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Dec 13, 2012, 11:24 AM

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Re: [notapplicable] Bowline or figure eight?
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notapplicable wrote:
healyje wrote:
Could just have easily been an unfinished figure eight - it has nothing whatsoever to do with having been a bowline.

Possibly more likely to have been. Both times I've encountered unfinished knots IRL, they were figure-8's.

What dictates an unfinished figure 8 knot? I assume it is more than just forgetting what we typically refer to as the "Finishing Knot" or ""Stopper Knot" or a "Yosemite Finish"?

Is a knot considered unfinished only when both loops of the figure 8 are not done or only if the second loop is not completed? Will a figure 8 support a load in some cases if just one of the figure 8 loops is completed?

I am just curious as to what stage of tying the figure 8 people were at when they failed to complete it? Is it just that they never even began the figure 8 or that they completed only a portion of it?

(This post was edited by JasonsDrivingForce on Dec 13, 2012, 11:32 AM)

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