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Breaking a biner 4-Mar-2013 At 6:37:13 PM Mike Bee
On 4/03/2013 JMK wrote:
>Would a steel screwgate be better?
>A threaded sling is what I have done in the past as well but I notice
>that the biner tends to fall into cross load position if u do not girth
>hitch . I would not girth hitch as a fall could burn thru the sling.

Burn through it?
I thought the main reason for discouraging the use of girth hitches was the it introduces a very tight bend into the sling which halves the strength of it.

Where does the heat come from to melt through the sling? I wouldn't have though there'd be enough movement in the sling/biner system to generate enough friction to melt through the sling. I can imagine the sling getting glazed or singed, but not melt through.
Keen to be corrected though :)

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