Howdy, new to the forum, just looking for a little further information.
I have a ENO DN that I am looking to make about as light as possible (I realize it isn't ever going to be featherweight) and have seen a couple people mention removing the rope and carabiners at the gathered ends and simply threading a set of JRB tri-glide straps through the channel and then through themselves. This seems simple enough and cuts out the weight of the rope and biners, I am just wondering if there are any acknowledged downsides to this method. While I saw this method mentioned, I didn't notice too many people doing it, but I noticed a lot of people replacing the rope with a lighter version. I am just wondering if there is some sort of durability/usability issue that has to be taken into account when removing rope and biners from the equation.
If this is addressed somewhere, sorry. I looked around and didn't see too much on this specifically.