butterfly coil (aka lap coil) a slackline
So, you've just
finished having fun on your new slackline. It's looks like
it is ready to start to raining so it's best to take
everything in as fast as possible yet not have a massive
knot of webbing for the next day's play. What to do?
Butterfly coil it! The butterfly coil is both fast,
practical and can significantly reduce snags, kinks and
knots in your webbing. If done right you can actually uncoil
just the stopping knot and throw the main line towards your
anchors and watch it uncoil nicely in mid-air.
While there are
various rope / webbing management techniques out there, the
single strand butterfly coil has proven the most effective for our use on
any piece of long webbing. The double strand can be faster to
coil but usually takes longer to deploy. The daisy chain while looking
cool is slow and will still yields too long of a piece of
webbing to manage. The mountaineering coil looks fashionable
for TV shows but it twists the the webbing unmercifully,
takes a long time and
can cause cumbersome deployment. For short pieces of webbing
the daisy chain or butterfly coil work fine.