Originally Posted by SlowBro
This all looks vaguely familiar
Doesn't the Locked Brummel derate the rope more than a straight bury?
I dont think so. Knotty got an Email from Samson with some better results for whoopie deration of the cord. I forget where he posted it....
Also... I posted a picture or 2 of some 3/16 amsteel I whipped up into a whoopie sling. Clearly the larger rope suffers more deformation from bury entrances and exits.... So IM wondering if the smaller diameters dont suffer from the extreme derates as the larger.
And the destructive testing Ive done, albeit it not scientific or standardized, dont show the brummel adversely effecting the rating over a straight, stitched bury.