Stress on fabric
Question – Will they tear the fabric in extreme conditions?
Answer – This very much depends on the quality of the fabric. However, our experience is that the stress on the fabric when using a Holdon® is considerably less than with traditional eyelets. When used on exceptionally tough fabric the Holdon® will tend to absorb the shock loading imposed by high wind. The larger gripping area of the Holdon® helps to spread the load. Regardless type of fastener the best way to avoid tearing is to add elastic cords to distribute the forces evenly.