Just watched a video of a guy with a line and hook attached to the back of his four runner and a stump he was trying to pull out with it, which slipped off on a tug that sprung the line and the hook sailing though the back of his window full speed. Now, I know that there are synthetic ropes for winches like these:
To be clear, this question is specifically about winch ropes and hooks, but are there super strong, light-weight plastic (or similar, but with similar tensile strength) hooks that can minimize the damage done in the case of a slip or similar? You know like these
but plastic (or similar)... I was thinking something like Celazole.