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Aug 1, 2008, 11:45 AM

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Re: [shaun_the_conqueror] Threaded Mainlines Vs Bonded Mainlines
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shaun_the_conqueror wrote:
Well what are your non official results? You're selling bonded lines that people will purchase to use for highlining?

Unofficial: Stronger than a knotted line of course ;)
Be patient, real results are worth the wait.

Two stitches that reduces line strength by 2% in different parts of the line don't equal a line that is reduced 4%.

Also, we only recommend them as a backup line, ideally minimally tensioned to go under your mainline - or as part of a lowline setup.

Selling webbing for highlining at all carrys the same risk (usually of human error), regardless of it being single stranded, threaded or bonded. Threaded often inspires more confidence in it than it should, single layers risk improper rigging or lack of backup entirely and bonded is no different, it has to be used properly as only part of a SRENE system.

Personally I can't say as I'm comfortable with the concept of a lot of things people do when they start using gear for things they don't fully understand. In my head, gri-gri's or an expansion bolts are the worst as human failure is usually the issue but it looks like the gear failed when the operator was at fault. One just has to hope that they read warnings, follow instructions or at least don't screw up enough to get someone hurt.

(This post was edited by slacklinejoe on Aug 1, 2008, 3:55 PM)

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