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Jul 29, 2012, 6:07 PM

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Re: [crasic] Sewing your own slings
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crasic wrote:
JimTitt wrote:
Perhaps gunkiemike was making fun at your expense as the UIAA do not drop-test slings.

Indeed, slings aren't dynamic elements like rope, they don't get drop tested because in reality they shouldn't be dropped on without a dynamic element. And basically any static drop test will only be useful if you have a weight cell to measure the load before breakage.

FF1 (80kg) on double length dyneema will snap it half the time, FF2 on single or double length dyneema will snap it guaranteed. Assuming a direct fall on a static anchor with no dynamic element. Nylons fairs a little better. If op doesn't have a load cell, him dropping a weight on it would tell him no information as even commercial slings are liable to snap.


Yeah, I know. I didn't mean to say drop test, when I wrote that I was just not thinking about what I was typing. I should have said pull test, but was thinking of drop test for some reason.
Thanks for the link, some things I knew, but the refresher was good, and some things I learned.

(This post was edited by splish on Jul 29, 2012, 6:09 PM)

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Post edited by splish () on Jul 29, 2012, 6:09 PM

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