Recovery strap sale at Home Depot

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I wouldn’t look at this as arguing. More a chance to educate people about the differences between static and kinetic ropes/straps

Not understanding the difference could lead to a less that optimal outcome…

ETA: Here is a good description

https://www.dirtrenegade.com/blogs/...covery-tow-straps-snatch-straps-kinetic-ropes
Maybe not so much arguing but debating semantics.

We always just have a few straps between everyone. Some old some new, some crappy, some decent. Use one, if it breaks, try someone else. Where theres a will there is a way.


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Yeah this is labeled wrong but many of these are.

Tow straps have no give. They are designed for a slow steady (non dynamic) pull. These are made from polyester.

Recover straps have 20%+ give. They are designed for a quick "shock" pull which applies and increased amount of force to pop something stuck out of its situation. These are made with Nylon..and No they do not have to be round ropes. You can buy flat nylon recovery straps.

If you take a tow strap (made a polyester) And you yank on it, it can snap and be dangerous.

Ironically, you're not supposed to really tow with a real recovery strap. So this would be a good purchase, in that you use a real recovery strap to pop someone out, and then use a tow strap if needed to continue to pull them (eg They can't run under their own power)

If you want an actual recovery strap, I haven't had a need to use this one yet, But it was reasonable and made of nylon.

ALL-TOP 100% Nylon Recovery... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07597WW53?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
 

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Maybe not so much arguing but debating semantics.

We always just have a few straps between everyone. Some old some new, some crappy, some decent. Use one, if it breaks, try someone else. Where theres a will there is a way.
I don't think we were debating "semantics", in my mind were were more concerned about the notion of using the wrong tool for an important job where safety and reliability are of utmost importance . . . wouldn't want our friends in the community to put themselves in a regrettable situation, that's all. :)
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