Knot of the Week Video: Use an Alpine Coil to Quickly Coil Your Rope for Storage - ITS Tactical
 
March 8, 2016Coils

Knot of the Week Video: Use an Alpine Coil to Quickly Coil Your Rope for Storage

Knot of the Week Video: Use an Alpine Coil to Quickly Coil Your Rope for Storage

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On this week’s Knot of the Week, we’ll be going over the Alpine Coil and how it can be used to quickly coil your rope for storage. While a more hasty method for coiling is demonstrated before completing this tying method, being careful that each loop stacks on top of the latter, this can also be a great way to quickly deploy a rope as well.

Nothing more is required than forming a bight in the working end and leaving some slack to wrap back around the coiled rope. The working end is then passed back through the bight and secured by pulling on the opposite end of the bight.

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(Strength: 5/Security: 5/Stability: 4/Difficulty: 3) See below for what these ratings mean.

Ratings

Strength/Security/Stability/Difficulty

Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:

Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of  a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.

Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.

Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.

Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.

Discussion

1 comments
Jack
Jack

Watched the video a few times. 1st of all, thank you for posting it.

Question: At the beginning you tell us to have 12" of rope hanging out of your hand before wrapping the cord around your hand/elbow....but at the end you do nothing with it. It's the trailing end that you use to create the bight and complete the knot.

What was the 12" for? Just to ensure it did not slide out of the knot when complete?

Thanks

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