Originally Posted by Irvin
With or without the diablo the gripper holds one end. If you are pulling 60 lbs of tension the gripper holds 60 lbs of tension.
You guys are looking at it like this. If I wrap a rope around a tree enough times there is going to be a lot of friction between the rope and the bark on the tree. If I hold one end of the rope tight enough to keep it tight the friction between the rope and the tree will allow me to hold a car back. If that car breaks the tree off though you sure don't want to be hanging on to the other end of that rope. LMAO
Have you been drinking, 'cause your analogies have been way off the mark! "If the tree breaks"???? Yeah, if the diabolo breaks, the gripper will feel the full tension, but that is not the case here.