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Dec 19, 2012, 9:06 PM

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Re: [bearbreeder] Video: Testing FF2 with dyneema
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bearbreeder wrote:
the other interesting thing is that the guy at the end goes totally hands free on a gri gri with no backups when inspecting the sling ... which is likely more dangerous over time than the very rare occurrence of a true FF2 fall on dyneema ...

which i think goes to show the "fear" people have of dyneema ... vs the everyday hands free use of a gri gri or other such which is much more likely IMO of killing you ....

The fact that the guy went hands free on a(n already locked) grigri is irrelevant to the point of the video, which was the demonstration of a previously unknown (or little known) failure mode of a Dyneema sling. Secondly, there is no general "fear" (with or without quotes) of Dyneema slings, since they have mostly replaced nylon slings in practice. Third, if you ignore the results of the tests in this video, then you're an idiot.

Fourth, fuck Dyneema.


(This post was edited by jt512 on Dec 19, 2012, 9:07 PM)

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