Initial thoughts on the triple thimble: it's a little bigger than I imagined, which isn't a bad thing. I tried pulling a short length of 3/4" rope through all 3 holes and I was able to easily pull through with one hand. So there's not too much friction when there is not a load on it. I also have no fear of it slipping out of the sling, as the possibility was previously mentioned earlier. The 3/4" that I am splicing into it completely fits in the groove, no rope bulging out like on certain rings. All of that said I haven't spliced it, or put it to use yet, this is just my opinion after opening the box. I'll add more to it after I give it some use.