Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws.

Understanding the properties and differences of these man-made fibres will guide us to best practice at the crag for using such products. This video compares how the elasticity affects the strength of nylon and Dyneema® slings, and the effect if you put a knot in the sling.

Factor 2 Fall on Slings

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