19 February 2012

Thread slings through wires rather than larks footing to improve runner strength

DMM carried out some tests comparing the strength of using a larks foot versus simply threading (ie 'basket hitch') a sling through a wire. This is often done when you can't clip a carabiner directly to the wire because it would end up with the carabiner being loaded over an edge. The results showed that threading a sling through a wire is always stronger than using a larks foot (ranging from 1kN to 5kN stronger roughly).

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