Originally Posted by JackSkellington
lovely write up--I'm wondering, though, if ever to let the weight "freefall" even for only an inch or two. The correct method is to keep the weight in hand and move it back to horizontal without it ever leaving the hand? Since you say that putting a 1lb force on the top of the weight can translate to a 30 lb difference, I'm a bit curious because sometimes I'll press downward on the lever at the last string to compensate for slack, a bad habit I realize after reading this
I only let it "freefall an inch or two sometimes on the crosses to help get rid of some of the excess slack on days where due to particular strings and string pattern combos, things get a bit jammed and tight. Also, instead of pressing down on the lever at the last string to compensate for slack, just increase the tension by a couple of pounds although this is a controversial practice too.