Originally Posted by Cutter
it may had fallen down, but it was definitely over the knot. The carbon "appears" stronger than the alum. but who knows. I will keep testing it out.
Carbon fiber may have relative high "strength" to weight ratio, but lacks modular resiliency when compared to many substance. Impact damage or cut fibers may not be visible. At least until catastrophic failure results. I've witnessed numerous nordic ski poles snapping. Twice have experienced two high content (+90%) carbon fiber windsurf masts snap while sailing.