Bowline de Somerville

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Esta es mi corbata favorita de una columna de tensión delantera. ¡Se puede aplicar cuando el extremo trasero ya está unido a algo! No requiere tirar de la cola.

Esta corbata sorprendentemente útil es una variación de la Carrick Bend que también incorpora elementos de la Bowline francesa. Fue descubierta e introducida en la comunidad BDSM por Topólogo en 2009 y rápidamente se convirtió en uno de los vínculos más enseñados que no son de origen japonés.

Pros: Se puede usar para atar algo cuando el otro extremo de la cuerda ya está atado a algo. También se puede desatar de cualquiera de los extremos. Dicho esto, este nudo es muy estable bajo tensión, así que si usted anticipa la necesidad de desatarlo cuando está bajo tensión (como en un Gote Shibari), asegúrate de "deslizar" el bight para poder liberarlo.

Contras:  Es un poco más voluminoso que algunas opciones, pero eso es bastante menor...

Bobina de cuerda

Para esta demostración, he utilizado un trozo de 10′ (~3m) de Natural de 6mm proporcionado por mi afiliado Twisted Monk.

¡Checa para ver su cuerda de cáñamo increíble!

Apoya al Ducado

Esta es una vista sencilla de cómo se estructura una bolina de Somerville. Para ver una versión más detallada de cómo se ata, junto con un poco más de detalle en cada paso, echa un vistazo a la versión "Detallada" a continuación.

Puedes crear una Columna Única sobre cualquier cosa. En este caso elijo la muñeca. Es más fácil aprender este nudo cuando estás perpendicular a la columna que estás atando. Con práctica, este nudo se puede hacer en unos segundos.

Este ejemplo muestra el nudo hecho con dos vueltas (para un total de cuatro hebras), pero también se pueden hacer tres vueltas (para un total de seis hebras), lo que reparte la fuerza sobre un área mayor. El uso de esa vuelta adicional es especialmente útil cuando se pasan dos muñecas por una sola columna, como en el caso de una corbata de caja.

Hay un truco genial para desatar rápidamente un cabo de Somerville.

A veces es útil atar una Columna Simple para poder desatarla muy rápidamente en casos de incomodidad o entumecimiento. Aquí es donde la versión deslizada de la Cuerda de Somerville puede ser muy útil, especialmente para los Box Ties. Al soltar las muñecas rápidamente, el nadador puede enderezar y girar todo el brazo, lo que en la mayoría de los casos alivia instantáneamente el problema de compresión.

La bolina de Somerville deslizada puede soltarse en segundos.

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  1. HI! I wonder both with this and with the fast bowline if tension can be put on the bight end (the one I wrap around all the cords) as well – or should I keep tension to only the tail end (the one I loop around the bight end)? Thank you!

    1. You can with this the Somerville Bowline and Burlington Bowline, yes, but I haven’t explored the fast/eskimo bowline nearly as much. Looking at the structure again just now, I can’t see a reason that you could not. Give it a try under controlled conditions and see how it performs. If you do, let us know how it goes!

  2. Very very cool to add a quick way to undo a Somerville bowline

  3. Hi! A couple of questions. I notice that there never really is any rope going through the initial “bight” you make, so would you be able to make this tie using the tail end of a rope?

    Seconds question derives from the first I guess because can you make this from the tail of some other tie or harness?

    I’m trying to think of what applications all these ties are applicable to.

    1. Yes! That is one of the cool features of forward-tension single columns: you can tie them (and untie them) without having to release the tail. One implication of this is that you can use them in an “in-line” capacity. Another is that you can tie them at the tail end of you rope as well! This tie and the Burlington Bowline are both great ties for any such application. These can be useful for Bondage Belts or inline cuffs on other harnesses, etc. I also like the slipped version of this as the starting point for box ties as the knot is bombproof, but the slipped version can still be quickly removed by the top if needed in an emergency.

  4. Hi, there seems to be a lot of similarities between this and the Burlington bowling, are there any specific situations which require one or the other or are they interchangeable?

    1. Yes, they are very similar. This one was invented first, but the Burlington Bowline has some features from some the bola-bola as well. You can use them pretty much interchangeably.

  5. Hi Lazarus,
    In your ‘TK’ tutorials you mention doing this with a “slip” but I haven’t found an example of what you mean by that and this step by step looks the same as the video for the ‘TK’. If this is the ‘slipped’ version then awesome, if not then I’d love an example either here or part of the ‘TK’ tutorial. Thank you so much for everything on this site, it is my main source of education as I make my way into this wonderful world.

    1. Good point! I do need to add that to the SB tutorial. I will get it on the list!

  6. I don’t want to step into any controversies (not even sure if one exists), but the book “Essence of Shibari” by Shin Nawakari notes the following when covering this tie:

    “In 2010, the American bakushi Topologist modified the Portuguese-style bowline and the French-style bowline to explain the tie in this section. It became named the Somerville bowline. Later, Wykd Dave and others discovered that the knot was in fact the Carrick bend, which has existed for a long time. Therefore, this book uses the original name.”

    I’m not suggesting that you ignore or diminish Topologist’s role in this great tie, but it might be worth changing the title to “Somerville Bowline (Carrick Bend)” and the intro to something like Topologist “discovered and introduced its use in rope bondage” instead of “invented” to be more accurate (assuming that Nawakari’s explanation is correct).

    1. You raise a great point Bob! I hadn’t thought to include that history in the post, but thank you for adding it. And good suggestions for an update to the description!

    2. Theres some misunderstanding of knot terminology happening here on the part of Nawakari. A bend is a knot for joining two lengths of rope. A bowline is a knot for making stable loops. Two knots with the same pattern of turns can have different names for different purposes. If it connects two ropes its a bend. If it makes a loop its a bowline. For instance the sheet bend and the traditional bowline are in fact the same knot. One is a connector knot the other is a loop knot.

  7. Is it possible or how would one take the tail and combine it into a single stitch chain column for the model to have something more substantial to hold onto

    1. Well, one of the benefits of this tie is that you can untie it without having to untie the tail first (cool safety feature). If you added a hand hold as you describe, you would lose that feature. If you want to have a hand hold, I would use the technique shown in the “Flogging Cuff” tutorial, or, if you want the chain stitch, start with a Lark’s Head Single Column and then just add a chain stitch to the tail before anchoring it. Best of luck with your experiments!! –LR

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