Take a look at Dave's work. It will make sense. The ridgeline really
can have a lot of tension in it. Or try the scale experiment. Sounds
Bill in Houston
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, Greg Welker <gdwelker@v...>
> Dave, I'm familiar with the Hennessey - it's one of the ones I
> own. You said:
> >but my guess is worse case would be 3 times as much, but I would
> >certainly plan on at least twice as much.
> Remember the guy who did the cutting of the hennessy ridgeline and
> inserted the carabiner? If you did that, you could easily insert
> something like a fish weight hanging scale and determine the strain
> in the ridgeline. Testing the strain in the ridgeline I can't see
> that it holds a significant portion of the force vector that is on
> the hanging ropes, especially not to the point that you need to
> consider that load in your hanging rope calculations.