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This is me. I can complete this task in under 50 seconds now.

Square knot
Figure 8
slip knot
2 half hitches
clove hitch
taut line
timber hitch
sheep shank
sheet bend
bowline
bowline on a bight
 
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white.grant

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Nice work!

Knots are great fun and really useful, though in these days of hold down straps, occies and buckle clips they are a sadly neglected part of habit. I was a keen climber and sailor in my earlier days and really enjoyed developing my knot tying skills. A couple of memorable times they actually saved my arse (or someone elses ) and the boom (on another memorable occasion).
 

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Nice work!

Knots are great fun and really useful, though in these days of hold down straps, occies and buckle clips they are a sadly neglected part of habit. I was a keen climber and sailor in my earlier days and really enjoyed developing my knot tying skills. A couple of memorable times they actually saved my arse (or someone elses ) and the boom (on another memorable occasion).
Save you money too, from keeping your stuff from flying out the back the truck/lorry.
 

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There is a mountain climber knot someone taught me once, where you can tie a rope around you using only on hand. Do you know what thats called?
 

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Is it only me who finds it slightly amusing that his prize for tying all those knots was a brown monkey's fist?
:ph34r:
 

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Is it only me who finds it slightly amusing that his prize for tying all those knots was a brown monkey's fist?
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you get a green one for doing it in under 50 seconds, and a red if under 40 seconds

I assume you may be referring to the monkeys that throw shite at the zoo-goers
 

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No... obviously just me.

No so much zoo poo flinging. I know some guys who are into... how to put this... lets just say its a fairly extreme behavior undertaken between consenting adults equipped with rubber gloves and lots of lube. Each year they give out a "brown fist" award. I'll leave your imagination to do the rest.

You meet all types when you host websites.

BTW - well done on the knots. I can barely tie my shoelaces so that's an impressive effort.

Cheers
Dave
 

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No... obviously just me.

No so much zoo poo flinging. I know some guys who are into... how to put this... lets just say its a fairly extreme behavior undertaken between consenting adults equipped with rubber gloves and lots of lube. Each year they give out a "brown fist" award. I'll leave your imagination to do the rest.

You meet all types when you host websites.

BTW - well done on the knots. I can barely tie my shoelaces so that's an impressive effort.

Cheers
Dave
Ahhhh the human sock-puppet...I see. :icon_vomit:

to be honest I found out I was tying my shoes wrong for 40 years till I learned that my bow was actually a square knot with 2 loops in it. No wonder why it was always cock-eyed and kept coming undone. I was tying a Granny Knot bow.
 

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I can see from the youtube clip that effiency of movement would have got you down those four seconds, looked like you were tripping over ropes in the vid. :p
 

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Ahhhh the human sock-puppet...I see. :icon_vomit:

to be honest I found out I was tying my shoes wrong for 40 years till I learned that my bow was actually a square knot with 2 loops in it. No wonder why it was always cock-eyed and kept coming undone. I was tying a Granny Knot bow.
I actually changed my shoe tying technique just last week after watching a TED video on exactly that. 2 forms of the knot, one weak one strong. 40 years and I never realized. No wonder my shoes never stayed done up. I blame my parents for teaching me the wrong way all those years ago.

Thinking about it I just realized that we taught our kids the wrong method too. D'oh! Their laces never stay done up either.

For those that don't know - http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_t...your_shoes.html

Cheers
Dave
 

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If all else fails... granny knot.
 

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If all else fails... granny knot.
Granny was the problem. Crappy knot

yes my clumsiness slowed me down on that run. I took me more than a year to get both hands and feet working well
 

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I actually changed my shoe tying technique just last week after watching a TED video on exactly that. 2 forms of the knot, one weak one strong. 40 years and I never realized. No wonder my shoes never stayed done up. I blame my parents for teaching me the wrong way all those years ago.

Thinking about it I just realized that we taught our kids the wrong method too. D'oh! Their laces never stay done up either.

For those that don't know - http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_t...your_shoes.html

Cheers
Dave
That's a good illustration of my point. We should pay more attention to our knots, good ones make things easier in the long run. :) Bad ones, well make you fall over!
 

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