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Re: [TCML] strike rails

Hi Matt and everyone else who replied,
Thank you very much for you input. I'm still not sure as to whether or not I'll put one on, but the other day while running the coil I watched as one of the streamers crept downward and latched onto the primary tap cable for a moment. It was one of those slow motion moments that was probably over in half a second, but it got me wondering as to whether or not I should put one on. ( No ill affects noted during or afterwards) I was trying a different top load at the time. If I stick to my sphere with a breakout point on top, I don't think I'll have to worry too much about strikes like that.


----- Original Message ----- From: <Mddeming@xxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TCML] strike rails

Hi everyone,
Could someone please tell me if strike rails  should be a closed loop, or
should they
remain open? I think I've seen them both ways (but I can't always be sure
online photos). Could  you give me the whys/why nots of either setup?


Hi Neal,

   Strike rail MUST be open loop or it will waste  power from your system.
Many people categorize strike rails in with seat belts, safety helmets,
condoms, and air bags. They're an inconvenience and you can run without one for months or years, right up until that OH S*** day when you should have used one.

Matt D.

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"Visualize whirled peas."

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