Figure 8 Inline Double Column [Level 1]

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This tie is great for attaching two parallel limbs to a stem running between them -- a situation that comes up a lot in hogties and armbinders. It's not really made for putting a lot of tension on the lines going in or out of the cuff; it's just meant to anchor the limbs to a fixed point.

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    pleasedonotstop | Apr 1st, 2017 5:13am PDT #

    Hi ! Great video (and camera angles)... It seems right now it is the only Second Double column tie. Is there a better solution for a tie that is both as Second and Double column ? Like a modified Captured Overhand Cuff for double column tie? Or using a double column Somerville Bowline as second column? Thanks !

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      CueTheScar | Sep 3rd, 2019 5:11am PDT #

      Is it just me, or is this figure 8 different from the next video where it's demonstrated ? This one goes through the same space every time (that is, passing underneath the middle rope for one side, then over the middle rope for the opposite side), while in the other one the rope went over the middle rope for both sides. This video's method skews everything to one side, while it seems like the other way the middle rope remains nicely centered. Is there any reason for one or the other ? Also, I think it really helps to have some sort of knot or twist to keep the rope from sliding to the side of the first wrap.

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        Topologist | Sep 3rd, 2019 8:59am PDT #

        Always coming out on the same side (as shown in this video) provides the best support if you are tying in a vertical position and there's a chance of the wraps slipping down (e.g. in an armbinder); but in a hogtie situation (the other video I assume you're referring to) it doesn't really matter. There are many different ways you could choose to thread a figure-8 pattern like this and they'll all be pretty equivalent once cinched together in the center. In reality, this is something I tend to tie however feels convenient in the particular situation.

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