I think the idea is good, however I would prefer to see the plate bent rather than welded. The welded joint would need to be well V'd to create a strong joint as this could be the weakest point during a snatch recovery. Even a small piece of steel can have a devestating effect on the end of a whipping snatch strap. This is entirely my opinion tho.
Yep, I'm not picking on the weld, it appears to be a good one, I'd still prefer to see the plates bent, rather than fiddling around cutting and welding etc. I don't believe in taking risks when it comes to snatching.:wink:Judging buy the quality of the cuts and weld it looks like he knows a bit about working with steel. IMO.
That can be a lot worse if you don't cool it down at an exact rate.could always use an oxy and hammer and shape it over the edge of a bench.