Before we start to tie, the rope is waiting, neatly coiled, ready to be unleashed. There are many many ways to store rope, each method will have different pros and cons. Different situations have different needs and it is interesting to be able to adapt.

The goal of this week is to try different coiling methods, compare them, and combine them to find our own.

Day 183: Performance Bundle
Day 184: Transport Bundle
Day 185: Overhand Hank Variants
  •  On day 7 we learned a coil that will have low impact on the rope when store for a while and still allows to find the bight quickly. We can make variations of this tie that will change the characteristics. For exemple, using a slip knot instead of an overhand knot.
Day 186: Reverse Bundle
  • Creating a bundle that will not untie itself right away, and slowly uncoil as we use the rope can be very practical. You can gain speed by not having the whole length of rope when pulling through. This method is very practical when you don’t want your rope to touch the ground while tying.
Day 187: Braided Bundle
Day 188: Chain Sinnet
  • aka Daisy chain – The chain sinnet allows for quick untying but have a tendency to kink the rope. It is an excellent way to tie up the rope for washing and is also very popular among people who use nylon or other types of slippery rope as this one is less likely to untie in transport.
Day 189: Storage Coil
  • If you are going to store the rope for a long time, you will want to keep it in a way that will put no twists or pressure on the rope. This can mean hanging the rope if you have space, or making a coil that will not bend the rope in any way, and using another object to keep it in position like twine, or tie wraps.

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