/ Sling knot strength (for a reef? knot)

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martinph78 on 18 Jun 2013
Quick question,

Not sure the name of this knot (a reef knot if it was tied with rope, but what about with slings looped through each other?).

I need to know what the strength reduction is for this if anyone has any info? Or the correct name for this knot in this application might make it easier for me to find the data.

Thanks.

GrahamD - on 18 Jun 2013
In reply to Martin1978:

This configuration isn't generally stable and deforms into two slings larks footed arrangement. Sorry I don't have the number to hand but it gets discussed pretty frequently here.
jkarran - on 18 Jun 2013
In reply to Martin1978:

It's detailed in some data sheets that come with slings. My recollection is 16kN down from 24kN for some skinny 6mm ones I use on my cams but I'd double check the figures for your specific slings then take it with a small pinch of salt.

jk
martinph78 on 18 Jun 2013
In reply to Martin1978: Thanks guys, given the fact it can deform into a larks foot (just tried and it does) then I'm happy with the figures given for a larks foot (on the basis it'll probably deform into this before the sling fails).

Thanks.

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