A knot will reduce the strength of your rope by approximately 1/3.
Figure-eight follow-through. breaks at 75 to 80 percent of the rope’s full strength.
Bowline breaks at 70 to 75 percent
Double fisherman’s breaks at 65 to 70 percent.
Clove hitch breaks at 60 to 65 percent.
Nylon rope will lose 10% to 20% of its strength when wet.
Polyester and dyneema lose no strength when wet.
A rope loses about 2 to 5% of its strength per year . It ages.
Even when it is kept like-new and even if it has never been used.
Polypropylene is very UV sensitive.
Polypropylene will stay stretched over time.
Nylon stretches and can absorb shock loads
Polyester rope resists abrasion not as stretchy as nylon.
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A keeper looks into your eyes and sees your soul
Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least
“Unarmed combat is only for those FOOLISH enough to be caught without a weapon.”
If you haven’t walked in my shoes and followed the path I traveled, lived my sorrow, felt my pain, know who I lost, found, and now love, who are you to judge me?
Pain is natures way of telling you that you are alive
There is always something else you can try
Disabled don’t mean incapable
To prove that, you run,
And I’ll try to shoot you
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. The problem is what happens afterwards to them who do.
Why would you worry about something that can kill you in ten years where there are so many things that can kill you today?