I'm back with another splicing video. Since I got so much positive feedback on my ridgeline video, I though I'd make some more for you. Here is the first one on making a continuous loop from Amsteel. I'd like to thank Opie for his pictorial on this process, and also SmokeBait for his formula for making them.
Here is my version of the formula, or check out the video for a visual description:
C=Length of the starting piece
L=Desired finished length of the loop
T=Taper on ends (usually 3/4-1")
Loss from the bury is about 25% of B. So for two buries we multiply B by 2.5.
C = 2(L) + 2.5(B) + 2(T)
So for an 8" finished loop with 4" buries and 1" tapers, it would look like this:
C = 2(8) + 2.5(4) +2(1)
C = 16 + 10 + 2
C = 28"
Here is the video for a visual description of this, along with the details on splicing it. Thanks for watching guys, I hope this helps some people out!