# Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop

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• 03-06-2013, 16:31
TheBrewGuy
Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop
Hey guys,

I'm back with another splicing video. Since I got so much positive feedback on my ridgeline video, I though I'd make some more for you. Here is the first one on making a continuous loop from Amsteel. I'd like to thank Opie for his pictorial on this process, and also SmokeBait for his formula for making them.

Opie's Pictorial:

SmokeBait's Formula:

Here is my version of the formula, or check out the video for a visual description:

C=Length of the starting piece
L=Desired finished length of the loop
B=Bury length
T=Taper on ends (usually 3/4-1")
Loss from the bury is about 25% of B. So for two buries we multiply B by 2.5.

C = 2(L) + 2.5(B) + 2(T)

So for an 8" finished loop with 4" buries and 1" tapers, it would look like this:

C = 2(8) + 2.5(4) +2(1)
C = 16 + 10 + 2
C = 28"

Here is the video for a visual description of this, along with the details on splicing it. Thanks for watching guys, I hope this helps some people out!

• 03-06-2013, 17:21
maggot
Awesome...

As a beginner who has yet to hang, this is a fantastic vid.

Thanks for sharing.

Ken
• 03-06-2013, 21:36
TheBrewGuy
Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop
Thanks Ken, glad it helps. You can buy these from a few of the vendors on here, but sometimes it feels good to make it yourself.
• 03-06-2013, 22:27
Settle
Awesome videos!

You should do a whoopie sling video next :D
• 03-07-2013, 00:20
namnat
Awesome video! Very informative. No frills and straight to the point.

Looking forward for future videos.
• 03-07-2013, 00:34
cartova
Awesome!!! Video. Thx
• 03-07-2013, 20:43
TheBrewGuy
Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop
Thanks everyone! I will definitely make some more. Whoopie slings looks like the next obvious thing to do. I've been working on a DIY bridge hammock lately, so look out for that soon too.
• 03-07-2013, 22:40
Downhill Trucker
Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop
Great video!
• 03-21-2013, 19:04
TheBrewGuy
Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! Here is my next video: As requested, How to make Whoopie Slings:
• 04-02-2013, 16:26
Swjoergensen
I'm thinking of making 2 continuous loops to add to the gathered ends of my dd hammock with a larkshead. Then a whoopiesling on a marlin spike hitch in the treehuggers.

My question is, how long of a bury on an 8" loop, would be enough to safely hold my weight in the hammock?

I'm a little bloke at just about 140lbs, so I'm thinking that 4" as in your video would be enough for me. But I'm curious as to wether there are some groundrules for bury length vs. weight capacity for continuous loops or whoopie slings?

- Cheers
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