I like it.
I like it.
as being a sound engineer since 1979 i have another way to coil microphone cables what is way faster... as this one is to complicated and slow.
it's like folding the cable a couple times with a loose knot in it. his way is more for expensive multicore cables.
will post a youtube video at some point if i have the time.
Folding thin cable is the quickest way without making it twisted. Start by holding both ends, then finding the middle, fold it in half, half again and so on.
Tie it up with a piece of solid wire or string. When you want to undo the cable, just hold the plugs and throw the rest out - presto!
Heliax or thick coaxial cables need a bit more care, they have to be rolled up, following the original bend if possible.
Roll the whole coil of cable around and unroll it the same way, without damaging the dielectric.
A few temporary ties are needed when rolling up cable like this, but it is the best way.
i would LOVE to see someone try this with the large cables i used to use when i was a DJ, we had a few snakes that had a box on one end (female plugs in the box) and 5 male mic cable plugs sticking out of the other... the cable was 100' long, and aprox 1.5" diameter, in entirety, weighed about 200 lbs IIRC
there is also a much faster way to do the over under technique, which involves a flick of the wrist, and not letting go of the cable, though it becomes very difficult if the cable has been wrapped incorrectly many times, and the core is twisted