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    Whoopie Point of Concern?

    I'm going to borrow FreeTheWeasel's photo because it shows exactly what is happening to my Whoopies. Is this something to be concerned about, or is the Amsteel strong enough to deal with this?


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    mine does the same thing and ive been hanging from it for over a year. while this has kept me (220#) off the ground it as proven to be the point of failure in stress testing of the whoopiesling - there's a thread about it around here somewhere.

    id worry about yours as much as i worry about mine - which is not at all - unless you are pushing 400lbs..
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    In testing the strength of Biners and whoopies I found that it tends to break right there at 1150 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    In testing the strength of Biners and whoopies I found that it tends to break right there at 1150 pounds.
    Good to know. Like thekalimist says, I won't worry about it.

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    That's the failure point for whoopies. Knotty emailed Samson ropes about whoopie failure and they replied that the whoopies fail right where you have indicated.

    However, according to Smason, whoopies fail at about 80% to 90% of the ropes rated strength. Opie tested whoopies to failure also and his results were approximately 90%, I believe.

    So unless you are exceeding, say 50% of the rated strength of the rope used, I wouldn't worry about it. The 50% should give you a comfortable safety margin. You could use the 25% used for working load limit if you wanted to be ultra-safe and avoid lawsuits.

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    Is that just the tightness of the weave loosening up a touch ?

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    That's normal and that's the weak spot...but it's still pretty strong.
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    Thanks everyone. I suppose one of my concerns was friction causing one of the strands to break over time. Is that a concern?

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    If it can hold up a small car, surely it won't succumb to a relatively light weight napping comfortably from it.
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    How many pairs of underwear do you own? Do you refer to them as "extras", simply because you're not wearing all of them as we speak?

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    schelped out whoopies in the house!



    represent, son.
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