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USnavy


Jul 6, 2009, 11:14 PM

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Re: [rainman0915] what are steel carabiners for?
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rainman0915 wrote:
steel biners are rated to that much open gate,
No they are not. I have seen aluminum biners with stronger open gate ratings then steel ones. The highest open gate rating I know of on a steel biner is 25 kN. I have seen some as low as 5 kN which does not even meet UIAA requirements for aluminum biners. Most are 7 - 15 kN. It all depends for the strength ratings of steel biners jump all over the board but steel biners are generally only about 25 - 50% stronger then aluminum.


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