Keeping the Center

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This quick trick lets you easily find the center of a rope again when you've untied it, but not coiled it immediately. I make a habit of doing this every time I finish untying a rope, before setting it down.

Most of my rope kits have four different lengths of rope, so I'll sometimes vary the center-keeping knot that I use to help me keep track of which are which if I'm going to re-use them in the same scene. I use the slipped overhand shown above for the rope length I use most, and a non-slipped overhand, figure 8, and slipped figure 8 for the other three.

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Other ties related to: Rope Handling

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    LovelyLadyDiana | Oct 30th, 2015 8:32pm PDT #

    Awesome tip!

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      Foxoloop | Dec 1st, 2018 4:53pm PST #

      I do this everytime I use my ropes now, really saves me a lot of time THANK YOU <3

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        bpromas | Dec 16th, 2018 11:17am PST #

        Brilliant. It's just a single link of a daisy chain, which I love making so I got this tie down.

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          EddieTies | Jan 1st, 2019 9:00pm PST #

          This is the same video as on the previous page. Is it supposed to be a different video? The caption suggests it will be a video showing three different knots from the Slipped Overhand Knot that is shown in this video (e.g., non-slipped overhand, figure 8, and slipped figure 8).

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            Topologist | Jan 6th, 2019 6:11pm PST #

            Sorry, there's just the one video. I'll add a link for a figure-8 knot, although if you don't already know it, it might not be worth learning just for this purpose.

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