|The first “speedcabling” competition took place in an art gallery in Los Angeles and was won by LA-based web developer Matthew Howell.
Clark Boyd, Close to the wire – the joys of speedcabling
Speedcabling is a competitive sport created by Steven Schkolne, in which contestants race to unravel a bundle of tangled Ethernet cables. Steven has graciously permitted me to reprint his speedcabling glossary so we can all speak about this highly-competitive sport in an intelligent manner.
You can find the rules for hosting your own competition on the official Speedcabling Web site. If you do have a competition, let me know and I’ll promote it!
bundle – one or more cables that are knotted according to official regulations
cable – to separate a bundle of loosely knotted rope or wire
hunt – speedcabling technique in which the course of a single cable through a bundle is traced
set- the collection of cables used in a speedcabling competition
spot – the locale, typically a laundromat, where cables can be uniformly tangled in a dryer
thrash- speedcabling technique in which a knot is loosened via shaking and rapid fingerwork