Originally Posted by Polecat
Hi, new here but been at the other forum for a while.....
Anyway, I am enthralled by whoopee slings and possibilities,
But because I'm cheap, I want to make them from locally available 3/8 inch yellow hollow braid poly rope.
On the package it says working load is 200 lbs or so.
But the specs on line gives 2880 lbs as tensile strength.
I'm a big guy and with a 30° hang with my weight 200 lbs of tension is possible.
Am I in danger of catastrophic headfirst midnight dismount (CMHD)?
If my math isnīt totally wrong the tension on your line (with a 30° hang and weighing 200 lbs) would be 400 lbs.
If the poly rope can take a load of 1980 lbs that would give you a safety of approx 1:5.
Thatīs (for me) enough.
But, and theres always one, is that the rope might be difficult to handle, it might not be weather-resistant and so on.
But, test it, and let us know how it works.
Says me, who is thinking in the same direction.....
(Because I canīt get any Amsteel Blue where I live
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