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docbarnes
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Watching T. Myers' on-line video of how to tie a knot on a 260 was probably the most helpful clip I viewed when starting to twist balloons. It doubled my knot tying speed.

Tying a square knot still slows me down. Anyone know of a source of how to tie a quick square?

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I'm not sure what situation calls for a square knot, but the old Boy Scout phrase is:

"right over left, left over right"

Hope that helps.


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I did the boy scout thing when I was a kid, but I think one of my problems is not having enough slack. I believe there could be a market for 10 ways to tie balloon knots. Something similar to the 10 ways to force a card DVD. I need to go to a convention to observe others tying methods.

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I use an overhand knot. Never needed to take it to the next step.
I would be interested to know what situation would call for a more advanced knot.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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I use a square knot mainly when I am tying balloons end to end.
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Leave a 1" tail. If you inflate all the way, you will have problems tying them together.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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As fast as I inlate the balloon, I pull it off my pump and wrap it around the index and middle finger of my right hand (I'm a southpaw) and finish by tucking the nozzle between my two fingers and then pull it tight. My fingers get pretty tired after a few hours though!
Works for me,but your mileage my vary.....
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