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BD's website say's the strength is 15kN. I would look into an 8 from Omega Pacific or BlueWater. OP's 8 is 35kN with a weight of 105g. I can sacrifice an 18g difference for 20kN of strength.

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Yeah, you CAN sacrifice 18g for the extra strength, but there's really no point. The forces applied in rappeling are entirely static, and so you will never come close to putting 3,300lbs of force on your rappel device, let alone the 8,000lbs that it would take to break the OP. Both figure eights will serve you fine, regardless of strength.