Figure of 8 flake is a method of laying out the rope to minimize risk of tangling.
Used by sailors and mountaineers whenever a quick and reliable way of uncoiling the rope is needed.
Figure 8 flake, Figure 8 fake, Figure 8 coil
First remove any twists in the rope by running it through your hands. This step may be repeated multiple times until all twists are removed. Lay the rope in figure 8 pattern with each next turn slightly overlapping the previous layer.