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Old 01-06-2014, 06:48   #1
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Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

I've just learned how to do a flying bowline, but is the resulting knot as effective as a regular bowline knot, or is it mainly for showing off?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:10   #2
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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

Can you tie it ten times out of ten when it's blowing hard?
Or when you're sitting down?
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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

It's a fun knot for making a loop in a line when in a hurry when standing in light winds and impresses people but for real applications the bowline is better. When you look at a regular bowline next to a flying bowline you can see the differences. I think both would have equal holding power.

Fun knot to learn and is good for showing off.
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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

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Can you tie it ten times out of ten when it's blowing hard?
Or when you're sitting down?
I doubt it. I only just learned to do it standing up in my living room in front of Youtube.
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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

You know you're good when you can make a dragon bowline...
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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

Or a Spanish bowline.


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Re: Flying Bowline vs Regular Bowline Knot

Dragon bowline is much easier.
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