You’ve heard about the Boola-Boola Purge, right? There’s a whole cadre of ropesters who have decried the many failings of this version of the single column tie. A quite vocal person is Topologist, from Boston (soon to be from San Francisco), and he even went so far as to create his own variation of a single column tie which has become known as the “Somerville Bowline.”
I’ve learned it three or four times. I don’t use it enough to have it stick (yet). Then again, it took me two and a half years to learn the takate kote, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.
But along comes my friend Trialsinner (proposer of the Innocon) and he has a variation that really speaks to me: the takedown version of the Somerville Bowline. Click the link to see how he does it, and see how it works for you:
And special props go out for mentioning the Rope Capital of the World!