Unfortunate as it is, the 20-step photo directions that come with this puzzle -- as bought either at a retail outlet or on some online source -- are very tiny . . . and as such, are very hard to view, which follows that it would be that much harder to understand certain complex moves or orientation views.
Therefore, once again I rise to the occasion by helping the puzzler have an easier viewing capability with which to work in solving this 'enigma'.
My solution page here offers 52 good-sized pictures that detail certain trouble areas more fully.
You will find these puzzles in many different color combinations in retail stores around the country. As you can view from the picture at left, the start position has different colored pieces than those in the solution pictures below.
Note the orientation of the pieces, and the way they intertwine with each other. Correct re-assembly will bring you back to this exact position.
2-gap piece on top 1-gap piece in the middle webbed piece on the bottom
Start heading the outer gap of the 2-gap piece towards the web of the webbed piece
working your way past the loop of the 1-gap piece finally reaching the beginning of the web
in the middle of its travel through the web finally reaching the end of the web
off the web nestled within the webbed-piece's loop
bring up the tail end of the 1-gap piece . . . . . and extend it over both other pieces as far as it will travel
This is a closeup of the way the pieces should be turn the entire assembly of 3 pieces around so that oriented thus far the large loop of the 2-gap piece will be up . . . and bring the other two pieces up further as to position themselves near the large loop
Push both the tail end of the webbed piece . . . and the loop of the 1-gap piece . . . through the large loop of the 2-gap piece
Here are two views of the combo exiting out the other side of the 2-gap piece
Pass the inner gap of the 2-gap piece through the web
When it has passed through . . . . . it should look like this, separated from the 1-gap piece . . . and hanging freely on the loop of the webbed piece
Pass the gap of the 1-gap piece through the web
So that it now rests alongside the 2-gap piece, both hanging freely on the loop of the webbed piece
Here are two views of how the pieces are now oriented
Adjust the assembly to look like this here the view shows the assembly from the side . . . you will start turning the tail end of the 1-gap piece upwards and over . . . eventually turning a full 180°
90° . . . 180°
Pass the large loop of the 2-gap piece over the loop of the 1-gap piece
Rotate the tail end of the 1-gap piece back 180° . . . . . and rotate the 2-gap piece so that its outer gap lines up with the web
A little past the halfway mark on the web, the tail end of the 1-gap piece becomes free
Past the tail end of the webbed piece . . . . . you have now succeeded in reversing the loops of the 2-gap piece
Line up the outer gap of the 2-gap piece . . . . . . and pass through the web
. . . . . almost through the web . . . and out of the assembly
Put tail end of 1-gap piece over to the other side of the tail end of the webbed piece
Line up the gap to the web . . . . . . and start to pass through the web
almost through . . . . . . completely through
Lift the loop of the 1-gap piece up . . . . . . and move it away from the webbed piece