Just got an e-mail from the LRT newsletter, re: their new Vectored Force Zero (VFZ) mounts. It appears to me that they've basically taken the throw lever off their existing mount, making it...throwless?
The photos are LaRue's from TOS. They're Mark Finegar's work, obviously. His pics are distinctive.
Couple things come to mind for me: first, I suppose these will be a bit lighter and slightly less expensive, although I can't find pricing info yet.
Secondly, I can see some applications, such as with a precision rifle, where taking the mount off the rifle wouldn't be necessary very often. I haven't moved the mount on my AR in two years.
The big reason I first became a fan of the LRT throw lever was that the lever was so unobtrusive that you have to go out of your way to find ways to bash your fingers on 'em. The VFZ would appear to be a way to make an even lower profile attachment system.
I won't be swapping my current mount for one of these, but it might be the way to go for a new application, considering how infrequently I need to move optics. I have my current mount cranked down to where it takes friends to get it loose anyway.
Some of the comments over there were...typical of that site. Let's not do that here.