Multipoint stunt vest test

Introduction to static load tests for stunt vests

We have recorded on camera tests of our new Tracers stunt vest made in Jan 2024. Tests were made according to our testing method we use for stunt harnesses.

We applied 18kN load to different attachment points to check that breaking strength match the MBS of the product.

Description of the tested product

Stunt harness made of Nylon fabric, Nylon webbing and Dyneema threads. Vest on test has the construction which is used on our XS-L sized vests.

All tests below were done on the same Tracers stunt vest. Order of the tests may not match the order on the page.

video: Side point
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video: Cross point
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video: Neck point
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video: Vertical row point
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video: Vertical row point on shoulder
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Breaking load

To show how much can be the breaking strength of the stunt vest, we are breaking one attachment point (loop on the back, bottom).

video: Loop point
Checking the breaking load
Cross point's margin of safety

Cross points on the back of the stunt vest are multidirectional and intended for dynamic loads.

It means that cross points were made with shock load in mind.

Our dummy for full body harnesses made according to EN364, for this dummy we usually limit the load to 20kN (rarely 25 kN) to prevent it from damage. For loads over 20kN we use our custom made dummy.

To see the cross point’s margin of safety check the video below where we go up to 50kN (cross point construction on the video is same as on Tracers XL+ sizes stunt harnesses).

video: Cross point (Nylon harness w Dyneema threads)
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