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pulling samples I8.

this is using an industrial pull-testing machine. the samples were pulled between carabiners (in this case modified Ds with normal rope radii to approximate real-world load patterns) or lifting shackles (to provide a larger diameter radius and allow higher loads at the stitching before the webbing broke at the carabiner/shackle). the orange rings are industrial lifting rings rated to ridiculously strengths. they are used as extensions because the larger shackles did not fit in the test fittings. the orange flagging is used to mark carabiners i was using for load testing as these were never to be used for climbing again. the hemp rope wrapped around the bottom half of the pull-tester is to protect the metal from the carabiner after the sample failure, where the steel biner and lifting ring were whipped down at a pretty impressive speed.

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