Originally Posted by MAD777
I've always understood that "locked brummels" are there to hold the loop together, only when no load is applied. It just keeps them from falling apart when they are thrown loosely into your storage bin at home, etc.
The bury provides the strength for a loaded situation. If you skimp on the bury, you are skimping on the strength of the suspension.
I have completely abandoned locked brummels in favor a sewing a few hand stitches into the bury.
I still do locked brummels, but I always sew 4 to 5 hand stitches just to be sure.