The Oval’s symmetrical shape prevents gear bunching up when racked, while it's Keylock nose prevents gear snagging when being removed from the carabiner.
The Oval also works well in rigging. Round baskets let attachments self-centre, allowing the carabiner to slide - rather than jump - into position when loaded. The basket shapes are compatible with devices such as pulleys and modern assisted breaking belay devices.
It is a fantastic racking carabiner, the oval shape meaning less snagging of wires and the large gate opening of 24mm makes for easy removal and racking of gear.