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What Happens When You Take a Factor 2 Fall on a Sling?

Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties and differences of these man-made fibres will guide us to best practice at the crag for using such products. This video compares how the elasticity affects the strength of nylon and Dyneema® slings, and the effect if you put a knot in the sling.

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