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RE: Gatorboard / Gatorfoam Revisited

In my experience, combining two or more thick compliant (squishy) footers or pads in a stack can be counterproductive. A very compliant decoupling footer or pad should have a rigid surface to work against. If a thick compliant footer like the Big Tall Tenderfoot is placed under the maple platform, it might not complement the function of the compliant turntable suspension. In fact, the Big Tall Tenderfoot is suggested to replace stock suspension springs rather than augment their function.

I would suggest using a tall set of rigid metal cones or spikes if you need clearance below the maple turntable platform. You should also use a coupling disc under the tip of the cone or spike rather than simply allow the tip to dig into the wooden surface, which is not a very good way to couple a cone or spike to a relatively soft wooden rack shelf surface. The 40mm x 10mm Carbon Fiber Disc can also function as a very effective coupling disc by using the indentation on the one side of it to position the cone tip into, and will also add 10mm of height, as well as a couple of millimeters due to the thin anti-skid pad adhered under it.


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