Extended Lark’s Head Double Column
A.K.A. Hobble | Simple Elbow Tie
The idea of this one is to bind two things that either cannot be place closely together–like a person’s elbows (most people cannot touch their elbows)–or that you purposefully want to have a little farther apart but still bound (like ankles in a hobble so they can walk, but not run)
This is basically, just a Lark’s Head Double Column, but with an extra twist at the end (pun intended). You’ll see what I mean…
Important Safety Note: There are nerves that run on the outside of the arms just above the elbows. Putting too much pressure on these bundles can cause a person’s fingers to go numb or otherwise feel “strange”. Be sure to instruct your partner to inform you if they feel anything unusual: numb, cold, tingling, just anything out of the ordinary. If they report an issue, first move the cuff up or down on their arm a few centimeters. If the sensation goes away in 15 seconds, you can continue with the tie. If the sensation remains, untie this tie. Perhaps the tie is too tight, or perhaps their nerves run close to the skin and/or are easy to compress, whatever, it doesn’t matter. Don’t leave them in a condition where their fingers are tingling. That can lead to nerve damage.
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In order to do this, you will need to know the following ties:
- Background and Uses (0:00)
- Core Technique (0:33)
- Safety (5:33)