Kevlar is a fiber. As such it has qualities different than steel. While
its tensile strength is generally as strong or stronger than steel, it does
It can be cut with a knife. It tends to get worn due to abrasion, etc. The
idea of not running kevlar guys to the ground is due to all this. Might a
vandal try cutting it? Might the jacket get worn or abraided and hence
expose the kevlar to UV radiation? Etc. etc.
It's more of a safety issue to keep the integrity of the Kevlar intact. It
has nothing to do with a strength or technical issue.
on 9/12/02 1:47 PM, Dino Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Could someone explain this... (see below)?
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