When the rope is placed under load it can dive, or push, into the previously wrapped level below it. To avoid diving, cross winding is recommended.
When cross winding, start with two layers of a level wound rope using the appropriate back tension. At the end of the second layer, pull the rope quickly across the drum, allow it to wind one full turn at the side of the drum, then quickly pull it back
to the opposite side of the drum. This will force the rope to cross in the middle and form a barrier that will prevent the rope from diving into the lower layers of the drum when placed under load. Follow the cross wound layer with two layers of level
wound turns, then form another cross. Repeat this pattern until the length of the rope is fully spooled onto the winch.