CMC Fundamentals: Learn Your Knots - Figure 8 Bend

By CMC

In this video, CMC shows how to tie a Figure 8 Bend. The Figure 8 Bend is used to tie two ropes together. It is a self-locking knot and the large bends make it easier to untie after the rope has been loaded than other knots. Our recent testing of this knot showed a much lower efficiency than earlier tests.

 

If you have any questions about knots, equipment, or education, please email the CMC Instructors at askaninstructor@cmcpro.com or visit the CMC School page for class schedules.

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