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#1 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:57 PM

I think there needs to be more activity in the grip forum so....

share your favorite knots.


My favorite knot right now ( I've become obsessed for some reason) is the truckers hitch- basically a ratchet strap made of rope. What a wonderful knot....just wonderful.
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#2 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:00 PM

Knowledge of the clove hitch, truckers hitch, bow-line hitch, and timber hitch will have you set for a long career of hard labor!
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#3 Matt Sander

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:28 PM

Bowline and clove can solve just about any problem very quickly, I'm a big fan of both.
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#4 Gino Terribilini

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:31 PM

Got my eagle scout, but can't remember how to tie many knots. I was on a shoot recently that had some stunt guys rigging up all kinds of stunts, but I was mostly amazed at the ease at which they tied their knots. Very impressive...
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#5 ChrisConnelly

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

Being able to tie a bowline with one hand is a good skill for working up high. Check out the Morrow Guide to Knots, it's a great resource.
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#6 Sol Train Saihati

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 09:30 AM

Being able to tie a bowline with one hand is a good skill for working up high. Check out the Morrow Guide to Knots, it's a great resource.


Good post! Does anyone have any links to knot tying sites? An essential skill for any Gaffer/Grip...
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#7 George T. Griswold Jr.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 02:01 PM

Most knots are here, with pictures:

http://www.iland.net...tton/index.html
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#8 Brian L Schilling

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 04:54 AM

The Sheep Shank is a good knot to use for a Trucker's Hitch. It grabs onto itself, and comes out very easily.
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