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Jun 2, 2008, 6:36 AM

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Re: [majid_sabet] Girth Hitch Application
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Ok guys, I can't believe this thread has gone on this long without this link being posted:

So while we all agree that the girth hitch is not the best hitch to use, there is absolutely no truth to the idea that a girth hitched (dyneema or otherwise) sling could actually cut another sling. Let's all try and put that myth to rest.

Edit: If you don't read all the way to the bottom, you might get the very wrong impression that a smaller sling does actually cut a larger one. The pull tests only show that they reduce the overall strength, not that they do something as dramatic as cut the sling. Be sure to make it all the way through to see the pictures of Sherman's cut sling, and the failure mode of a pulled sling.

(This post was edited by anonymouse on Jun 2, 2008, 6:40 AM)

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