Good one! Thanks for the laugh!
A question for you: have you ever actually lowered a heavy load with a simple ratchet strap winch? It's easy to control when raising a load where the ratchet "catches" the spool if you relax on the crank, but when you must rely purely on your strength to resist load torque on the crank from a spool that can spin freely, it's a very different story. Your arms must exert force on the crank in different directions depending on the angular position of the crank. If a not-quite-strong-enough grip or sweaty hands results in the crank getting loose, a stretched nylon strap has a LOT of stored elastic energy. A load can only accelerate at rate of g in free fall, but the stored tensile energy in that strap can almost instantly get that crank spinning at very high speed because cranks tend to have quite low moments of inertia. Injury is almost inevitable if the crank gets away from the operator under load and free of ratchet constraint.
I do indeed make mistakes -- but I try to make them only once, particularly those that hurt. That's exactly why I want a me-proof Weston-like brake on my little winch. It really does work as intended and described. Do as you will at your own peril, but please advise others responsibly or not at all.