With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can basically be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped and shaped into a…
Here’s the idea: A man is going to be attached to a rope and then fall. The rope is totally loose and not attached to anything but there will be a weight rigged to the opposite end of the rope (the other end holds the man, remember). What happens? Does the man fall straight down? Nope! The rope swings around and…
Ever find yourself in a field of grass and desperately need a rope? Yeah, me too. Turns out you don’t have to live rope-less, you can just grab a bunch of grass and twist them perfectly into a strong and sturdy rope that can hold much more weight than you think. Here’s how, from NightHawkInLight.
The sole of an espadrille—a really basic form of shoe—is made from rope. Specifically, jute rope. It’s a rather impressive (though also totally quaint) process as the rope needs to be braided together with different twines and then hand molded and pressed into the shape of a foot. Here’s how they do it.
There's a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 percent of the jobs you'll ever need a rope to do. Anyone can make these, here's how.
Look, I have no idea what I'm going to do with super strength plastic rope either but oh my genius, this recycler's idea of turning plastic bottles into plastic rope is just brilliant. The video is perfect, he shows you the plastic rope, shows you what to do with it and then shows you how to make your own. I'm now…
Learning to lasso is insanely difficult, but in this BBC video champion roper "Cowboy Craig" Ingram shows how it's done in super slow-motion. It's mesmerizing.
There's always been some kind of mystique about the wild west and cowboys. And if you've ever stared in awe while they roped a cattle, wondering how they could pull off such a feat, it's no longer a mystery. It's obviously the same thing that keeps this Lasso Wardrobe frozen in time—straight up magic.
This would be hilarious if it weren't so damn scary: this reporter decided to tie herself to a lamp post 20 minutes before typhoon Haikui hit Ningbo, a city on the northeast coast of the Zhejiang province, China.
Tired of running into your laundry with the vacuum because your clothes are strewn about the floor? Even if you buy a rack to hang them on it's still going to be in the way, unless the rack itself happens to be hanging just off the ground.
Uchida Geinousha and his 13 dogs now hold the world record for the dog handler with the most dogs skipping on a rope.
This handwoven rope bridge is a remnant of the great Incan road system. Before, there would be hundreds of these rope bridges connecting cliffs and people. Now, this is the last one in existence. Would you walk across it?
In what sounds like the result of the lamest Truth or Dare party ever, scientists have calculated how many nanotubes it would take to support the weight of one human. The discovery unto itself isn't that impressive-a nanotube rope that's one centimeter in diameter could do the trick. But when you realize that the rope…
This is a tow rope wound around a center pin, for easy windup. It's rated for 3333 pounds. Not sure I like this thing that much. Some simple designs—a tow rope—shouldn't be messed with. Just learn to wrap your ropes like a sailor. You don't want to be dealing with knotted equipment when emergencies come up.