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VIDEO: Are twisted ratchet straps actually weaker?


A man puts ratchet strap strength myths to the test in this interesting experiment. 

Some say that a ratchet strap loses 50% of its load capacity if there’s a twist in it, so this man and popular Youtuber set out to put that myth to the test. 

In the video, Fireball Tool even tests a variety of strap scenarios including water soaked, knotted, and multiple twists; complete with slow-mo footage of strap ‘explosions’ and charts outlining how each strap performed. 

The results? Watch the video experiment to find out. (Or just fast forward to the end – He provides a very useful table!)


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