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Old 09-14-2018, 04:37 PM   #16
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I somehow never learned this. I've always dealt with the twist that comes from unidirectional rolling by swirling the cable to straighten it. This results in me tapping one of my nuts with the end about one in three times. An unpleasant experience. My balls thank you.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:17 PM   #17
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THANK YOU for the Pro-Tip

I just recently started using my own mics, sometimes-- an AKG D112 (bass drum), and an Audix i5 (snare drum). I have 2 Mogami "Gold" cables, and admittedly haven't had a clear idea how to wrap them, although I'm aware that it needs to be done carefully.

The only cable wraps I've known are the fist-to-elbow "extension cord" wrap that has a natural figure-eight, and the self contained "noose" wrap for things like USB or RCA cables (that ends up making a little pig tail).
There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:13 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by fargon View Post
Just like coiling a heaving line.
As the ropes get larger, like when coiling my rappelling rope (7/16"x120'), they're flaked a minimum of 3 times and simply back-coiled into a deployment bag. I'll also back-coil long electrical cords like my 50' extension cords.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #19
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I always threw my ropes into separate boxes on the bucket truck.

Different boxes because I used the old make-a-loop-then-pull-some-rope-through-the-loop-making-another-loop-then-pulling-some-through-THAT-loop-making-another-loop-lather-rinse-repeat-til-ya-run-outta-rope, then throw the whole pile in the box.

Grab either end of the rope and pull. No tangles.

Not so handy for say 120 feet of rope.

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