Thursday, June 25, 2009

Joining Two Slings

This is from the Black Diamond quality control website.

“before you join two slings together think about the following:

  • Is it possible to use a longer sling altogether?
  • If you need to join to slings, using a carabiner is stronger

And in addition:

  • If you must join two slings, use the same materials and width
  • Symmetrical knots (like the Strop Bend and Climber’s Hitch) appear to perform better than a standard Girth Hitch when joining two slings together.”

Oh goody, a new type of hitch/knot. Here’s a strop bend, which is basically a girth hitch all dressed up.

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