Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
For saving weight another tack might be to cut one of the aluminum rings in half. Looking at how far up the cord "rides" up on a ring, it strikes me that theres no real danger on a 2" diameter or greater ring of it jumping off. One of these "sling rings" (sold here as "aluminum suspension rings") would do.

Of course, cutting a ring to save maybe 10 grams by using 1 instead of 2 is something only a gram-weenie would do.
The half ring is how I arrived at the S-bar idea; I was thinking if you had half a ring it could work but could also slip out of place when not loaded. A ring is probably also stronger than an S or a half ring at resisting being twisted out of shape because its ends meet across from where the cord wraps, reinforcing it, so you could probably get away with a ring made of thinner stock than you could with another shape.

And yes, at a certain point, it becomes design for design's sake