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Instructions: Move the mouse over the list of Descriptions. Each one corresponds to a knot. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the knot you chose starts to tie itself.

Simple Stoppers

Stopper Using Strands of Rope

For Very Slippery Rope

Larger Stoppers

Electrician's Stoppers

Select the Use You Need The list above provides you with some of the items you are likely to need. Visualize what you would like to to do. Move the mouse over the items. Read the description. Click on the item you decide best meets your needs.


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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