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whiplash strikes again

whiplash strikes again

here is a biner that got whiplashed inside out while I was gear testing. out of mere curiosity I made a few runners on the sewing machine to see how much the could hold. I used a monster maul and funked them like crazy. one bar tack took body weight, but broke with a good swing, three bar tacks took all I could do to break, and when I picked up the pieces, this biner was broken. it comes from the gate chattering open (whiplash) and then the body stretches under load, and the spring pops the gate out the wrong way. this happens below the biner's rated open gate strength. three cheers for wiregates!! !! !!

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