Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post

"Test samples were consistent for breaking strengths and exhibited a single failure mode. The Whoopie Sling broke at the exit point of the adjustable tail with the butt splice."

Quoted from this paper.
I am a little confused on how the whoopie was attached to the devices, meaning how sharp was the radius. If the radius was more than what we typically use and if that would make the weak point being located at the bend for us? Especially when we attached a whoopie to another piece of Amsteel, that is a tight radius.

I think I read that the radius should be x amount of the diameter of the rope, if this is true, then would a larger diameter rope have a weaker spot at the same radius if it is less than the x of the diameter? Hmmm. Oh well, for me, it is just academics, since my 7/64 holds just fine.