The semi magic of the inner tube wraps is no tieing. They stick to themselves. Begin by holding the end to the object, stretch tightly, use 1/2 width overlap until near the end, then with other end, just tuck it into the wrap under tension, no need to tie off, holds great. Hard to describe, but it works, try it. Trick is jamming end in under tension spot. I will post a picture if I can figure out how. 18" long 1" wide strips were used in the picture. Rock solid.