That's the one a groove. Good to know that's normal, was not so sure about it, when it turned up in the post a week ago.
What's your recommendation for a descending ring? There were quite a few options... and we don't have a REI here. The one from Whoopiesling.com is out of stock... Your advice would greatly appreciated.
Another option for rings is Paul a "AHE".
"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than in church thinking about the mountains" - John Muir
The SMC Descending Ring's Break Strength is 14 kilonewtons, (about 3147 pounds-force)
The Omega Pacific Rappel Ring is rated at 20 kilonewtons, (about 4496 pounds-force).
I think you good to go!
See You In The Trees
& Keep It Hanging