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Stopper Knot Usage

Instructions: Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself.

Simple Stoppers

Stopper Using Strands of Rope

For Very Slippery Rope

Larger Stoppers

Electrician's Stoppers


The list above groups Stopper knots into five categories: Simple; Larger; Electrician's; suitable for Slippery Rope; and those involving the Strands of the Rope. Read the description. Click on the item you decide best meets your needs and visit the animation.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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