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Do you prefer a figure-8 because:
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you don't trust anything else? 100%  100%  [ 1 ]
the bowline is too complicated? 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
you think a bowline is used for hunting? 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Figure-8 or nothing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:16 am 
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It seems the Figure-8 still triumphs over the single/double bowline, even for seasoned sport climbers.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:21 am 
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I started climbing indoor and learned a figure of eight, so I only tie into my harness with a figure of eight. If am abseiling and I am going to use a safety rope then I use a bowline, though you can also use a figure of eight for a safety rope, I just do a bowline for a safety rope because I was taught that and like to practice different knots. A figure of eight in my opinion is an easy knot to learn than a bowline.

I believe a figure of 8 and a bowline knot should have stopper knot on them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:22 pm 
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whatever happened to the sexy knot ....

much more compact than an f8 and no flapping tat. used it xclusively since about '94 and never had an issue


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:24 pm 
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this was posted in the forum some time ago ...
http://www.animatedknots.com/


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