Riggers and other theatre folks,
I am going to teach a class on knot tying to my crew. Some guys are not as good as they would like to be and I am helping them change that.
I did have a question for all your folks though:
What is the knot that you use to in a Sunday (rope tie off) for your fly systems?
I use the Rolling Hitch (the first one) seen here:
Rolling hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I use this knot on the hand line and secure the other end with a bowline or a running bowline. We secure BOTH of the lines with this knot and make sure it's snug before we trust it.
I have had no problems with this knot and and it has saved my butt more times than I would like to admit. However, I am wondering if someone else has another good knot to use. We are using synthetic ropes (non hemp).
Anybody have a suggestion?
Also these are the knots I am looking to teach to my crew:
Clove Hitch (with Half hitch)
Rolling hitch (with half hitch)
Bowline (running, french, water and on a bight)
Double Sheet bend
Taught line hitch
Truckers hitch (the figure 8 version)
2 half hitches
the cleat knot figure 8 (proper name?)
and if we have time the various things you can do with a figure 8 (double figure 8 follow through on a bite, figure 8 bend, figure 8 stopper knot, Double loop on a bight).
Any other must haves you can think of ?