Re: Knot Magic (Jim Sleezer)
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Fri, 29 Oct 1993 11:39:00 MST
Jim is right, to properly learn how to tie an overhand knot without letting
go of the ends, you have to see it done. This is no cross your arms trick,
you start with your arms open wide and end of the rope in each hand. You
finish in the same position. This trick, however, takes LOTS of pratice,
you do it poorly, and it's no good and you look stupid!
I once keep two scouts busy with this one for a whole week when I was
working on camp staff. They claimed I was cheating. You will have to
chase down Jim, myself, or someone else who knows this trick to learn the
From a book I found in a library years ago I learn to throw overhand knots
(they disappear from the rope) and then get them back in a bag. Check out
your lcoal library, you will be amazed at what you can sometimes find.
With pratice and a small diameter cord you can throw clove hitches around
your finger. If you are real good, you can do this around a stick held in
your hand. It's all in the arm swing when throwing the rope. The method
used to tie the knot is the same used when you make two loops and put them
over a pole to make a clove hitch.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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