Heaving line knot twists - question

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  1. samsquatch

    samsquatch Member

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    Hey guys, I create a heaving line knot, and when I take the wraps around the core, I get twists in the rope - so when I go to heave it, it snags on stuff.

    Do you know of any tricks to prevent the rope from twisting while wrapping it?
    SAM
     
  2. Tom Dunlap

    Tom Dunlap Longest registered member

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    Put up a link to the heaving line knot you're using. It might help

    After tying the heaving knot Figure out how much rope you need to throw. Pay that out below you to straighten out the coils. Then carefully coil for throwing. Let the knot hang and give a roll to the rope as you make coils. They should straighten out as you throw
     
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  3. Cereal_Killer

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    Here's what I use most of the time:
     
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  4. Tom Dunlap

    Tom Dunlap Longest registered member

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    With that knot it seems like you're always going to
    Have hockles

    Nice to see the Fail Vids at the end. Lol
     
  5. TheTreeSpyder

    TheTreeSpyder Well-Known Member

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    The rope MUST trap turns in itself whenever it is forced to coil
    unless you purposefully command/schedule it not to by:
    don't coil and allow rope to self balance (sloppy flake pile of Natural/self equalizing order)
    counter twists at each layer
    or allowing twists to work (or be combed) off of free end.
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    But you must prepare for the twists, and purposefully counter the tendency.
    myProof: take 1" flat webbing pinch end with thumb of 1 hand into it's palm
    take forefinger of other hand and serve the webbing nice and flat around the original hand
    >>each motion is constantly trapping twists in to a growing mess
    round rope device is approximately same problem, just more witness-able/emphasized in the flat rope /webbing device.
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    This necessity in heaving line/monkey fist is just 1 example of this attribute.
     
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  6. samsquatch

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    I like Cereal's example above.
    For reference, I'm using the heaving line knot in this app - by the way, excellent app.
     

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