xDeferiox wrote:Am I a cyborg? Am I programmed?
Nah. Just the other day, Alexarc says: "Will you pull me a double without flushing the grouphead?"
Now, I do this pretty compulsively - before locking in a rinsed PF as well as before locking in a shot - so I knew I didn't have a gross group or anything; even still, I think I had a full second of wincing while I locked the PF in without pulsing!
But regarding the Radical Pro, I'm getting one soon. One thing I've been doing to prepare is that instead of grabbing the usual tamper (RB tall ball, aluminum base) on top and then leveling with my fingertips, I'll grab the tamper in between my ring finger and middle finger and then curl my fingertips so they'll line up with the basket. It only took half a day to get used to it and now I remember every time; I suspect that the Radical Pro will support this habit pretty well (especially since you can't get your fingers *over* the RP unless you are a mutant). This difference in my initial tamp doesn't seem to have affected my shots, either.
The other thing I did was to order it with a stainless steel base - I think that'll take the top-heaviness down a notch so it will actually spin. I'll keep you guys posted if that works.