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Figure Eight Loop

 

The Figure Eight Loop is one of the best known and most widely used of all knots. It is probably the safest and quickest way to form a loop at the end of a rope. It is comparatively easy to tie and it stays tied. Its disadvantages - it's difficult to adjust and cannot easily be untied after loading - tend to be outweighed by its general usefulness.

To Tie a Figure Eight Loop:

Double over the rope and form a loop.
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Now bring the doubled working end over the doubled standing part and back up through the original loop.
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Pull the doubled working end through the original loop and slowly draw the knot together by pulling the loop and the main standing part.
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Tighten the final knot, making sure that the figure eight pattern and the loop have been correctly formed.
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Figure Eight Loop Video

 

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