Originally Posted by SweetLou
I am a little confused on how the whoopie was attached to the devices, meaning how sharp was the radius. If the radius was more than what we typically use and if that would make the weak point being located at the bend for us? Especially when we attached a whoopie to another piece of Amsteel, that is a tight radius.
I think I read that the radius should be x amount of the diameter of the rope, if this is true, then would a larger diameter rope have a weaker spot at the same radius if it is less than the x of the diameter? Hmmm. Oh well, for me, it is just academics, since my 7/64 holds just fine.
I just saw this info a few days ago and can't find it now. It was something like three times the rope diameter was the minimum, and bigger is better.
It's one of the reasons I have stayed away from soft-shackles and some of the hardware on the market to connect a whoopie sling.
Obviously our uses typically have enough safety factor built in that hangers are getting by with many less then ideal setups.