Originally Posted by MAD777
Somehow I doubt that if a limb big enough to do you in, would be stopped by any ridgeline. But I have no evidence to back that up. Maybe we can petition Samson Rope Co. to include that protocol in their testing program. Any volunteers?
Lots of variables to be considered, but you're right, a direct hit by a big'un won't be stopped. What will happen, though, is some of that energy will be absorbed by the r/l prior to failure. Or maybe it won't fail, and will become a fulcrum around which the limb will pivot before hitting the ground on one end, and then it will fail. Either way, I'll settle for that.