I was showing off to my coworkers with my BPL air plus rated at 1100 lbs and it stretched and snapped lifting 1000 lbs. So I decided to do an experiment. I took an 18 inch piece and tied a larkhead on each end. It lifted 330 pounds ok. It lifted 525 pounds ok. It broke like twine lifting 680 pounds. It broke at the knot, but the larkshead is an unavasive knot. Also other parts of the rope frayed and showed stress. I would have guessed it would have gone higher than the rated 1100 pounds. Has this stuff let anyone down yet? I think holding 525 pounds should hold me but i was trying to build to 1000 pounds for safety. I guess I'll double it up. Sorry for making this already long thread longer , but I can't figure out how to start a new post.