Hi all. I've been quite intrigued by all the recent talk about splicing, in part because I've seen some reference single digit decreases in rope strength. I took a look at Samson Rope's splicing page
, specifically the (pdf) instructions for making a whoopie sling using 12-strand AmSteel
According to Samson, "Whoopie Slings have a break strength of 60% of the published average ROPE break strength
". Any idea why there's such a large discrepancy? Where have people come across the aforementioned single digit estimates?