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Re: Tether overload protection

Climbing webbing does NOT meet the required strength. Remember that climbers use it doubled, in loops. Additionally, nylon webbing is impossible to sew past about 80% strength because of its stretch. The explanation gets technical, but rest assured, it cannot be done. That leaves you at 3200 pounds. The ISAF requirements is 4500 pounds. It is also doubtful that climbing webbing could pass the ISO sail tether drop test (as a loop, easily, as a sewn tether, marginal).

I'd buy one, and I'm a DIY guy that has tested a lot of stitching. The prices have come down to a reasonable figure.

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