Posted by: abc on Sep-27-12 2:59 PM (EST)
"This is mostly from paranoia that the s-hooks might "bounce" off from a speed bump, pot hole, etc. - Could this really happen? "
Yes, it could happen. It did happen to me!
No real harm done as far as wrapping over some rotating component and breaking the boat/car. I was able to stop and fix the problem quickly enough.
But a biner is such an easy solution. It's a no-brainer.
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