If you have an Ashford Wheel with one spring installed, it helps to update your wheel by adding a spring to the opposite side for correct tension when spinning the other direction.
If you do not see a spring, string, and knob attached to the Mother of All (deck that holds the flyer/bobbin set up) you are missing your scotch tension system and need to install it for your wheel to have proper adjustable Take-Up.
Though it's tempting to try other strings, cords, etc., when replacing your Ashford Brake Band, we recommend and use the inclosed Nylon band due to Ashfords press-board interior bobbins. This band is the required weight and is slick enough to ensure your brake is operating with the amount of tension for the system to respond correctly.
Included in Brake Tension System:
- 2 Ashford Tension Springs
- 1 Nylon Brake Band