Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz
You are correct that eye splices will retain 90-100% of the rated strength. But according to Samson's documentation found at the link I referenced above,"Amsteel and AmSteel-Blue Whoopie Slings have a break strength of 60% of the published average rope break strength." They are good people over at whoopieslings.com but I am more inclined to trust the manufacturer's information.
edit: Here is the direct link
You are correct, Knotty wrote an R&D guy at Sampson and got the lowdown on whoopies.https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=12319
Some knots, like the figure 8, only lose 20 to 25 % of straight rope strength...some other knots, lose a lot more. Depends on the knot.