The Rolling Hitch is a knot used to attach a rope to a rod, pole, or another rope. It’s a type of friction hitch that is used to resist lengthwise movement in a single direction of pull. It is typically used when the rope needs to be pulled along an object rather than at right angles. The rolling hitch is a versatile knot and can be used in many situations such as in boating, climbing and rigging. It’s also known as Magnus hitch, but it’s a bit different from it. The Magnus hitch is typically used to attach a rope to a pole or another rope, but it’s a more complex knot. The Rolling Hitch is generally considered a more secure and reliable option for lengthwise pull along an object, and it’s relatively easy to tie and untie.
- Take the rope that you want to attach to the pole or other object, and make a turn around the pole, leaving a bight (a loop) on the side nearest to you.
- Take the end of the rope, and pass it behind the standing part of the rope (the part that is not in the bight).
- Bring the end of the rope over the top of the pole and pass it through the bight.
- Take the end of the rope and pass it behind the standing part again.
- Bring the end of the rope over the top of the pole and pass it through the bight again.
- Pull the end of the rope tight to secure the hitch.
It’s important to make sure the rope is tight and secure before using the hitch. Rolling hitch is a useful binding knot that is used to secure a rope to a cylindrical object.