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    Allright.. Had to fireup the testing machine for WB Guy today, so I whipped up a standard 12" continuous loop to test out....

    Heres the loop after about 1800 pounds..



    And the reason I had to stop...



    I think that biner was tired. Its an Omega biner rated at 21kn.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    You mean something like these? Those look nice. I'd order a set if I knew what I needed to order....lol
    those are some cool tools! would be nice to have if you plan on doin alot of splicing.
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    TeeDee - would you please do a pictorial of the steps to create a continuous loop using locked brummels...I am having a hard time trying to figure this out. Are you just creating one lock with a bury of that tail and simply burying the other tail? Does the McDonald mod of the Brummel work here?

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    Awesome instructions....

    THANKS!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    those are some cool tools! would be nice to have if you plan on doin alot of splicing.
    Hey Opie. How many feet of Amsteel do you process in a week? (guessing it will qualify as alot of splicing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Hey Opie. How many feet of Amsteel do you process in a week? (guessing it will qualify as alot of splicing)
    When I was doing it, total for all the line I used amounted to around 1000 a week. Not sure what Smoke is going through now, however.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Question--As a newbie, I am aloud a dumb question, so here it is- What are you using your Continuous Loops for?

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    Roadrunnr, one can use them to tie a lark's head on to the end of their gathered end hammock to form an attachment point. They can also be run through the sewn end channel of a gathered end hammock for the same purpose.

    Entropy, I'm following in Opie's footstep and still processing about the same 1000' per week. Lord help me if Sampson Rope ever shuts down the Amsteel Blue line
    Last edited by SmokeBait; 10-06-2010 at 18:41.

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    First attempt

    I ordered some 1/8" Amsteel and 2.2mm Zing-it from Redden on Saturday evening and the package was on my front porch today when we got home, so of course I had to play with it.

    I ran to Hobby Lobby to find something to use as a splicing tool. Ended up with some knitter's needles.

    I made a little loop out of the Zing-it (probably too small to use - won't make that mistake again) using the technique described in post 45 of this thread. Hardest part was the stinking tapers. I don't have anything sharp enough to cut this stuff.

    Here are the results:


    A few more of these, then on to whoopies and nacrabiners. Something new to learn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Question--As a newbie, I am aloud a dumb question, so here it is
    I'm a newb too and have no shortage of dumb questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    What are you using your Continuous Loops for?
    I'm using them as Klemheist knots to attach tarp and hardware to the tarp ridgeline. I have a couple extras along with some 7/64" soft shackles in my stake bag. Going to make up a few longer ones to put in the what-if bag along with the stakes.

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