Soft Snatch Blocks, with a hardcoat anodized aluminum “static block” that utilizes a 12-strand Dyneema soft shackle for connecting to just about anything. These extremely strong and lightweight blocks can be attached without a line end. Just open the shackle, place the line in, connect the shackle to a mounting point, and wrap the Velcro® strap around the entire unit to keep the line in place. Large radius of the static block minimizes friction. Friction actually goes down with increased line load, because UHMWPE lines like Dyneema actually get harder as tension goes up. 10,000lb. breaking strength; 5,000lb. MWL.
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