Rules of Thumb for Escape [Level 2]
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Notes and Resources:
When in doubt:
- Reverse directions (leverage!, friction)
- Go the long way across (avoid vertical)
Also important to know the "rules" and goals of your bottom.
Summary of escape principles from other exercises:
- Lock off each segment of the tie with a knot, even if you're not at the end of a rope
- Don't run lines vertically up and down the body, wrap around horizontally
- Watch where your knots and rope joins go to keep them away from hands
- Fill the hole in a bent arm when tying it in front of or behind the head
- Compressing squishy bits helps keep slack out of the rope
- Watch out for ropes that can slip off over the shoulder
- Anchor limb ties (particularly legs) to avoid their going off the end of the limb
- Retighten previous stages as you go along by reversing direction over and pulling them at a right angle
- Lock off on-the-bight cuffs by passing a rope through the bight (either right away, or as part of later retightening)
- Single column ties are tighter than double, but watch out for rotation
- Multiple column ties have more slack, but don't rotate
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