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Old 09-12-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Rolling up Cables

Rolling up cables and extension cords so they don't tangle...

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Old 09-12-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:44 PM   #3
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Slick mnemonic, good technique.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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That man is a fucking retard. Any idiot knows you don't wrap wire or rope over the shoulder.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:21 PM   #5
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What the fuck are you babbling about, he's no where near his shoulder.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:20 AM   #6
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He makes it look so complicated. I don't need no stinkin' mnmnmnemnomnic to wrap the EHU cable for my Fanny up right!
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #7
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Complicated? It's over-under-over-under. He just does it slowly, so you can see. Plus the part at the beginning where he makes the pile, presumably to check for any existing snarls or knots and release any existing twisting.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:52 AM   #8
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If it's a power cable, not so critical. Audio cables like a little gentler handling, and it makes sense to care for them cos they are a little more expensive.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #9
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I learned that technique in junior college, when I took a sound recording course. Once you have it down, you'll never wrap a cord any other way.

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Old 09-13-2018, 11:01 AM   #10
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As I understand it, it's not just to protect the cables, but also to prevent the coil from having the same direction of twist the whole way. That way, you can throw it across the stage, and it will lay flat, rather than looking like a stretched slinky.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:04 AM   #11
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Just like coiling a heaving line.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:25 AM   #12
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As I understand it, it's not just to protect the cables, but also to prevent the coil from having the same direction of twist the whole way. That way, you can throw it across the stage, and it will lay flat, rather than looking like a stretched slinky.
Exactly. Tossing it out again was the test. If it stretched out in a straight line, that's proof you did it right. I've taught this trick to plenty of people over the years.

I didn't be come a sound engineer, but by golly, I know how to wrap a cord!
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:58 AM   #13
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I remember that dude.
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He makes it look so complicated. I don't need no stinkin' mnmnmnemnomnic to wrap the EHU cable for my Fanny up right!
There ya go.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:09 AM   #15
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I have to admit that I have a power cable that is all fucked up because of years of me rolling it up wrong. I've known the correct method of doing it for a few years now, but the damage was already done. It's this power cable rated for cold temperatures by having a thin insulation, and you can feel the individual conductors on the inside all twisted up the wrong way. I can't really bear to throw it away, because it still works, but it's all twisted and nasty looking and can't be wound up properly anymore using any technique.
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