Lab Test Results Recently in our lab, tests were conducted with 2- 25# barbell weights, 80# line, heavy weight QuiKnot (up to 35#, fits through a 2/0 hook) and extra heavy QuiKnot (up to 50# fit through a 5/0 hook not the 2/0)
In the 1st test, we used one 25# weight and the heavy QuiKnot. The test proved the QuiKnot would hold over 25#.
The 2nd test...we used the extra heavy QuiKnot, 2-25# weights were place on the 80# test line with a QuiKnot attached to a 5/0 hook. The 5/0 hook gave way and bent.
Moving to the 3rd test...we fabricated a hook to hold the 2-25# weights. The extra heavy QuiKnot was attached to the hook and 80# test line. The other end had a regular fishing knot hanging from a scale. The fishing knot end snapped.
Finally in the 4th test...we used two extra heavy QuiKnots, one on each end, 2-25# weight, 80# test line with the fabricated hook. Both QuiKnots supported the 50# weight.