Please do. I'd love to see the results comparing continuous loops with and without a locked brummel.
In the mean time, you can use lock stitching to protect your loops when unloaded.
Thanks mate, will keep you posted on the testing. I have come across two local UHMWPE ropes like Amsteel Blue, one has a thicker coating and is more stiff and plastic feeling - still works well though and is a high quality rope. The other has a more natural feel, and is my preference, rated a little less, much easier to splice and all the locked brummels and whoopies seem to hold well but the continuous loop not so well.
I am going to be offering this rope for sale over here but I first want to make sure it is going to do the job.