/ Blue Ice Boa Leash

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Doghouse - on 31 Dec 2013
I'm not too au fait with strength ratings, so just how 'strong' is this leash at 500 daN?

http://www.tiso.com/shop/blue-ice/boa-leash/

Thanks! :-)
yesbutnobutyesbut - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Doghouse:

It's strong enough to hold your tools if you drop them. It's not designed to be load bearing. A Dyneema sling is about 22kn (a lot stronger)
andrewmcleod - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Doghouse:
daN is decaNewtons, i.e. 10 N, compared with kN which is 1000 N, so 500 daN = 5 kN, or will hold approximately 500 kg static load (on Earth, assuming I have done my sums right). Actually seems surprisingly strong for something weighing 50g; stronger than most micro nuts.
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Doghouse - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Doghouse:

Thnaks guys.
cliff shasby - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to andrewmcleod:

So this boa leash thingy is equal to 5kn ?,if so im buying one,most of the other springy leashes are only rated to 2-2.5kn i think.

Last year i took my only ever fall on ice and my grivel spring leash held me,but would like a bit more room for error..!.
crayefish - on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to Doghouse:

Yeah surprisingly good for a spring leash.
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Si Withington - on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to Doghouse:

Best thing about it is that you can larks foot your tools to the leash, rather than clipping in with wiregates that have a habit of coming undone at inconvenient times, or screws that freeze up. Well, you can on my Nomics anyway.

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