The splice is the connection of a stranded rope to make a continuous loop. Such a connetion is performed by twisting both ends of the rope and replacing half of the strands from one side with half of the strand of the other side. The tails of the replaced strands are secured, against untwisting, by fitting them into the rope core. In this way the rope tension generates a compressive force over the center which prevent the tails to be pulled out. The method implies that the rope will contains some tucks where the rope cross section contains one more strand in respect to its construction, therefore at the tuck the shape of the rope will not be round.