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    Rope inspection and retirement reference

    Found this on Samson Ropes website...

    http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files...Retirement.pdf

    Thought it would be of interest to the group since we use mostly Samson Rope products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    Found this on Samson Ropes website...

    http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files...Retirement.pdf

    Thought it would be of interest to the group since we use mostly Samson Rope products.

    Also of interest is the minimum bend radius. I ahve a feeling the ultralight carabiners are smaller than the minimum bend radius for whoopee's.

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    Interesting info...nice find!
    I found the deration for twists in the line to be shocking. I know with a lot of twists that it would eventually weaken the strength but, I never would have thought that only 4 twists per 3' would derate it from 10%-30%! Wow!...better make sure I don't have twists my whoopies...
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    I also took note of the fact that spliced loops should be a minimum of three times the length of the diameter of the item inside the loop.

    And the minimum diameter for bends should be at least 3 times the diameter of the rope... But ideally 4 or more times...

    For most of us in our applications there is sufficient margin that the de-rating is still allowable, but for folks pushing the limits (using Zing-it in suspensions for instance) these are good to remember and keep an eye on.
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    Good info (someone else had also shared this previously).

    There's a lot of ignorance when it comes to ropes. Education is the best way to stay safe. Our lives are literally hanging on it.
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