Originally Posted by Mike210
One question. In my mind the bury after the locking splices seems only to be a way to dispose of the excess cord. Is this bury structural? And if so, what percentage of the brummels strength comes from the locking splices and what percentage from the bury. Just wondering as I used minimal buries and am hoping I don't have to undo these and make them again with longer buries.
Someone will likely correct me if I'm wrong. I thought the strength came from the bury. The locked brummel wouldn't be necessary for a static load. The reason for the lock is to prevent the bury from creeping under dynamic load. Over time it could creep out. I'm not sure what the minimum safe bury is, I always over bury. I don't weigh grams or count pennys with my gear. Though looking at it now I don't see how a locked brummel can come apart assuming a couple inches of tail. I definitely wouldn't go crazy short.
Yup I know no help at all...