Figure of 8 loop

Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
 
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
1. Double the rope and make a bight.
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
2. Pass the working end through the loop just like in the standard figure-of-eight knot.
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions
3. Dress the knot and tighten.
Figure 8 loop step by step how to tie instructions

Description

A figure-eight loop is a type of knot created by a loop on the bight.

Use

It is used in climbing and caving where rope strains are light to moderate and for decorative purposes.
The double figure eight is used to put a loop in the end of a rope, or around an object. It is relatively
easy to tie and is secure, but can become difficult to untie after heavy loading, and can jam badly in any rope type.

Releasing

Jamming

Security

Generally considered to be strong and secure.

Other names

Figure-eight loop, Flemish loop, Flemish eight.

Tying

One can easily make a loop using a double figure eight knot by doubling the rope, then tying the standard
figure-of-eight knot.
If the loop has to be made around a post or through a ring, and only one end of the
rope is available, the follow-through (also known as the re-threaded) method is used by tying a loose figure
eight knot in the rope, then putting the working end around the object. The working end is retraced through
the original figure eight knot to form a double figure eight.

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