(Topic ID: 256176)

Anyone else just leave their newer Stern lockdown bar unlocked?

By DanQverymuch

86 days ago

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  • Latest reply 84 days ago by ccbiggsoo7
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    #1 86 days ago

    Not on location, obviously, but I've just been leaving the lockdown bar on my ST Pro unlocked so I don't have to futz with the latches.

    Seems to be just as stable as when locked, unless you pick it up...

    #2 86 days ago

    Thought about it but then figured id run into miss hits with the action button.

    Annnnd i almost never need to take the glass off

    #3 86 days ago

    The latches keep it snug, with them undone you will probably get damage on the cab around the bar from nudging.

    #4 86 days ago

    When I’m play testing yeah, but I left them and when you get a little grab or nudgy with the game the lockdown bar will move and lift :/

    #5 86 days ago

    Not a good idea at all not to mention it only take 5 seconds to latch them.

    #6 86 days ago

    Are the latches really that much of a nuisance? How often are you having to take the lockdown bar off anyways? There must be even a slight bit of movement with it unlatched which I would think has the potential to produce some minor wear. I never keep mine unlatched.

    #7 86 days ago

    I didn’t like the new latches at first but they grew on me. Sometimes I’m guilt if not clamoring them. They do feel fairly secure unlatched.

    #8 86 days ago
    Quoted from MJW:

    I didn’t like the new latches at first but they grew on me. Sometimes I’m guilty of not clamping them. They do feel fairly secure unlatched.

    #9 86 days ago

    I often don't bother for casual play

    #10 86 days ago

    If you have any kind of finish on you machine like painted or powdercoated rails like a lot of LEs have it’s probably not a good idea. The lock bar can slide around a little bit and chip the finish if it’s not secure.

    #11 85 days ago

    I leave my latches off on my Munsters. Just as snug.

    #13 85 days ago

    they are kind of satisfying to latch closed for some reason. clunk

    may be a good reason to keep them latched like holding onto the PF to keep it from shaking around as much busting solder joints on the PF mounted node boards.... just speculation

    #14 85 days ago

    Plus its so easy to latch I can do it with my eyes closed. Why not just do it?

    #15 85 days ago

    I'm a very animated player and I really get into it, so I latch 'em. If I didn't nudge, slap save, and *ahem* "accidentally" slide my pins around, I could see it not mattering, but that's not me.

    #16 85 days ago

    I prefer the *real* lockdown receiver and lockdown bar myself. Stern # 500-6882-02-00 and 500-6881-00.

    #17 84 days ago

    Well, it was just as snug until it wasn't, I almost flipped the thing off during a particularly aggressive nudge, and I don't want to be worrying about that happening, so since the dialing in phase is more or less over, I'm back to properly latching the lockdown bar.

    #18 84 days ago

    no, I'm not that lazy!

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