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Re: Mind Your Hi-Tech Splices!!!
I suspect that the line parted in the eye but, in any case, I shall report on my findings. FWIW, a knot in T-900 doesn't approach the strength of a splice (at least according to NERopes).
Please do.. I get the strength of the splice vs the knot issue, but don't you think the knot is plenty strong in any event? and as a bonus you're more likely to see the chafe and can shorten or end-for-end the rope as appropriate to avoid the issue....
Of course a thimble would've likely avoided the incident too...
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