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THese are slings Cracklover sent me. He pulled these fixed draws off a sport route and replaced them....for good reason.

Anyway,... he wants to see what they will bust at and is encouraging people to have a guess at their break strength....so....

"Go"










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4kn?
Edit: Wait, I forgot to give two different ones. 4kn for the smll blue one, and 5.7 for the petzl.


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3 kn


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10 kN for the Petzl draw and 7 kN for the flat blue one.


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0.5 kn for the short blue one.
4.5 kn for the other one


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7kn on the two tone.
1kn on the flat blue, if pic 4 and 5 are that one.


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i'll go 1 KN for the blue one and 16 KN for the Petzl (two tone). THe petzl is about 10-15 % cut. The blue one is 80-90 % cut. The weather exposure feels like 2 years max with minimal direct sun.


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tugboat wrote:
i'll go 1 KN for the blue one and 16 KN for the Petzl (two tone). THe petzl is about 10-15 % cut. The blue one is 80-90 % cut. The weather exposure feels like 2 years max with minimal direct sun.

Hmmmm...maybe less for the Petzl...12-14 KN?


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Unimpressed I thought the pic of the blue one was post-test. WTF???

I change to 1.5 for the blue one and stay at my old guess for the petzl.


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sungam wrote:
Unimpressed I thought the pic of the blue one was post-test. WTF???

I change to 1.5 for the blue one and stay at my old guess for the petzl.

WTF is what i thought when i saw the blue one!


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I can't even believe that anyone would even consider USING the blue one still! WOW!


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i dont know....maybe people wernt clipping it, just too lazy to replace it. Koodos to Cracklover for taking it down.


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tugboat wrote:
i dont know....maybe people wernt clipping it, just too lazy to replace it. Koodos to Cracklover for taking it down.

IIRC, I clipped both of 'em. I do remember that there was almost no way to see the extent of the damage while climbing, because it was all hidden behind the draw against the rock, where there was a sharp crystal. I noticed on the way up that it looked like there was a little fuzz sticking out from behind, so I figured I'd look more carefully on the way down.

Good thing it's a warmup route.

Tugboat - in my letter, I think I gave a guess about what each draw would hold. Do you recall what I said?

GO


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No Cracklover,...i went through all our old msgs and i couldnt find any mention of #'s....so whacha think?....

I'll proabaly test them this weekend....as i can take a day off before the next sunami off Harness building for "Resident Evil 5".


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tugboat wrote:
No Cracklover,...i went through all our old msgs and i couldnt find any mention of #'s....so whacha think?....

I'll proabaly test them this weekend....as i can take a day off before the next sunami off Harness building for "Resident Evil 5".

Oh....the "letter"... sorry didnt check that....have to look for it!


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I'll play
Petzl 15kn
Blue WTF looking one 1kn


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To clarify...

Do I have these labeled right?













Because if I have it right, the last image seems to show that B has a lot more material left that seems not to be visible in the other pix.

Oh, and did you find the letter? I'm pretty sure my guess was in there.

Thanks again!

GO


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You have them labelled correctly. Dont let the angle of the last shot fool you. There is about 10-15% material remaining.....it was just the angle of the shot that makes it look more.

Have to go thru the pile of paperwork on my desk for your letter. Ill find it though.


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It's been over 3 weeks. Are you going to pull these things?


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caughtinside wrote:
It's been over 3 weeks. Are you going to pull these things?

Yeah.... I know. Stuck right now working seven days a week 12-15 hour days. Paid work comes first, then my sick dog, then busting things non work related. Going to bust the slings this weekend. But thanks for the kick in the butt.... i can always use an extra one of those (seriously)

Cracklover,,...found your letter: The more worn one (OP sling) you said no more than a couple Kilonewtons. No guess for the Petzl in your letter.


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Okay, for the Petzl I'll guess 15kN or less. Who knows, maybe much less - if it starts ripping on the side that's compromised...

GO


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sorry guys..... have been workingt 18 hour days seven days a week at my harness company. currentley building all the harnesses for resident evil 5. i hired another employee to help lighten the load,.... so hopefully can test soon.

sorry, but have to put work first...


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http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


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she's soo hot.Cool just not in that clip.Devil


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So... it's been four months. Is this gonna happen?

GO


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Yes.... My apologies. But as i said my dog "Tugboat" and my work were priority.

Since i buried Tuggy Friday, and the Film industry has finally slowed down locally... i can refocus on extracaricular activities.

My apologies.


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tugboat wrote:
Yes.... My apologies. But as i said my dog "Tugboat" and my work were priority.

Since i buried Tuggy Friday, and the Film industry has finally slowed down locally... i can refocus on extracaricular activities.

My apologies.

Condolences on your dog.


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hmmmm, maybe you should just send them to me, I can have them pull tested and on RC.com in under five minutes.


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USnavy wrote:
hmmmm, maybe you should just send them to me, I can have them pull tested and on RC.com in under five minutes.

QFD



Sorry for your loss Tugboat.


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Not too late to fit this in, then. I don't think the little blue one will hold even a kN.


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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Tuggy. That is never easy, but at least the blow is softened by the memories of all the good times. Wishing you the best.


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tugboat wrote:
Yes.... My apologies. But as i said my dog "Tugboat" and my work were priority.

Since i buried Tuggy Friday, and the Film industry has finally slowed down locally... i can refocus on extracaricular activities.

My apologies.

Sorry for your loss. Burying a dog sucks.

No worries, just wondering what was up. Whenever you have the time is fine.

GO


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Thanks crack lover. I hate making excuses and I do apologize for everything falling to the wayside. Basically though my life went crazy in late August; the dog started to get sicker, my business took off and I started working 16 hour days, then finally the adoption company I hired found my birth parents and so I discovered a whole new family.
But things have calmed down so I'll make it happen.


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Hey, it's been another month. Take all the time you need, but if you're not going to pull them, would you mind mailing them back to me? They're a nice souvenir I was keeping around in the gear room as a reminder to check fixed gear. Not that I need 'em back, but, if you're not gonna pull 'em...

GO


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Bummer... I was actually really curious as to what to results would be


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erisspirit wrote:
Bummer... I was actually really curious as to what to results would be
Look, it's hard to admit but it's about time we come to terms with the fact that we have been had.

Tugboat obviously just wanted some cheap/free slings to replace his old quickdraws with.


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