I agree with this. I've worked with Amsteel a ton also. Been making continuous loops, whoopie slings, ucr's, dogbones, soft shackles. But all of this for hammocking, where I am 2 ft off the ground. I've also seen soft shackles come undone when unweighted and a person goes to sit in their hammock and hit's the deck. But once you start using it for life support that changes everything for me and I naturally become a bit skeptical. I am also glad Tethrd did some testing. I'm going to splice some up and test it at ground level but I am definitely going to wait for Tethrd to release their DIY video before making my way up the tree.I worked with Amsteel a lot, but using it as a prussic is new territory for me and I think most people. I’m messing around with different configurations, but I think we all need to very cautious before we take any of this airborne. There just isn’t a ton of info out there about using Amsteel on Amsteel like this. I’m glad a Tethrd did some testing, but that also worry that someone who has very little experience with saddles and/or splicing is going to make a catastrophic mistake.
Please guys, test this stuff on the ground and if you have any doubt, post your strategy on here and get some feedback.
Or even better, wait for Greg to make his DIY video. He could have put some magic trick on the splice that we have all overlooked.