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Type of coil ?

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Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 331

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Since the loops are not closed / continuous doesn't count as a mountaineers does it? Just curious if it has an official name. Obviously its one everyone uses haha I'm just not sure I've ever heard it called by a specific name.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Swiss coil.

wivanoff · · Northeast, USA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 472

Butterfly coil? Backpack coil?

Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 331
FrankPS wrote:Swiss coil.
Thank you much , appreciate it.

wivanoff wrote:Butterfly coil? Backpack coil?
Ive always understood a butterfly to look like

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And the backpack being basicly a butterfly with tails/straps to make the backpack

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Although I've also been told that it's only a butterfly if it has the straps because the top portion is the head the coils are the body and the straps are the wings. Thus kinda making the butterfly/backpack the same thing .How true that is who knows lol.
Marty C · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 70

Your first photo of the rope coil is often referred as a "New England Coil"

rgold · · Poughkeepsie, NY · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 525 in…

The finishing method is somewhat novel...

Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 331

Hmmm "New England Coil" seems to favored at the moment.

Yeah I finish is slightly different but I agree it's more or less the same thing.

David Gibbs · · Ottawa, ON · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 6

The coil is a butterfly coil -- the tie-off is a bit different from the usual tie-off, but the coil itself is a butterfly coil.

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