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OK, so if you're not much of a science person, some of this might get lost in translation. Even so, you'll have to "make a leap" if you will to see where I'm going with this. This video demonstrates the impact forces and shock loading of nylon vs. Dyneema/Spectra harnesses. In our case, think monofilament vs. superlines. A few more hints:
When they mention elasticity, think stretch.
When they talk about drop load shocking think hookset force.
When they do the overhand knot test think windknots.
There is a lot of great info that can be leveraged here in terms of strengths and weaknesses of how various fishing lines will perform or react. If the video doesn't make sense, there is also a small write-up with the same basic info and charts to peruse. It touches on a few other points not mentioned in the video like the differences in melting points (think knot tying and poor lubrication). You can find the written stuff at: How to Break Nylon & Dyneema Slings.