As I wait for my rig bits to arrive, I have been contemplating the current rigging trends. The mot recent detail to attract my curiosity is the jib pivot. Where other classes and earlier IOM fashion called for a balled race pivot, the current trend is to use a cord to attach the jib boom to the deck ring. From my experiences with DF95 this method is prone to wear out and is hard to adjust for a consistent jib luff/rig tension. Why is it the current hot thing for IOM rigs?