But factor in the variables and it might erase any inherent design quality.
I would agree totally. So it would seem the type of anchor
is maybe less important than many other things. It also seems that learning
to use an anchor involves more than just what kind or brand it is too. They all are of course different so skill with one is not 100% transfered if you suddenly change brands. Though some significant element is fundamental to any anchor. Last is the rode
. It's as much a part of anchoring
as the anchor.
21 years of good results with a CQR
is a pretty impressive anchoring system, but it does not mean if anyone with no experience bought a new CQR that they could get the same results you get now nor that if they tried a different anchor that they would anchor with the same results you get now either.
The skill of anchoring is more complex than the label on the anchor.
Anchoring may not be as hard as mastering the violin but you can't just toss one overboard
and expect it to hold all the time without knowing how.
Can you tell how much of your years of success was due to the CQR itself, how much was from your skill, and how much was luck? Better to be lucky than dragging. I'm not sure the anchor deserves the large part of the credit nor that your luck could last that long. 21 years of good anchoring is due to something.
Sometimes the scientific method is about trying to expose the important part of the equation and not determining the details of the less important parts