Hey there, knotty people!
Here is a variation of the traditional futomomo that addresses two common issues with this tie: #1 we prevent shin pain by starting the tie around the arch of the foot instead of the ankle and #2 we redirect the top cinch line down below the first one so you don't have to struggle with stuffing rope between the calf and thigh. The "foot"-omomo is a great tie for creating a sense of vulnerability and exposure for the bottom. It also immobilizes your play partner and can work well for suspensions if tied securely.
Have fun, and play safe!
|Begin with a Lark's Head Cuff. Refer to Tracker's earlier post to see how this is done.|
|Now make a reverse-tension double column tie. Begin by wrapping around the thigh and shin.|
|Reverse direction and wrap around the shin and thigh. |
Be sure not to cross the ropes or leave any gaps.
|Once you bring the rope around the thigh, pull the rope through the bight.|
|Now pass the rope between the calf and thigh.|
|Pull the rope out the other side of the leg.|
|Wrap the rope around the bands and pull it between the calf and thigh back to the other side.|
|Lock the tie off with a cow hitch by first wrapping the rope|
around the bands and coming out between the cinch line and the shin.
|Create a bight pointing up toward the knee and bring the rope behind the bands.|
|Pull the rope through the bight to tie off the cow hitch.|
|Your finished cow hitch should look like this.|
|Bring your rope up the leg and make an "L" to begin a single column reverse tension tie.|
|Wrap around the thigh and calf and pull the rope underneath to |
create the first loop in the reverse tension tie.
|Wrap the rope around the calf and thigh in the opposite direction and pull through the bight.|
|Your reverse tension single column tie should look like this.|
|To cinch it off, start by creating a bight pointing down toward the |
ankle since that's the direction that we're going next.
|Pull the rope through the bight to cinch off the reverse tension tie.|
|Bring the rope down around the double column tie.|
|Pull the rope out the opposite side of the leg.|
|Bring the rope up and pull it underneath the upper bands on the leg.|
|Pull down to begin the finishing cow hitch.|
|Bring the rope underneath the upright line.|
|Create a downward-facing bight and bring the rope around the bands and down through the bight to create your finishing cow hitch. Voila! You have yourself a fancy shmancy "foot"-omomo!|