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    The test pieces don't need to be full size. One could get away with just enough room for the buried sections, plus an inch or 2 between for good measure. I have access to a 5:1 pulley system, but no scale, so I'd have to do the water idea. It'll be a few weeks before I have time to play around with it, but if I do it, I'll report back.

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    This is just all too cool. There is nothing...absolutely nothing that can compare with constructive destruction in the name of safety! DO IT! I'll contribute what I can.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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    Talking Dyneema SK90

    Somewhat off topic but DSM recently announced SK90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Skye View Post
    Ron's Tackle is the vendor directly recommended to me by the manufacturer of Tuf-Line.

    There are many different brands of braided Dyneema/Spectra fishing line, and any decent fishing shop should have some (even department stores). The larger sizes are harder to find but Ron's Tackle can special order any Tuf-Line products which aren't otherwise available.

    I chose Tuf-Line because it has a good reputation in the fishing community and it's relatively inexpensive, and it also comes in sizes up to 800 lbs.
    Thanks!!

    This is what I was looking for..

    http://www.tuf-line.com/products_Tuf-Lines_2.html

    Spliceable. Im going to have to give it a try.
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    Which Will Fail First?

    Toggle? Webbing? Stitching? Whipping? The hammock fabric?

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    Ditto to that Oldgringo! And let's get some pictures too, and maybe some slow motion video, maye throw in some stop action stuff while yer at it.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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    OK... I just made up 2 slings. One using the locked brummel and one using a stitched fixed eye.

    We have a fusing machine at work that specs out at 1300 pounds. Im going to attempt a dead lift using both slings. Ill have my camera... I dont have a scale of any sort... just manufacturers specs on the machine.
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    hey Guys, I've got access to our MTS brand Tensile/Compression load tester here on campus in our engineering building. It's rated up to 11k lb (50 kN) with the highest load cell we've got....let me see if I can get permission to do some testing on it and I'll get back to you
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    Hey Brian,
    I just knew you were gonna get into this here testing thingee. It just seemed to me that it was right up some college boy's alley (can you say...Brian). Hope you come back with good news.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    hey Guys, I've got access to our MTS brand Tensile/Compression load tester here on campus in our engineering building. It's rated up to 11k lb (50 kN) with the highest load cell we've got....let me see if I can get permission to do some testing on it and I'll get back to you
    PM sent...
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