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    Yes i said it would be usefull for some things.

    In the case of whoopie slings i suspect that it doesnt have any noticeable effect because of the doubling at the eyes, at least for D/D ratios of 1 or greater. If you splice two eyes to each other you get a D/d of about 1, hasnt there been break tests on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The point where the non-tapered bury comes out of the core is weak because the continuous braid is interrupted, there is an inflection and a pinch, and the strands do not work together as well as they do in the normal braided standing part.

    IOW, the transition from buried splice to normal braid concentrates stresses. At other places, stresses are distributed more evenly along the line.

    - MacEntyre
    If someone was really concerned about their Samson/Dynaglide rope/cord breaking at the determined "weak link" they could always take the tail of the buried end and run it around whatever the locked brummel loop is attached to and then do a half hitch to double up this section where the braid is compromised.
    However, if any non engineer/scientist like my wife reads this she will declare us all victims of Asperger's Syndrome or ODC or something like that and in need of therapy.

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    My Obsessive Disorder Compulsion would not allow me to ignore that typo ntxkayakr

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntxkayakr View Post
    If someone was really concerned about their Samson/Dynaglide rope/cord breaking at the determined "weak link" they could always take the tail of the buried end and run it around whatever the locked brummel loop is attached to and then do a half hitch to double up this section where the braid is compromised.
    However, if any non engineer/scientist like my wife reads this she will declare us all victims of Asperger's Syndrome or ODC or something like that and in need of therapy.
    Yikes! Two cardinal sins there; using a knot in Amsteel and losing the simple adjustability of a whoopie sling. Control those OCD tendencies man!
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