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    Sticky: Interesting results. Thanks for posting. ...

    Interesting results. Thanks for posting.

    FWIW...1980 lbs is 1.24x of the 1600 lbs avg breaking strength of amsteel blue. An Amsteel Blue CL spliced per Samson's instructions should be able to...
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    Sticky: Technically 50% of the strands are cut when...

    Technically 50% of the strands are cut when making the taper to maximize the ultimate strength of the splice...4 for 7/64" amsteel.

    While many CL's are made the way you show, I prefer to use the...
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    Sticky: I've never used any type of "binder" to keep a...

    I've never used any type of "binder" to keep a larks headed continuous loop or whoopie sling in place. Amsteel will take enough of a set to stay put.
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    Sticky: For clarity, this is essentially a brummel splice...

    For clarity, this is essentially a brummel splice (which should actually have more pass throughs to be correct).

    Unfortunately, the correct terminology is not used frequently. A brummel eye...
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    Sticky: If you're talking about using two CL's instead of...

    If you're talking about using two CL's instead of two rings to form a cinch for webbing, it does not work at all. I tried it in response to another member asking. I'm having no luck with search terms...
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    Sticky: Bury lengths are diameter dependent. Use Samson...

    Bury lengths are diameter dependent. Use Samson Ropes instructions for an end-to-end splice.
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    Sticky: Please do. I'd love to see the results comparing...

    Please do. I'd love to see the results comparing continuous loops with and without a locked brummel.

    In the mean time, you can use lock stitching to protect your loops when unloaded.
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    Sticky: Many of us have been marking amsteel with a...

    Many of us have been marking amsteel with a Sharpie for years. Never heard of a problem.
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    Sticky: ^^^...locked brummel or lock stitching...

    ^^^...locked brummel or lock stitching...although I haven't had a problem using a plain brummel or no brummel without stitching.

    As usual, inspect your gear.
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    Sticky: Another photo of 7/64" amsteel blue tapered...

    Another photo of 7/64" amsteel blue tapered...
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    Sticky: Here's a quicky vid I made just to illustrate...

    Here's a quicky vid I made just to illustrate making a bury. It works the same for whoopie slings, continuous loops, eyes, etc.

    I used loop turner, but it's the same for a wire folded in...
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    Sticky: Un-fused. In fact, it's best to taper the ends...

    Un-fused. In fact, it's best to taper the ends for a smooth transition.
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    Sticky: Taper... ...

    Taper...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=24282&d=1310338164
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    Sticky: If I'm understanding your question, normally you...

    If I'm understanding your question, normally you would skip a ~pair and then bury it. I'm guessing you could also "bury right into the middle of the split in the braid" instead of fully forming the...
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    Sticky: I knew that post would come back to haunt me....

    I knew that post would come back to haunt me. Don't double the ends back and do it the way my post (that you quoted) shows.

    After you make the brummel from the original post, bury the ends in the...
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    Sticky: Some of use are at that "before I knew what I was...

    Some of use are at that "before I knew what I was doing" stage and a little slow to realize the wheel doesn't need reinventing. :D

    We'll figure it out someday.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the "move". When making a...

    Thanks for the "move".

    When making a continuous loop with a locked brummel (as depicted in my photo/post #109), the buries are in the opposite direction of a normal locked brummel as used in a...
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    Sticky: The usual direction for a locked brummel is the...

    The usual direction for a locked brummel is the best I can tell you.

    Edited to add photo. The buries go in the direction the ends are laying in the photo.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread.
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    Sticky: OK, I just made one from 2.2 zing it following...

    OK, I just made one from 2.2 zing it following post #45. The locked brummel does leave a bulge just as oldgringo stated. I must of had brain freeze not to be able to see it.

    Corrected my earlier...
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    Sticky: Do you have a link for directions on doing a...

    Do you have a link for directions on doing a locked brummel (not just a brummel) on a continuous loop? I'm having trouble visualizing it. Thanks.
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