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treemonkey


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is it strong enough to use


sterlingjim


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define "spliced"


treemonkey


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i.e. when you buy it there is a sticker marking a spot ware to pieces were spliced together


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In short, NO.

That is a piece of tape to make the webbing semi-continuous when they put it on a spool. I wouldn't trust my life to an inch long piece of masking tape, you probably shouldn't either.


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As already mentioned... That is just to make two pieces of webbing hold together while it is being spooled up...

This type of "splice" would probably pull apart when you were tensioning the system up anyway.... Assuming a slackline set up...

I would think tying the two pieces together with a water knot would hold up, but not sure to what amount of tension water knots are good for though...

What would you be using this for??

Good luck out there

Junior


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treemonkey wrote:
i.e. when you buy it there is a sticker marking a spot ware to pieces were spliced together

Just to be clear, not all webbing rolls with this sticker actually contain splices. If present, such splices are very obvious as they simply take the 2nd or 3rd piece of webbing onto the spool as they go. Such splices are obviously not load bearing.

As for water knots, I do not recommend knots in the middle of a slackline. The strength loss is moot compared to the annoying weight and distraction the knot causes.


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slacklinejoe wrote:
As for water knots, I do not recommend knots in the middle of a slackline. The strength loss is moot compared to the annoying weight and distraction the knot causes.

I've never tried it, but I know some slackers who have rigged ultra-long lines by tying two together, and had it work okay.


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junior_co wrote:
As already mentioned... That is just to make two pieces of webbing hold together while it is being spooled up...

This type of "splice" would probably pull apart when you were tensioning the system up anyway.... Assuming a slackline set up...

I would think tying the two pieces together with a water knot would hold up, but not sure to what amount of tension water knots are good for though...

What would you be using this for??

Good luck out there

Junior

there's a documented case of someone using a piece of webbing for an anchor to rappel off a climb, and the webbing had a splice...i don't recall details, but one climber asked the other one what the tape was about, and the answer was something like "oh, it came that way...", and if i recall correctly, someone died as a result...

but yeah, i would think it would just pop apart from the tensioning itself.

i've also walked lines with knots in them. it's hella distracting, but it can be done.


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Please send me a photo of this.


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I extended my kids slack line and spliced two pieces together with a water knot. Left 2" tails and nothing has slipped. Hell, it's only 30" off the ground anyway. I dont anticipate it coming apart and check it each time but there is little downside.


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