Originally Posted by jim e
It must depend on machine you use, as I use the brake routinely on O port racquets, and it is no big deal.I pull a knob out and table is locked solid, push it in and its free again.Takes a fraction of a second.
As to the short side, if you mix it up and have the long side on the short side, then just weave the top cross with the short side and you are resynchronized, as that even makes it so the top and bottom cross strings as the tie off strings.
The old Gamma X-ST brake is not strong enough to hold the turntable in place. Supposedly the new design can do it though.