Re: [arcusers] O-RING WARNING !! (use 3/16" or 5mm thick ONLY!)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mark Pronk <mpronk@m...> wrote:
> Greg, Mel,untested...
> I did break 2 rings 3mm with approx the same load specs which were
You guys have brought up some good points (use expensive, X-rayed,
warranted, load tested rings, setup without point loading, etc.),
but I'm thinking that simply switching to the same style cheap ring
but in the next thickest size (5mm or 3/16") should be fine, since
that should increase the strength by about 66%. Also, if the broken
3mm ones were taking the full load of both front lines*, then we can
just retie them as I described earlier** & it will DOUBLE the
*By the way, were the rings you broke set up like that?
**Attach one front line directly to the top of the adjustment strap,
so the load of that front line is not on the ring.