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Could you explain how rod rigging is easier to inspect? What would be considered a normal lifespan for rod rigging and how much longer than equivalent wire?

I was always under the impression that rod rigging is going to cost quite a bit more in purchase and maintenance because the only way to service it is by hiring a rigger with the proper x-ray equipment. With wire rigging a good visual inspection every few months should be all that's necessary until you discover a meathook or a cracked swage, etc. If you discover any signs of fatigue "it's time" to replace it; while rod rigging if not inspected for fatigue cracking with x-ray equipment is potentially a catastrophic failure risk (depending on it's age and amount of use). It seems to me that wire rigging is far more forgiving in terms of determining when it is time to replace it; can you explain why not?
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