Dyneema vs Nylon Sling Drop TestBy Rocky Thompson on July 13th, 2010
I have this notion that climbing gear is built to such wildly high specifications that there’s no way anything could ever break. Sure, if I accidentally tied off to the gear slings on the side of my harness at a belay station, I wouldn’t expect that to hold, but you expect Dyneema slings to hold through almost anything. This DMM Climbing video will make you think twice about the gear you carry. They show Dyneema and nylon slings getting run through some drop tests. It’s also a nice reminder to make sure there’s no slack in the system.