Originally Posted by drakulie
Muscle, it's definitely not the safest practice, but I've never had a base clamp fail on me, which is why I release it (the trailing one). Much faster, and when one is stringing at tournaments, or 15-20 frames a day, it is much faster, and efficient.
Why would it be faster? I would think leaving it clamped, and then releasing it when you need to move it would be faster, since you would then have your hands on it already from releasing it. Or is there some other factor involved, that's not obvious to me?