Slings

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Drifter
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Slings

Postby Drifter » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:28 am

You get slings now with straps which are thinner in width than your average slings straps. What is the purpose of this? I am not sure if these slings are then thicker than your average slings or if the way the nylon has been sewn has made these thinner slings strong enough. It is claimed that these thinner slings are just as strong as your thicker average slings. I don't know if this is true.

Can anyone shine some light on this?

Silly Billy
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Postby Silly Billy » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:32 am

The thinner slings are normally made of dyneema, which is stronger than nylon, therefore they can be thinner whilst still havig the same strengh. :idea:

twiga
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Postby twiga » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:26 am

The dyneema (or spectra) slings are just as strong as normal ones. These cool looking thin slings do have a few caveats. They don't absorb as much shock as normal slings, and they have a very low (relatively speaking) melting point.

Wikipedia has a nice article about the properties of dyneema:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyneema

-twiga

Drifter
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Thanks

Postby Drifter » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:00 am

Thank you for the information.


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