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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman857 View Post
    I wonder whether the figure 8 technique stops working once the line becomes a certain thickness, because I've tried that with all kinds of cordage and have always found it to be effective as a technique to avoid what Phantom Grappler is speaking in reference to. For hammockers, it seems like a very useful way of creating a hank.
    Indeed, after a certain thickness and length it becomes impractical.

    However, for climbing ropes there are techniques that incorporate some similar anti-tangle strategies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    However, for climbing ropes there are techniques that incorporate some similar anti-tangle strategies.
    Nice! I used to work in a chemical processing plant, and there would always be training on how to coil hoses and such that I wish I would have learned (wasn't my job, but still interesting).

    I've noticed that I pretty much do the figure 8 and finish it off by tucking the line using a king's head knot, even on guy lines and the working end of the whoopie sling line. Here's a good explanation of the technique (although the gentleman in the video is using it for climbing rope, not Zing-it!):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2DT-jJaW3k
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    For thicker or stiffer cord/rope/cable (like my 100' extension cords), there's the over/under method that I've found works great:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKlaXb-fLrg

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    Thanks for the great thread!

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