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While I agree that coated ss is prone to failure due to rust under the cover (I have had bridle failures), I'm not certain a loose cover has any effect (it does not restrict oxygen). Any expereince out there? There are times when a loose cover helps a sheet or other rigging slide, and they are easier on the hands.
Again, a tight fitting cover is a different matter. That is not the question.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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