Originally Posted by tbuggle
i can see that working, and the jaws gripping the string "less" as the whole gripper/diablo unit is sensing the tension (load sensor or whatever). Different than on a lockout with diablo.
Either way, i agree that the angle to the jaws is the key reason for them. And that is what lessens, to a degree, "damage" to the string.
heck, i bet on that machine you could multi-wrap the string about the diablo and hold it place with your hand, never using the gripper....and still pull at proper tension. feelin' me?
exactly. this is why the gripper doesn't need to clamp on the string as hard when there's a diabolo in use.