Thanks Glen and Greg. Makes sense.
I'm blessed with some big mits. But I have to remind myself to grip tight until I get to the top of the second pull otherwise I lose a bit of control on the bar. If that makes sense? The hook grip makes it a lot easier.
Today, I was playing and did some light pulls while only holding the bar with my thumb and index finger in the hook. It was solid as all get out.
The biggest issue I have is tearing callouses that are caused by weilding an axe for extended periods of time.
All the beswt,