Originally Posted by slowhike
we were talking at hot springs about how useful it would be if testing could be done on some of the available webbings, in a way that tests to the breaking point w/ no other interference (knots for instance).
several tests for each type webbing would be reassuring.
if anyone wanted to get set up for that, i'm sure others would help defray the cost.
most webbings are strength rated, i bet you would find similar results. i think a sewn loop is only 90% or so as strong as the breaking strength of the webbing.
i think it would be interesting to do a test about how much force is on a weighted suspension compared to the actual weight of the user.