In Hollow Spectra III, I did some routine testing of three commercial windon leaders. Only one, from BHP Tackle, passed the grade. As part of that testing and also in Hollow Spectra II, I put forward the idea that in a properly made, glued Serve, the Serve itself carried 80% or more of the load and the Splice (where the mono is inside the Spectra), was a backup in case the Serve failed. This is not the conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom holds that the Splice carries the load and the Serve is merely for pretensioning. In order to examine this further, this morning I removed all but 7 3/4" of the mono from inside a BHP Tackle leader. This left a 2 3/4" Splice section and two 2 1/2" Serve glue areas--one for the inner wall and one for the outer wall. In doing this, I added 10-20% to the load that the Serve must carry since the Splice according to my explanation does carry 10-20% of the load. So I took it to the lab, lifted 80 pounds, ten times. The Serve is intact and there is no difference in performance. The leader is still 100% serviceable. I don't think that BHP Tackle will guarantee this performance and I'm not even saying that you should try it but I will add that by removing this extra material, this leader now casts as well as a P.R. or Mid knot and is even smoother in the guides for casting and when reeling back through the guides.