2 Rope Takate Kote (Wrap Twice) [Level 2]
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Notes and Resources:
Factors affecting first wrap tension:
- Just pull really hard to center: top left wrap ends up a bit tighter
- Why? Even if you even out, right wrap has mechanical advantage
- Tighten right more to balance, and can even out post-lock, but still tight
- If still uneven, can actually pull through lock between sides to adjust top/bottom balance
- Can start with top wrap looser, but not usually enough to equalize
- Alternate extreme: don't pull at all, put knot in current-tension spot then rotate
- Then stem gets crazy loose
- Can reduce loose stem effect by pulling wraps down; but shorter stem
- Starting with wrists low gives you the slack you need without tightening or rotating
- Variation: start with column tie out of position
- Rotating a little before locking lets you get the rest of the way by tightening the loose stem
- Sometimes you can get (some) rotation just by yanking (not reliable)
- If you pinch wraps together, can keep even and encourage to rotate
- It tends to settle back a little after rotating this way; easy to not quite hit center
- Some may mix in a bit of slack from wrist position, tension difference, etc.
- Every body also compresses different amount -- this is why this is so hard!