Originally Posted by knothead
What exactly do you see that makes it look amateurish?
Is it just the fact that they used Nico Press fittings?
The way the fittings are crimped is sloppy and uneven. The thimble is not supposed to be touching the fitting. It just looks like it was done by someone who hasn't done it much before, perhaps with a cheap set of crimpers. (hopefully the correct crimpers!)
I also wouldn't trust it because there appears to be a great deal of corrosion on the wire, and likely in the fittings. Perhaps it is just the lighting in the photo, but stainless wire rope should be silver not brown!