If a Link Lock can carry 50,000 times it's own weight, a little
maths produces an answer of around 5kg. That is pretty impressive, it
must be the breaking strain of the round wire part and not the joint!
Has anyone done their own test yet?
If you watch programs like Discovery Channel you will see things
described as so many football fields long, or so many jumbo
jets/motor cars in weight. Using bizarre comparisons to describe
units of measurement is perhaps a perception that the audience is
illiterate or generally uneducated, or simply to add interest to
Link Locks have been available in Australia for some time. The shop
downstairs uses then at the counter and the salespeople can fit
charms to a bracelet in the time it takes to button a raincoat. The
savings in not having to send the items upstairs for soldering would
equal the petrol saved by driving an electric car for 200 miles.
Link Locks are a great invention and they really work.
Congratulations Simon Curwood for perservering and bringing your
product to the world market.