient” bowline (chuckling at Wikipedia’s description), but it is a slightly modified version of the “king of knots.”

Here’s a great clip with the simple Boy Scout explanation of the Bowline along with a demonstration of the Yosemite finish.


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