I think what they are saying is if the QR1 is jammed up against the bar and can NOT be pushed to be released it is/could be a problem. So you need a ball or something to keep the release away from the bar to leave some room for the QR to be able to always operate.
Yeah.. no.. I got it what they're saying, just doesn't seem like I'm doing any different, but I'll explore this further for sure. I was looking at an old Cab bar picture online and didn't seem like it's any different from my setup except the PU on the rope itself. Again not trying or being hard headed just don't necessarily see the difference.
Yes, drill out a (20mm?*) rope stopper ball (aka parrel bead) and use a grub screw to secure it over a short sleeve (20mm?*) of PU tubing over the trim lines.
If your trim rope is 5mm then you'll need a piece of PU tubing about 8mm ID so with a wall thickness of say 1mm the PU tubing will be about 10mm OD. So drill the stopper ball out to at least 10mm. It doesn't have to be pretty, it won't take any load, it's just to lock the stopper on the rope.
Don't worry about having one or two bits of rope, if you're using 5mm Dyneema the breaking load is typically over 2,000 kg so long before that load is exceeded you'd be toast. Even 3mm Dyneema breaking load is typically over 800 kg.
I'm using 3/16 Amsteel which I believe is 4.7625mm and I double layered it so basically I could've hitched a ride behind Falcon Heavy with this rope before it broke
Don't put PU over your trim lines because you won't see where they wear, particularly if there's sand around. I don't care what wears as long as I can see it happening.
This makes a ton of sense and I too agree with this I'd rather see it and know when it needs replacing rather than just snapping.
I put a 15mm stainless ring in the larks head connecting the QR to the trim line to thread the safety line through so that it doesn't flap around the hole in the bar.
Yeah I actually changed the D-ring I have in the pic to one of the SS rings (they're smaller) and I'm using a bungee to keep things tidy so hopefully, there won't be much flapping around, but I'm sure over time this will be an issue so it is a great idea ima steal it for my next iteration bar setup.
Tnx all for your incredible feedback, help, and patience with this, this is truly an amazing thread.