The purpose of the bowline is to create a loop that doesn't slip. Being
one of the harder knots to learn, this method may make learning it more
exciting and fun because it looks smooth when tying it. This one takes a
bit of practice to master, but once comfortable with it, bowlines can be
tied quickly and with a fancy touch.
How to do it:
Its easiest to learn by tying the bowline around your
body, but once mastered, it can be tied without being around the body. A
movie is provided. The picture to the left may not be enough to
learn the procedures because of all the wrist movements involved.
Note: The bowline is not a recommended knot for nylon kernmantle
rope. Nylon is too slippery and the knot will slip.
- Step 1: Put the rope around your body and hold the short end in
right hand. You will never let go of the long side in your left hand. You
will never let go of the short rope in your right hand until step 4.
- Step 2: Just like the picture shows.
- Step 3: Go through the loop and back up. The long rope side
will wrap around your right hand.
- Step 4: Release the short rope, take it around the long rope
and grab it again with the same hand.
- Step 5: Work your right hand out of the knot without
releasing the short rope in the right hand.
- Step 6: Tighten the knot by pulling the long rope in the left
hand forward. Do not pull the short rope in the right hand. Just hold
it still and let the left rope tighten the knot.
- Step 7: The completed knot.
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