One hand grabs and pulls, the other only guides. This may be due to the slight possibility that a toggle from one rope may disengage from the other rope accidentally. Share This Story. Return your hand to your knee, grab the rope from your other hand, and pull the next length in the exact same way, to the exact same position. The exception is laid line— rope made of 3 smaller strands—which has its own natural twist that you should follow.
The concept is to insert the toggle of one rope into the eye of another rope thereby allowing any length of rope to be constructed quickly and simply without knots. Pull to tighten knot securely. This is not quite as important, and takes a bit more practice, but if all the loops are the same size, they are less likely to pass through each other.
Until you get a feel for it, use this old Boy Scout trick: It should unravel without any tangles or interruptions. The Boy Scouts of America adopted the Toggle Rope in the 1940s as part of their toolset for Pioneering and general use. Fold at the 12 inch mark Leaving 8 inches for the loop, stitch the last 4 inches in a series of six bar tacks or six complete zig-zag stitches. If the coil is too large for you to manage, practice making smaller loops but not too small , or just fold the coil in half once the ends are secured—it will remain tangle free when you unfold it.
Around an anchor. You can make figure-8s great for small stuff, like this or you can alternate the twist of each loop as Gunner directed. Alternative method — quick and easy Mark 14 inches from end Mark 6 inch, 14 inch, fold at 14 inch Fold and tie Overhand Knot 8 inches from end. Do not leave it exposed for extended periods.
I use a velcro cable tie to secure the ends to the coil, because I'm lazy. Making the ends long enough helps avoid that problem.
The Root The Grapevine. There is a potential problem with alternating twists.
Share Tweet. Coiled rope and electric cord should be loose, and a simple toss should be all that's required to unravel entirely—lifeguards and sailors are taught the trick to coiling rope tangle-free, as a tangle can literally be a matter of life or death in their profession.