The steel cord issue
I was one of the original members to mention the hard cord feeling structure at the top of the shaft back in 2005, in a post called “The most weight anyone has hung before.” My name then was T-rex with one hyphen.
This structure was always my limiting factor, this thing wouldn’t budge no matter what. For years I couldn’t gain an 8th of an inch. I want to send a special thanks out to some of you guys including tweaking for putting such an emphasis on proper heating of this cord.
I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when the ruler said 6 inches NBPEL. Doesn’t sound like much I know, but to someone like me who has battled that damn thing for years it is. I always felt like once I got it to budge at all, it would get a little easier after that and I would know without a doubt that it’s possible to beat the “cord”.
It’s crazy because now it’s like I can feel other fibers coming in to play now when I do a flaccid stretch pull. I have a whole new respect for Heating.