Originally Posted by mad dog1
i have no idea what irvin is basing his position on , but the diabolo is attached to the crank mechanism and is fixed so it works the same way on a lockout as it does on electronic machines. the diabolo moves with the lockout tension head as the handle is cranked.
True, been a while since I used a lock out & I see that the diabolo is firmly attached to the gripper assembly, so they operate as a unit. I believe Irvin mentioned that, on his lock out machine, the gripper pivoted to trip the lock independently of the diablo. I think that's what he said. In that case, the gripper would need to see the full tension to trip the mechanism. I don't know of a machine that works like that though.
Edit: Yep, Irvin said, "The diablo on Gamma is fixed it can not move only the gripper rocks to lockout." There is the disconnect! I think. I'm so tired of this now!!!