The fabulous and highly useful ring bungee system has nothing to do with why I clip the long hose higher on my shoulder. It's up there to reduce clutter on the right chest D ring (light head when not in my hand, 1 or 2 stages sometimes, double-ender while using reel, nav kit while using it, etc.), but mainly so the second stage does not hang down so low as it would on the chest D ring. Also, with the 2nd stage hanging up higher, it is more possible to get that reg into my mouth without using my hands (just turn my head to the right and there it is), though this is more of a happy side effect than a reason for doing it this way, as the likelihood of needing to do this is pretty low.You know, you’d save yourself some hardware if you ditched the silly dive rite ring bungee system and then clipped your long hose reg to your right chest d-ring like the rest of the world does
Edit: typo save vs safe
A better question to ask me would have been why my long hose is on my left SM tank and not the right like "the rest of the world" does. I have 2 reasons for that - one original reason why I started doing it that way, and one reason I was glad I always did it that way that makes sense when I'm using the CM RB. Both are related to not having a hose running across my chest from right armpit to left shoulder.
Another good question you might have asked along these lines is why I (used to) have no necklace on my short hose 2nd stage (which runs off my right SM tank because my long hose is on the right). The honest answer is because I was too lazy to put the necklace on there for the longest time and it already had a bolt snap on the hose so I would just clip it off to the same high shoulder D ring when I unclipped the long hose to breathe it. I just swapped the 2 between my mouth and that ring. The only time both regs needed to be clipped at the same time was if I was breathing off a stage or deco bottle, but often I would just clip the short hose and leave the long hose unclipped and hanging around my neck. Once I started using the CM RB, though, it became obvious it was time to finally put a necklace on the short hose 2nd stage because with the loop in my mouth most of the time it did not make sense to have these two 2nd stages both clipped off together (and it was better having a BO reg right there under my chin for quickest access).