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SRENE anchors may go the way of the dinosaur 15-Mar-2006 At 3:51:13 PM shmalec
It would be interesting to know whether they are talking 2 leg cordolette or 3 leg cordolette vs 2 leg sliding X. 2 legs of anything will distribute load according to angles only. Doesn't matter whether there is a knot. Its just angles and is not really affected by stretch/extension unless the two pieces are sitting next to each other with no V effect.

Three pieces are harder to equalize but that doesn't mean the loads are higher. "Three legs good, two legs bad....." :-)

The greatest equalising element is the knot.

This all sounds like a beat up to sell more books. Let them publish a paper with some scientific rigour instead of spreading bullshit rhumours on a forum!!

Thinking about this further, there is a valid argument that by failing one leg of a 3 point cordolette, the peak load resulting in the rope will be less because of the energy absorbed and additional time/extension in blowing one piece. A bit like a "screamer" sling.
This would hold true for the sliding X, maybe even more so, but personally I'd rather not blow a piece on a two piece anchor.

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