This bit has served as the only shank bit I've extensively used, and I've always rigged the curb strap in this manner:
Without ever putting two and two together to realize that the curb is usually placed on the same ring where the headstall is attached.
I'll be switching it over now...
Curious...is this ever actually done for a purpose on these shorts of bits that have a ring in that position? Does this position deem it essentially useless? Is there anything it does other than the obvious change in leverage? Or am I possibly even overestimating what a difference it makes?
Thanks all for tolerating my silly questions..lol