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I have been thinking about them for a while. Looks interesting to me.
 

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Huh, So how are you suppose to use them???:stickpoke:
 

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I would prefer the safety of D-shackles. About the same price anyway.
 

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Huh, So how are you suppose to use them???:stickpoke:
Basically, just a method to link tow straps w/o having to knot them up. (which greatly reduces the working load limit of the straps - found this out first hand)
 

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Basically, just a method to link tow straps w/o having to knot them up. (which greatly reduces the working load limit of the straps - found this out first hand)
So it's pretty much a fancy D-ring shackle. Think I'll stick with the regular D-ring.:simmadown:
 

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I would prefer the safety of D-shackles. About the same price anyway.
x2. Those things slip pretty easily unless their is alot of constant tension. Tugging tends to make them slip free and then you have a metal bar flying through your rear windshield. Use a D shackle....
 

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The biggest advantage to these is when you have to loop a strap around something that you can't get a shackle connected to. This way you can you don't get a knot in your strap that you can't get loose. You guys have probable seen vehicles driving around with a cut off strap still tied to a bumper or something.

As far as connecting two straps together, I would also choose the shackle. Quicker and safer in my opinion.
 
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