This hack prevents that, as well as cross loading - which is where force is distributed down the minor axis (short edge) of the carabiner, rather than the much stronger major axis (long edge). Although the type and strength of the force exerted on carabiners usually means this isn't a big deal, this can be dangerous in extreme circumstances.
So avoid the headache of spinning carabiners with this quick hack!
Sugru is great for this project because:
- It's flexible when cured
- It is durable, and great in the outdoors
- It bonds really well to metal
All you need for this project is:
- A carabiner
- A minipack of sugru.
If you need some, sugru can be bought here.
We've also made a tutorial video for this instructable - watch it below!
Lets get started!
Step 1: Attaching the sugru
Squash this onto the carabiner.
Start by wrapping the edges around the carabiner, eliminating any gap between the metal and the sugru by working the edges down with the tip of your finger. This'll minimise the points that the sugru could tear at, ensuring your hack keeps on going.
You can use the edge of your finger as a roller to ease the sugru down onto the carabiner. This also provides the right kind of curve for the hooks base.