Animated Knots Reference
One use of this is in keeping the center of your rope; you can see me tie it for that purpose in this video:
I think that the link for this video should be https://vimeo.com/crashrestraint/keeping-center
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Hi, still here is shown the Video "Keeping the Center". As reported already from "BoatBabe"
"Keeping the Center" is the correct/intended video for this page.
Then why is the title Slipped Overhand Knot?
Because you are performing a slipped overhand knot in order to "keep the center" of the rope, so the bight is easily and quickly accessible.
One of my earliest jobs in the military was running Engineers stores, and so it became second nature to me to coil lashings, I do it entirely subconsciously, because a rope lying around across the floor is a potential trip danger. It tangles, too. So I'll keep talking, or doing, while my hands coil. These days, it's a figure-8, then, it was just a coil. But I don't think it a bad habit to tidy as you go, it saves time at the end. Your ropes are all the same, sorted and ready for the next use. How do ropes become free in the middle of a session? Some are used as working suspensions until the main display rigging is done, then they're removed. Things like that.
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