We all have our preferences, this is currently mine. I think in this situation, the knot would be my repair if there was a failure, so I have lost nothing, but gained a slim loop, finished off nicely. Looks tidy and I like tidy.
Important thing is to love your own set up, I think. It's one of the reasons I love to hang.
(I hope that statement never gets quoted out of context)
"Live like you will die tomorrow, but learn like you will live forever." Gandhi
i do it same way, but sew by hand. is better then lugging 4 hog-rings around
Karl, I think you might be confusing hog rings with something else. Please go up to my post of pics earlier. They were so light, I didn't even bother weighing them, couldn't be more than 1-2 grams, maybe.