Most used knots?

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SaraR

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Mar 25, 2017
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Figure 8 on the bight - Alternative to bowline, I find this much easier to tie.
Funnily enough, I'm the exact opposite :D I can do a bowline in any condition - although need to do it one handed if really tired, because that's how I first learnt to do one.
But to do a figure of 8 I actually have to take a moment to think of what I want to achieve. Super embarrassing really! :D I blame the fact that I only learnt to do that one in my mid-20s when a friend took me climbing, whereas the other knots I know, I learnt as a kid and used to spend hours doing them on bits of rope when "bored".
 

Oliver G

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Sep 15, 2012
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Funnily enough, I'm the exact opposite :D I can do a bowline in any condition - although need to do it one handed if really tired, because that's how I first learnt to do one.
But to do a figure of 8 I actually have to take a moment to think of what I want to achieve. Super embarrassing really! :D I blame the fact that I only learnt to do that one in my mid-20s when a friend took me climbing, whereas the other knots I know, I learnt as a kid and used to spend hours doing them on bits of rope when "bored".
I learnt the figure 8 on the bight through climbing and it became second nature, it was difficult to explain to my wife how to tie it because it just happens. I only learnt the Bowline last year and it performs much better than the figure 8 but I have to think about it.
 
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Paul_B

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Jul 14, 2008
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I can't do the figure of 8 without thinking hard about how to do it. Bowline I can do without thinking but without doing it I can picture of being tied in my hands, if that makes sense. Basically beyond second nature!
 

Erbswurst

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Mar 5, 2018
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Berlin
Thanks a lot to everybody!

It's very interesting to see what most people use.

I didn't receive notifications that you did answer here, by the way. In my own thread!