Hand Load or Auto Load?

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Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by dholdgreve » March 3rd, 2017, 5:27 am

Just taking a quick Straw Poll here (Since I can't figure out how to set up a real Poll)...
Would you guys prefer hand loading your towers with cups and / or scoops, or would you prefer the use of some sort of hopper that automatically loads the sand, under your control...
Just answer hand load or auto load, please.
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by MattH2018 » March 3rd, 2017, 7:10 am

Hand load

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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by 321Kaboom » March 3rd, 2017, 7:18 am

Auto load
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by LowEntropy » March 3rd, 2017, 7:31 am

Auto load
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by BuildingFriend » March 3rd, 2017, 8:09 am

Auto- but would rather use money on a great testing table
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by Random Human » March 3rd, 2017, 8:05 pm

dholdgreve wrote:Just taking a quick Straw Poll here (Since I can't figure out how to set up a real Poll)...
Would you guys prefer hand loading your towers with cups and / or scoops, or would you prefer the use of some sort of hopper that automatically loads the sand, under your control...
Just answer hand load or auto load, please.
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by dhdarren » March 7th, 2017, 8:27 pm

Auto loader
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R | S
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AirTraj: 5 | 26
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by sciencepeeps » March 8th, 2017, 4:59 am

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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by Balsa Man » March 8th, 2017, 9:07 am

A number of reasons auto loading is better, none that I can think of where hand loading is better
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Re: Hand Load or Auto Load?

Post by MattH2018 » March 8th, 2017, 9:44 am

Balsa Man wrote:A number of reasons auto loading is better, none that I can think of where hand loading is better
Being the only one who said hand, I feel some need to defend it. At least for me personally, I always feel much more in control when I load by hand. Also, I load by hand much more often and that experience seems to help for me at least

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