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    Quote Originally Posted by treesmith View Post
    How so? How can a tied sling be stronger than a whoopee if it's the same material?
    Just my opinion. I am not as smart as some of the folks here but I always figured that the Chinese handcuff of a whoopee only uses half of the line because of the sleeve.

    Dead eye slings on the other hand, when tied with a hitch instead of a knot, use the entire thickness of the line.

    Having said all that p, probably the reality is that our safety margins are more than adequate. I have busted a lot of ropes, but always on purpose or the rope was nicked already.

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    A spliced dead-eye sling is the same MBS as a whoopie. Seems like the knot versus choke's bend radius would be the factor in strength difference. Both rely on one single thickness, right?

    Unlike a basket configuration with a round sling, where you have two legs supporting the load, doubling the MBS.
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    The only downside of rings is them not being midline attachable. Which makes them difficult for me to use. Other than that they are great.

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    When would you add rings midline? Just if you missed it in rigging-planning, or forgot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frans View Post
    Just my opinion. I am not as smart as some of the folks here but I always figured that the Chinese handcuff of a whoopee only uses half of the line because of the sleeve.

    Dead eye slings on the other hand, when tied with a hitch instead of a knot, use the entire thickness of the line.

    Having said all that p, probably the reality is that our safety margins are more than adequate. I have busted a lot of ropes, but always on purpose or the rope was nicked already.
    I understand what you mean, but it uses the ENTIRE line.....the line passes through itself in its entirety, just as if you girth hitched a sling to a tree, but instead of two parallel legs, one goes through the other. I'd say a whoopee sling would be stronger than a single leg dead eye sling of the same material if the tied sling was attached single-leg around the tree.
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