string slipping??????


#1

hey everybody just a quick question today while I was trying to learn skin the gerbil the string slipped off my finger and my throw went flying in the air thank god I caught before It hit something my question is do you yall guys have any tips for noob on how not to make the string slip of your finger


#2

Make sure the double portion of the slipknot is facing you.


#3

twist the slipknot a bunch of times before tightening it on your finger


#4

I have 3 techniques because the string-slipping is just a hideous issue for me. One is the “twisting” method Oops described. The other is to use a “Finch’s Head” knot, which is super-secure.

More recently I’ve taken to using Mason DeVriend’s “Safety Harness” (I’m sure he didn’t make up the technique, but rather the name). I don’t have a video or photo, but it goes like this:

Put the slipknot on your finger as usual. Hold the string coming from the finger and twist a small loop into it. Put the loop over the same finger as the slipknot. Tighten it all up. I usually keep the original slipknot and the new “loop” spaced apart, which also distributes the impact of the throw.