Cuben Fiber pull tests


Cuben Fiber .7 oz sewn to Cordura 1000 denier nylon with 4 rows of straight stitch and to itself with flat felled and glued seam. Shock loaded to failure (body weight plus a jump). Notice the tie out webs were not the failure point. Also  that a flat felled seam with only 2 rows of stitching proved stronger than a simple lap felled seam with 4  rows of stitches. The glued seam did even better than that.

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