Figure of Eight lashing
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Also known as Tripod lashing. Three staves are laid so that the centre stave goes in the opposite direction to the two outer ones.
- Start with either a clove hitch or a timber hitch on one of the outside stave.
- Wrap the rope neatly, but not too tightly, under and over the staves until six or seven complete turns have been taken.
- Finish with frapping turns round either side of the central stave and tie off with the clove hitch.
- The tripod is formed by turning the centre stave through 180 degrees and opening out the other two staves.