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After a bit more research, I’ve noticed significant differences in the claimed loads which the various systems can handle.
For example, the RWO swivel- which seems to be good enough for Rob Helyar- only claims a ‘maximum working load’ of 153kg. Contrast the Barton version with a ‘safe working load’ of 554kg (and a breaking load of double that).
Yet I get the impression that the Barton is viewed less favourably in some quarters…