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Al Angello
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Robert
Do you have Dennis's DVD? I can help you but I want to understand your technique first.

Ian
I can definitely help you.
1. lock your elbow.
2. twist your hand so your thumb is facing your body.
3. Make a question mark move.
4. Hold the rope so it touches the floor, choke up if necessary (choke up is a baseball term)
5. a twisted soft rope lends itself better to this move than a braided rope.
6. You do not need a knot or a weight at the end if your form is correct.

I usually get it ten out of ten times, and my finale is six knots one on top of the other, which really gets applause.

Robert
That belt used on youtube was too short for my taste.

Dennis
I hope I haven't revealed too many of your secrets.
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jolyonjenkins
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Ian - great video! I love it when you get that tangled up knot that is really a slip knot. I get that all the time.

Yes Al, I've got Dennis's DVD and I am following his method. Using cored cotton rope about 3/8" diameter. And usually with a knot in the end. I've tried it with drapery cord but it doesn't work well with the stuff I found.

Dennis talks about using the index finger to start with and then not needing to, but I don't think he explains how to do it without the index finger. Also Dennis is describing something close to Ian's "backwards C" rather than the "inverted check" he suggests

With concentration and good luck I am getting 40 per cent success rate - sometimes better. But then I get runs of being unable to do it at all.
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Al Angello
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Robert
Dennis is a member of this forum, and helped my lots when I first started.
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The number of "takes" was a joke. I think it's called self-deprecating humor.
I just like to use video clips to communicate so the language is not a barrier.
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So, Al, when we meet some time, I will go one on one with you on knot snapping.
I used to do it with rainbow ropes and snap the knot on the color joints.

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Okay, I took your advice on the wrist turning and wow what a difference!!
First shot out and right where I wanted it. Great advice Al. I concede to the snap-master.
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Ian - I understood about the self-deprecating humour. I think the British invented it (but we don't usually mean it).
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Al Angello
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Robert
A twisted 1/2" drapery cord is the best, but it is very hard to find one soft enough.

My routine is all self depricating humor, so learn the moves, and think of silly one liners.
Good Luck
Al
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