I also had that problem; I came into a spare though and that didn't seem to have the issue.
PL70 upcoming releasesStarted 11 months ago by YoYoPo / toggle topic info
Tight (center!) hole >> loose hole. *insert jokes here*
Seriously though, as anyone who's ever messed around with records will tell you: loose center holes promote skipping. That's why you'll see DJs tape 'em up to ensure a snug fit around the spindle.
You needn't worry about damaging the Flexi, Treks - it's certainly not going to tear or anything. The plastic these things are made of is so durable and elastic I can't think of anything less than a pair of scissors or a needle/stylus with brute force/excessive weight applied that'd cut into it. (Remember, these things used to be included in magazines, cereal boxes, etc. - they're pretty much designed to take a certain amount of abuse without problems.)
Simply place the center hole on top of the spindle and gently push down. I've done this with nearly every single (new) flexi I've ever owned, plus the odd record and you can't really muck it up. One additional little trick I can share however is doing it with your knuckles, letting the spindle slip between your fingers: this allows good control AND cuts down on undesirable finger prints.
Now get to playing that bad boy!!
Ah cool, thanks for the tips. I'll give it a go. I was just being a little cautious as it's a pretty special little piece.
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