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May 10, 2018Coils

How to Tie Off the Cable Coil – ITS Knot of the Week HD

How to Tie Off the Cable Coil – ITS Knot of the Week HD

After posting the Cable Coil Knot of the Week, we received numerous requests to show a method for tying it off and that’s exactly what we’re doing today! This knot is a simple, but strong way to end the Cable Coil so that the rope or line stays contained.

Using a shortened final loop and the last few feet of the line, a bight is formed and locked down with a wrap. The bight is then used to secure the end, by pulling the shortened loop. The end result is a strong knot that will keep the coil from coming undone.

Cable Coil Tie Off » Coils

(Strength: 3/Security: 3/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 2) See below for what these ratings mean.



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.


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