Rotary power take-offs (PTOs) promise many benefits for commercial wave energy converters (WECs), including longer power strokes/reduced end-stop concerns, deployment advantages, and controllability. However, these winch-type PTOs can impose millions of bending cycles on the belt or rope element every year, which may lead to a failure mode known as Cyclic Bend Over Sheave, or “CBOS”. Synthetic rope, though attractive due to its high strength, low elongation, and durability, suffers from comparatively poor CBOS performance and struggles to reach a million load cycles without failing. Using belts instead of ropes for winching elements should improve CBOS performance due to having a smaller thickness that undergoes bending. Unfortunately, belts have their own host of problems. Maintaining even tension across the width of a belt subject to twist or fleet angles is a challenge, especially for WECs which can move in all 6 degrees of freedom in the ocean. This study sought to quantify the CBOS performance of a belt constructed of steel tension members in a polyurethane matrix containing longitudinal profiles. Belt samples were tested to failure or up to two million bend-unbend cycles and subject to a range of fleet angles. This paper summarizes the utilized testing methodology and the resulting belt performance.