Text and Video
Hey teach’. The video is down at the moment and can’t find the text instructions you referred to, but I found the following from SirTalon75: https://youtu.be/iMtfBTqNI0Y
That seems to work pretty well and looks similar to Lochai’s picture in your linked blog entry. Is that correct? Can I say I “Learned It,” yet? :)
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That's a clever variation -- they're locking it off in a different, but certainly valid, way from what I'd previously described. The slipping of the knot is indeed the same.
Sensei, the video is broken
A slipped variant is one where the knot hasn't been fully formed, in general by passing a bight (OK, a hump, to you lubbers) in the running end rather than the whole running end. It'll hold, but can be pulled back if needed. An additional safety runs the running end through the bight.
In general, the standing end is the end of the rope that's attached to something, the running end is the end you're working with. In this instance, because we're building that attachment, I'm reversing the idea, as we're using a short tail to work with: it's the bit which goes through the loop. Once tied, the Somerville end becomes the standing end.
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