Originally Posted by gwaco
Well the old mind was back at work again , and I came up with another idea that was spawned off of a post made by Larry.
I've already done a mock up but I also wanted to throw this out at you guys to see if its worth pursuing.
Larry's comment was about making a slotted hoop. so I sat down and worked out a hoop that will accommodate using 6/8/10 or 12 lugs of my lugs.
It will closely resemble a cast hoop but instead of the typical "ears" where the tension rod goes thru , it would have a consistant perimeter without the ears.
The next step will to be figure out an adjustable strainer and butt plate should you all feel that the hoop is worth pursuing.
That was my thought when I first saw the current model. Sounds like a great idea - provided the metal is strong enough to hold the tension with less mass in the mounting.