Beginning the Splice
First, lay out rope on a flat surface and count 12 Picks (crowns) from one end towards standing part of rope. Place a wrap of twine around the rope at this point and tie tightly (a double overhand knot would suffice).
Using the felt tip marker to mark the left rotating S-direction strands at the bitter end.
Turn the rope over and mark the S-direction strands on the other side as well
Just past the tied wrap of twine, mark the first full set of S-di-rection strands.
Note: for these marks you may want to use Chalk so that it will brush off after the splice is completed
Turning the rope over to mark the S-direction strands on the other side as well.
Remove tape from end of rope. Unlay (untwist) the rope a short distance and tightly wrap tape around the end of each individ-ual strand. Continue unlaying the rope to wrap of twine. Make sure not to mix or twist them, keeping the strand pairs together.