Chinese Rope Art


Alternative method of tying wrists with double stranded rope in example 1 - cinching wrists before vertical stem.

This method will create a wrist cinch before creating the vertical stem. 
While this cinch will make the tie more secure, it is probably unnecessary for all but the most flexible and talented escape artists!
It may also make the tie less comfortable by adding to the bulk of rope between the wrists. 
As with most things related to using double stranded ropes, smaller diameter ropes (e.g., 4 mm) work better.

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Follow the double stranded rope - basic forum - example 1 tutorial up through image 9.

You will have the 4 stranded rope coming up from between the body and the back wrist.

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Run the 4 strands around the front of the outside wrist, under that wrist, and then pull it up between the two wrists.

Try to keep all 4 strands relatively flat and even to minimize bulk between the wrists.

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Cinch the wrists by running all 4 strands in a full circle between the wrists.
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After completing the full circle between the wrists to create the cinch, pull the 4 strands up and behind the neck rope.
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Then pull the 4 strands back down toward the wrists.
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Come back between the wrists, wrapping the rope around the previously created cinch.

Note: Essentially you are cinching the wrists twice, which can be quite bulky, especially with larger diameter rope.  At this step, if you feel there is sufficient rope between the wrists after the first cinch, you can run the 4 strands down between the body and wrists and up around the front of the wrists before continuing with the wrapping shown in the next step.  This avoids creating the second cinch.

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A close up view of the cinching between the wrists.  Because you are working with two double stranded ropes, the amount of rope between the wrists can be quite bulky and may be uncomfortable if cinched tight. 
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Wrap the 4 strands around the vertical stem working up towards the neck.  


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