Static vs kinetic straps/rope.... use kinetic for pulling/yanking and static straps for winching
This was the day we tried to kill Dan and Kevin. Both trucks had their winches extended as far as they could go.
Keeping at least three wraps on the drum. One wrap across the bottom is even better.
We couldn't quite reach so we used a winch extension that wasn't very long. The winch extension shouldn't have had any stretch to it and we considered it static. Under full pull, the strap broke and recoiled both hooks under both cars.
Lesson learned? Don't winch with anything kinetic, even if you think it may not be. Only use static ropes, cables, extensions, etc.