Inertia String Break

inertia break

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  • Hang a 1 Kg mass by a piece of masking tape (just wrap the tape around the hook of the weight). ¬†With the weight dangling, yank upwards on the tape. The tape will break if the yank is quick enough.
  • Instead of yanking, hoist weight upwards slowly and tape will not break.
  • Tape breaks much more easily than string, and is easier to hold on to.


  • Masking tape located in L35, above the sink, on a peg.
  • Weight located in L02, section A1.