The tubing at the back is fine. It is nothing more than a roll batr and if it did ever get hooked on something upside down, you want it to bend or you are going to go to sleep thinking your anchor has set.
As for the shank, it's actually very thick and very strong. But if the anchor is well buried and the boat swings in a tide or wind
change, then a lot of sideways pull comes on the shank till the anchor has been turned. I have one week possible week point in the shank where all the bending force is "seen" and I want to beef that point up a little more. Nothing major.
The thing is so darn shiney, it looks terrible in the Photo's. But actually it is better than the Photo's suggest.