Practical Advice!

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If you use a pendulum hard, meaning having big responses, here are some tips. I take out all the demons I can and there are gazillions of them. I have lots of pendulums so tried all kinds for this job. I used the string ones but had issues with them at these enormous rates of capture. The light ones are great for conversations but not heavy hunting as they cannot speed up and slow down fast, insufficient momentum. The heavy ones can stop and spin fast. Problem is, both stress the strings too much at frequent helicopter speeds.

What’s left is the pointy stones with the chain. The older one I used a couple days ago actually broke at the clasping point! The rest are like the ones I sell and are much sturdier, so no problem there. The pressing issue there is that holding the chain at copter speed for a couple hours causes metallic stains, blisters and pain!

Fast spinning pendulum chains stain and hurt!
From gripping the chain

That’s why I went to this handy hook that I could slip a looped chain on and tape over to keep it there, then hold securely with the larger side as shown. What a relief! I used masking tape as it was the first that I found at the time

Do any out there also run their pendulums on helicopter speeds? Just wondering!

Let me know what you think...