Mini Gator-Jaw shackles are made from Plasma rope - the highest strength synthetic rope available. Mini Gator-Jaw shackles are stronger than comparable steel shackles or carabiners. They won’t rust and are so light they float. Towing applications include: ATV, UTV, personal water craft and other various power sport equipment. Uses: ATV & UTV Off-r Bubba Rope introduced their new stronger-than-steel Gator-Jaw soft shackle at SEMA in November 2014 winning the Best New Off-Road Product Award for the show. Now, Bubba Rope has created a “MINI” version that has a breaking strength of over 10k lbs! The new MINI can be used whenever you need a high-strength / low-weight connector. The MINI will replace steel shackles and even high strength carabineers. The new patentable design incorporates a self-tightening loop that slips over a specially designed knot to complete a continuous closed ring. Gator-Jaw soft shackles can be used where a heavy steel shackle might cause damage, or too cumbersome to use. Applications for the new Gator-Jaw soft shackle include both commercial and recreational uses of towing, vehicle or equipment recovery, marine and various camping and outdoor uses. Gator-Jaw soft shackles derive their basic strength from the Plasma rope they are made from. Plasma rope is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Additionally, the unique design of the Gator-Jaw soft shackle creates an amazing breaking strength that is rated stronger than a comparable steel shackle. Weighing only 1.5 ounces the MINI Gator-Jaw ¼”” soft shackle has a rated breaking strength of 11,000 lbs. Because Gator-Jaw soft shackles contain no steel they won’t rust and are so light they float.