TLeaf wrote:A great bit of cable management wisdom! I've been wrapping my cables and hoses like this since the late '80's when I was shown the correct way by a local television crew.
Added trivia: indeed, multi-strand audio and video cables are wrapped over under, but set-electric (lighting-electrical dept) cords are coiled one way about the diameter of a basketball for storage, however, while usually stored the same way, the larger cables, known as banded, 00# and 0000# are figure 8 coiled while under load (to avoid AC transformer effect and heating due to the same).
Some of the generally accepted practices of the past would horrify some, like intentionally shorting two heavily charged DC charged carbon rods, while wearing welding gear, together, to simulate lightning (impressive and quite dangerous as a shower of hot carbon sparks pluming and the 500 amp generator strains under the load)--nowadays done with xenon strobes instead. Given there was usually a rain rig in operation, at least the DC was less deadly.
Why not over under and this way when it makes no sense? The because rule: because "that is the way we do it"?