How to tie a Rolling Hitch video

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The Rolling Hitch is a quick and simple knot used to tie one rope to another line that may or may not be taut. It can also be used to form an adjustable loop in the end of a line, useful for many things. On sailboats it is used to tie to a jib sheet that has tangled on the winch, as shown at the end of the video. Properly tied, it will not slip in the direction of pull, but can be pushed in either direction along the line.

This video was taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2. A $200 camera designed mainly for still photography, it will take a 30 minute 30 frames/second video with sound if you have the 1 Gig memory card.

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