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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Research - Aramid Fiber Friction Hitches

At long last we have managed to get our recent research on aramid fiber friction hitches up on our own website.  This research was conducted over the course of multiple testing sessions spread out over approximately 18 months.  The testing was limited to two aramid fiber friction hitch make/models: the Bluewater VT Prusik and the Sterling RIT 900 cord (aka Hollow Block).

The test series included both slow pull examinations as well as drop testing.

The research was initially presented at ITRS in Golden, CO in November, 2014.

The website posting can be found on www.riggingforrescue.com.  Click on our "Research" link, then select "Recent Projects", followed by "Aramid fiber friction hitches."

The sample of PPT slides include the raw data summaries as well as some video clips. What you won't find included are any of our conclusions and/or recommendations. Those thoughts lend themselves to the full presentation narrative in a face-to-face setting.

We hope you find the research useful and informative.