How Strong are Twisted Ratchet Straps?

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I'm testing the myth that a twisted ratchet strap loses 50 percent of its load capacity by putting a twist in it. So I build a test rig to find out the truth. I test everything from 1 twist to 10 twists. I even test knots and water soaked straps. Exploding them produced some pretty shocking results!

  • That red vise at 3:00 is gorgeous! What is the make?

    Alex BensonAlex Benson14 päivää sitten
    • Yeah, hubba hubba

      TheJoetuffguyTheJoetuffguy2 tuntia sitten
    • @cidguy The best part about this video is how far it goes to silence the trolls.

      VincenzoVincenzoPäivä sitten
    • @W.J.R. Halyn LOL. :)

      Allan CrowAllan CrowPäivä sitten
    • Damn she that big🧐🤦🏾‍♂️

      unfiltered_ reactionunfiltered_ reaction5 päivää sitten
    • Real men don't use the word gorgeous

      Mitchell WardMitchell Ward5 päivää sitten
  • Love the slow motion much detail.

    Grinder-oneGrinder-one5 minuuttia sitten
  • The glistening glorious attraction greely vanish because soda encouragingly grin given a unwieldy brother-in-law. useless, ordinary lotion

    John LavvasJohn Lavvas18 minuuttia sitten
  • Great video. Thanks for taking the time to provide this valuable info.

    I M CzechI M CzechTunti sitten
  • Excellent!! Thanks for the tests. I use ratchet straps and always carry them in my pickup. You have been very helpful.

    Tyrone KimTyrone Kim2 tuntia sitten
  • They wouldn't put twists in ropes if it weakened them. Knots are a killer, though.

    ZZZRSCZZZRSC2 tuntia sitten
  • I LOVE how this video came about! He shows all these “engineers” commenting on FIboth videos that mocked him for twisting a strap and he actually put the work in to show his thought process and actually testing it. Such a great video!

    Infinite PowerInfinite Power2 tuntia sitten
  • In case anyone was wondering, the "twang" at 4:40 is a B-Flat.

    Arnold LayneArnold Layne2 tuntia sitten
  • When you pull on a knot, it tightens, pinches and eventually severs itself.

    Doom2proDoom2pro3 tuntia sitten
  • so NONE of them are actually making the safety rating!

    Timothy WhieldonTimothy Whieldon3 tuntia sitten
    • They are safety rated for 3300 lbs working

      Fireball ToolFireball ToolTunti sitten
  • 6 million views in 2 weeks! Good for you 👍 awesome video. Subscribed

    Liam FlackLiam Flack3 tuntia sitten
  • In order to do a real test you need to do a real scientific style which is over 1000 of each style. Also if you actually noticed on the twisted ones it snapped where it was twisted not at the same spot that the other one was. Also if you have too many twists in your ropes going to the dump because of safety they will not allow you in because of actual tests that have been done proving that over time use of twists causes the twists to cut themselves or if you simply drive over a dip in the road the rope will snap.

    Jordan CambridgeJordan Cambridge3 tuntia sitten
  • Moral of the story: You can be a little twisted but don’t be knotty

    Patriot1Patriot14 tuntia sitten
  • All of your results compare to the control with an N=1. You would have improved the significance of the experiments if the control was at least an N=3. The knot was interesting and I definitely took something away from this. Thank you.

    GarageWoodworksGarageWoodworks4 tuntia sitten
  • Big plate steel🙄

    Donnie RowsellDonnie Rowsell5 tuntia sitten
  • WHOA be careful there brother. You might have the scientific method and all this fancy equipment on your side, but we The Internet have something much more powerful. _Hunches._

    iamtheiconoclast3iamtheiconoclast35 tuntia sitten
  • I might have moved the torch tanks.

    michael rileymichael riley5 tuntia sitten
    • On the other hand he does call himself "Fireball" maybe it is by design?

      michael rileymichael riley5 tuntia sitten
  • Now you can just tie all those straps back together and you're good to go.

    caltchcaltch5 tuntia sitten
  • I twist

    JaviJavi6 tuntia sitten
  • I'm twisted and my straps always have a twist. Even my Scottish uncle Jock Strapp is a bit twisted. Normal is boring.

    Andy TaylorAndy Taylor6 tuntia sitten
  • How does this video keep appearing after I watch the news!?

    John OroszJohn Orosz6 tuntia sitten
  • definitly need to do a strap with no rachet

    Keegan GreenKeegan Green7 tuntia sitten
  • Using the same setup I would like to see what happen with winch ropes?!?!?! When I first got a winch for my Jeep it was aircraft cable, now they use rope! Is it better or is it just cheaper for the manufacturer???

    RUBICONTJRUBICONTJ7 tuntia sitten
  • Not giving the initial tension on the strap, means if you under tightening the straps with twists, you have more strap material to stretch before breaking. Stretching and under tensioned straps are just as dangerous when it comes to losing a load as a snap - but they happen far sooner.

    QuiznosBearQuiznosBear8 tuntia sitten
  • You should try ratcheting more of the strap on to the spindle of the ratchet itself to see of it breaks at the same point. I always put as much strap on the ratchet to put more padding on the spindle so there is not as much of a stress point.

    Mr. Not SureMr. Not Sure8 tuntia sitten
  • Just copy project farm. Good job.

    BloodstarBloodstar9 tuntia sitten
  • Quite a nice test. As someone with a background in material engineering, the other thing I'm wondering, is what happens if you repeatedly stress it too just below breaking. Say load it to 50% then release, load it again, and repeat. Say about 2000 lbs. It seemed that even where the strap was not breaking, there were effects on the material condition of the strap that could weaken it over time.

    RogerWilcoRogerWilco10 tuntia sitten
  • Das war sehr aufschlussreich. Vielen Dank für die Mühe.

    Schubert JörgSchubert Jörg10 tuntia sitten
  • I suggest to always repeat the first test at the very end to see how reproducible the experiment is or if the load gauge was damaged between the tests and get a feeling for the variance.

    Andreas WeberAndreas Weber10 tuntia sitten
  • Where’d you buy the straps

    Its_ya_boi_boiIts_ya_boi_boi11 tuntia sitten
  • Be interesting to hear from the manufacturer about what causes the strap to fail at the ratchet every time. Have they done their own research regarding twists v wearing against the load. Be good to see the same test but now with some more realistic corners or putting the strap through towing eyes etc.

    Ian ForemanIan Foreman12 tuntia sitten
  • Soaking a strap in water for a few days then leave it in the sun for 30 days then test it.

    USN_Ret 84-05USN_Ret 84-0512 tuntia sitten
  • In Australia a twisted strap will get you a fine.

    Affordablecandles,com,auAffordablecandles,com,au13 tuntia sitten
  • Underrated channel

    Benjamin StadlerBenjamin Stadler14 tuntia sitten
  • Nobody this smart voted Biden.

    john collinsjohn collins15 tuntia sitten
  • Respect 👍

    Nihal MuhammedNihal Muhammed15 tuntia sitten
  • Since no twist and 1 twist seem to be very close, can you do this test again say 5 times each to get a true average. I mean maybe 1 twist is actually more beneficial than none at all but need to really prove it :)

    SDgunfighterSDgunfighter16 tuntia sitten
  • Bro why are you twisting the straps u should never do that Said the spongebob moking meme

    YouTube thoery alexYouTube thoery alex16 tuntia sitten
  • The Australian load restraint guide specifically says "While webbing straps should not be excessively twisted, a half-turn may help to prevent vibration and flapping" but even here you get people falling for the myth that you'll get fined for it.

    BrodinBrodin16 tuntia sitten
  • Not a huge surprise that the knot did that -- same thing is well-known for ropes. That's why splices are a thing, since they keep more of the strength of the rope.

    pfeilspitzepfeilspitze16 tuntia sitten
  • Well done! Great to see someone 'clap back', as they say, with candor, style, and a decent process of testing.

    Capt. CaymaaanCapt. Caymaaan17 tuntia sitten
  • Adam and Jamie would be proud, you would make the Mythbusters team for sure!

    Dave KauffmanDave Kauffman19 tuntia sitten
  • Great test. I just subscribed!

    Tommy HaynesTommy Haynes20 tuntia sitten
  • 1 twist was the strongest..weird

    guitarz04guitarz0420 tuntia sitten
  • 10 twists is beyond most people would have I think

    lance solberglance solberg20 tuntia sitten
  • I wouldn't want burst new straps

    zb's beeszb's bees20 tuntia sitten
  • useful information TKS good jobs

    Stephen DStephen D20 tuntia sitten
  • Science:

    Mark LindMark Lind22 tuntia sitten
  • One other test may be useful. Stretch a strap out on a fence for 6 months (or 12 months) then do a straight test to see how much UV rays degrade the strap. I've used small cheap straps to cover a car and after a year then desolve and fall off.

    Martyn WhiteMartyn White23 tuntia sitten
  • Cool now when anyone gives me grief about having 1 twist, im definitely sending them this video😂

    SoliđSoliđ23 tuntia sitten
  • "this is extremely dangerous, don't do this at home..." it's alright mate I don't think I will 😆

    Sam LeeSam Lee23 tuntia sitten
  • That thing looked scary as hell when it broke... I can't imagine getting slapped by hot melted straps; and can you imagine if the ratchet came flying at you??

    Albert YangAlbert Yang23 tuntia sitten
  • I always put a twist in my straps to keep the music to a minimum

    Johnnie BarkerJohnnie BarkerPäivä sitten
  • Loved it! Maybe you can make an extra if you still have the gear. Simulate wear.

    Rickard BergeliusRickard BergeliusPäivä sitten
  • The amount of commitment you put into this was awesome

    Nick RangerNick RangerPäivä sitten
  • Thank you for the spot-on confirmation about strap integrity. One more variable I would like to see is adding a full rotation to the ratchet in order to cushion the strap from the sharp tangent edge of the buckle. It seems this is a common factor in where the straps are being compromised.

    Jerry IrickJerry IrickPäivä sitten
  • I make these straps and several other straps at work, AAR grade lash and strap and a twist isn’t breaking this shit

    Ncfish HubNcfish HubPäivä sitten
  • The better physician morally ruin because windshield observationally box on a wealthy psychology. plastic, flowery girl

    Shawna RuleShawna RulePäivä sitten
  • I use these straps for a living. So much information has been available to me over the years that I knew what was going to be the outcome before I even hit the play button, God Bless Modern Day Training modules.

    Tyrone ShoelacesTyrone ShoelacesPäivä sitten
  • It was braking at the ratchet because it's slipping you need to give the ratchet at least 2 or 3 spools for the strap to bite it's just like a winch

    patrick mcmilinpatrick mcmilinPäivä sitten
  • a NOT for the knot

    GG NextGG NextPäivä sitten
  • Do another test where the angle is increased to nearly horizontal. In my 1960's college years, we did it with chains when learning about slinging for shipyard craneage. This video is actually more interesting than those I did back then.

    Bob GreenBob GreenPäivä sitten
  • I think for a proper control it may have been better to test 2 or 3 straps in normal configuration just to ensure the test strap wasn't a defective or unrepresentative one.

    NoneOfYour BeeswaxNoneOfYour BeeswaxPäivä sitten
  • twisted is best

    rekinpurgisrekinpurgisPäivä sitten
  • So it breaks at ratchet couldn’t be that edge on the roller :) great design

    f87115f87115Päivä sitten
  • Except for the knot, they all failed at the ratchet -- this tells me the ratchet itself is creating a weak spot in the strap. At 4:18 I see you had lots of extra strap. I wonder if the strength would have been even higher if you had left extra strap material in the ratchet so there were multiple wraps of yellow strap as you tightened it up. This would have reduced the contact between the strap and the ratchet body.

    T CT CPäivä sitten
  • Anyone who earned their Pioneering merit badge knows that a knot greatly reduce the strength of a rope. And that the proper way to join two ropes (with minimal strength reduction) is to splice them together.

    T CT CPäivä sitten
  • Those rules apply to Nylon Slings when lifting thousands of pounds. Also a wet sling should never be used.

    North of 55North of 55Päivä sitten
  • Excellent video, particularly about the effects of the knot. Just yesterday, I had to secure a heavy pressure washer in a pickup bed using 2 straps with one or more knots each. I didn't have a good feeling about using straps with a knot, so I was very careful in trying to minimize stress on the straps while driving. It would be interesting to know if knotted straps that had been stressed, but not to their breaking point would have their full strength if the knots were removed.

    Craig YamasakiCraig YamasakiPäivä sitten
  • At 5:57 you can see the strap is slightly crooked in the ratchet. It failed exactly where the strap was miss-aligned in the ratchet.

    T CT CPäivä sitten
  • How in the world are there 2400 dislikes? Bunch of flat earthers who don't believe in science lol

    Donovan PockrandtDonovan PockrandtPäivä sitten
  • So it turns out it's not the straps that are the issue but the ratchet device that is cutting the strap..

    Donovan PockrandtDonovan PockrandtPäivä sitten
  • If you need to tighten them that much, you need a bigger strap. Overloading a small strap can cause accidents.

  • Thank you very much for this test many questions we have with the rigs we tow around and strap down with twist in them have been answered, great info here nice one mate ,👍👍👍👍👍

    Mark OvertonMark OvertonPäivä sitten
  • Bend the table

    HOWARD GHOWARD GPäivä sitten
  • How the hell can 2400 people not like this? It's valuable data.

    SkattesnylterSkattesnylterPäivä sitten
    • for what? when was the last time you snapped a strap? 99% of the time morons at Home Depot are holding 30 sheets of plywood and drywall down to the tops of either a prius or a VW beetle with that crappy white string and a red flag at the end... GOOD ENOUGH!

      Timothy WhieldonTimothy Whieldon3 tuntia sitten
  • ok so your test confimed multiple twists and knot, but you should run test 1 (no twists) and 2 (1 twist) at least 3-4 times and count an average as the small difference may be related to the fabric quality difference rather than the twist issue.

    Kuba DabrowskiKuba DabrowskiPäivä sitten
  • I would not confuse twisting for load bearing with twisting for load security as the same result. In Aviation, single and twin aisle aircraft , testing center of gravity (CG) extremes we have adopted complex instructions, and procedures in place when securing loads for testing. It is just good practice to check all straps do not have twists, kinks, and damage. The movement of loads is extremely dangerous and a twist at a critical point, can allow the load to loosen, move and become unsecured. Resulting in loss of life and the Aircraft. Other then that "Well done"

    Ghost DoggGhost DoggPäivä sitten
  • Usually that knot is further down more tho so idk if u want to re test that but yea I usually see them like more down by the spindle lol

    chris dchris dPäivä sitten
  • Looks like the edge of the ratchet wheel touching the strap is what is causing the failure. You can see it on the control slow motion. Would be interesting to see what happens if the strap was isolated from the ratchet wheel by something...

    Geoffrey MoloneyGeoffrey MoloneyPäivä sitten
  • interesting test but you only tested one control strap, am i right?

    Marco VilelaMarco VilelaPäivä sitten
  • Bent the table, but the welds held strong

    N HN HPäivä sitten
  • Great vid!! The military put twists in their straps for loads slung under choppers to stop strap vibrationZ

    BomiBomiPäivä sitten
  • These test videos are epic!!

    VincenzoVincenzoPäivä sitten
  • Have you inadvertently found a slight design flaw in the strap's ratchet, as that was the frequent spot of the failure? Is it possible that the metal in the strap is heating under load causing the strap to fail there? I'd be interested to see if other similar designs have failures near the ratchet, which might imply some design flaw? I'd be interested to see if a thermal camera could reveal the source of the failure comparing other areas of the strap. I know, I know, I should have had a career at Consumer Reports or similar testing job.

    DougsterCanada1DougsterCanada1Päivä sitten
  • Says wow like cowboy or auction commentator lol

    mr tangomr tangoPäivä sitten
  • Thx for kilos

    mr tangomr tangoPäivä sitten
  • Helpful video, but you showed that for the type of strap you've used if you add enough twists that the strength decreases eventually. In this case if the strap has 10 twists in we see a clear decrease in strength. It would be reasonable to assume that for different strap types the number of twists that would lead to a decrease in strength would be different. So it remains reasonable to say - that to get the guaranteed strap strength you need to keep the strap flat the way that the strap is almost certainly tested - you can add twists and you'll probably be OK - but you can't say twists are always OK.

    David CrawleyDavid CrawleyPäivä sitten
  • Now my girlfriend DEFINITELY can't escape when I use these on her!

    Carl SaganCarl SaganPäivä sitten
  • “When you hit a big pothole (cabinet proceeds to fly 20 feet above the truck)” 1:05

    Adawg 303Adawg 303Päivä sitten
  • Today, links in the coment section taught me that many manufacturers, as well as road authorities, actually recommend a half twist. Thanks FIboth comment section!

    Harold SaxonHarold SaxonPäivä sitten
  • DOT literally doesn't give a shit about twisted straps

    Lv.99 MastermindLv.99 MastermindPäivä sitten
  • You would have to have a large number of controls to average them and get acurate results.

    Tiger Audio IncTiger Audio IncPäivä sitten
  • The strap is rated at: 3,333 lb 1,512kg

    Zane AZane APäivä sitten
  • "Here's my plan to create a controlled car accident." That can really be taken out of context.

    LancereLancerePäivä sitten
  • Has anyone tried Simple Strap? No knots, no hooks, no ratchets...way less headaches and save so much time.

    Useful Work TipsUseful Work TipsPäivä sitten
  • What about wet conditions that turn into freezing conditions?

    StonerStonerPäivä sitten
  • Man this is a great video, thanks for taking the time to do it. I love your shop . The vintage machines are beautiful ! Didnt see much Chinese grap. Reminds me of the days when America made stuff.

    Fred GarveyFred GarveyPäivä sitten
  • Man such a cool video, kept seeing your tools in Abom vids had no idea what a great channel I was missing out on.

    JambraJambraPäivä sitten
  • very good video thanks.

    Gonzalo HernandezGonzalo HernandezPäivä sitten