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    Frozen Amsteel performance ?s

    Total noob to amsteel and I like the stealth of using knots over hardwear. Whoopie slings make setup quick and easy.

    Is there any data on how this stuff handles while frozen (other than difficult or impossible to adjust)? Does freezing affect the amsteel in a way that would compromise the strength in any way? What about flexing while frozen? Do the fibers become brittle at some point with temperature, age, or wear?
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    I've gone down to 3 degrees Fahrenheit - haven't noticed an issue.

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    I've been on trips where my friends have used whoopie sling down to -20*F. I recall a couple say they noticed some occasional slipping that felt like a sudden short drop. They still held though.
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    I have had ice on mine hanging,,and it just breaks into itty bitty pieces when frozen and flakes off whoopies when frozen rain as been on them,,doesn't bother the integrity or damage them as the stuff is very rezilliant.

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    Webhanger...I'll post it here too...Samson Tech Bulletin - How Cold Can You Go?

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    gmcttr

    Thanks for your answer both times.

    to sum up: as for ice damaging it by abrasion their tests showed actual improvement in strength with the more bend you put in it. Flexibility is only slightly decreased. I am assuming no damage was found since it goes unmentioned.

    OK that's cool.

    On the other hand if I ever need to sleep at boiling point (100 C) I should consider a heavier line according to their graph.

    Is there any data on how this stuff handles with age, or wear?
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    not exactly what I was looking for but this link has some really good info on the effects of use over time inspection and retirement.

    http://www.sherrilltree.com/Learning...ement-May-2013
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    Had mine down to -20 and no problems. If a little ice is formed on it grab it and slide my hand back and forth a few times. All done.
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    Straps

    I change to straps In the winter. It's not so much that whoopies freeze as they do from time to time and makes them harder to use, I just don't like taking off my gloves and exposing my fingers any more than I have too. Straps are so much easier to use with gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    I change to straps In the winter. It's not so much that whoopies freeze as they do from time to time and makes them harder to use, I just don't like taking off my gloves and exposing my fingers any more than I have too. Straps are so much easier to use with gloves.

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    invest in wool fingerless gloves. I'm good with just them into the negatives...

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