Apr 9, 2012, 7:56 PM
Registered: Apr 12, 2001
Just a head's up kiddies. A properly tied bowline--single, double or retraced--will not slip regardless of whether or not it has a stopper knot.
I think you're flat-out wrong about an unbacked-up single or double bowline. Without constant tension, those knots can work loose and become untied.
(This post was edited by jt512 on Apr 9, 2012, 7:57 PM)