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DMM | How to break Nylon & Dyneema slings

DMM | How to break Nylon & Dyneema slings

Produced by DMM | June 2010 Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials with distinct strengths and weaknesses used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties of these man-made fibres will guide...
ENSA | Tie in knots to join two ropes

ENSA | Tie in knots to join two ropes

Producer | ENSA | École Nationale des Sports de Montagne – Chamonix, FRANCE The first part of this video shows how knots in Dyneema can pull apart easily when loaded. Dyneema is much more slippery than nylon, and traditional knots cannot be relied upon. The...
Ice Screws Maintenance by Black Diamond

Ice Screws Maintenance by Black Diamond

Video produced by Black Diamond Ice screws do lose their sharpness when you touch rock or other hard objects. It is then time to rebuild their sharpness. This video from Black Diamond show us a method to keep them sharp. Note that a manual maintenance wont be enough...