Thanks for the help, Steve! Of course, I meant the row machine. Silly me. U08 does provide some good tips about cleaning the dust off the tire, but even that didn't help until I warmed it up. As for typical FLL tournament temperatures, I've been in some cold ones. I suppose it might be more appropriate to put all of the mission models in a freezer for a few hours to replicate the entire experience! :) :) Skip On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 12:14 AM VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Skip, > as long as you are bringing it to a typical room temperature (or an FLL > tournament room temperature...) I think that what you describe is > acceptable. > > Teams having issues with the row machine wheel sliding should also read > update U08. > > Steve Scherr > Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor > > On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 5:06 PM Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> I don't know if everyone's weightlifting mission is like ours, but our >> wheel usually wants to retract back to to the machine after pulling it out. >> Today it was doing it every single time. So I had an idea. Today was one of >> the colder days that we had practiced all year (we practice in a garage >> with the door open for ventilation). I held the mission and wheel by the >> space heater in the garage for a few minutes. Not so long that my hand felt >> uncomfortable, but I think enough to warm the rubber up. And what do you >> know--the very next time the wheel held in place. >> >> If your wheel has trouble staying in place, you might want to try this. >> Refs, so you see any problem with this? >> >> Coach Skip Morrow >> > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.