Let's Set it Up!
Important Setup tips
In addition to the user manual included in the kit, here is some information and tips to help you properly set up your CentriPhone/CentriPro.
Please read and follow the steps carefully to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
1. Safety first
Before anything else, we insist on safety rules. Once set, test your device and get used to it. Make sure it functions properly. The device is not designed to be spun at extreme speed. Spin it in a controlled and regular way. Always use it in safe and appropriate conditions. Inspect your device after each use to make sure wires haven't suffered any damage in previous uses. If you have any doubt, replace the damaged wire with the replacement wires included.
2. The Uni-Knot or U-Knot 1/2
Once you've cut the wire at the recommended lengths, (3x200 cm and 1x120cm), you will need to attach the wires to your device using the Uni-Knot. This knot is simple but requires some practice.
This video explains the principe of the Uni-Knot in detail.
Fisherman tip: applying a drop of water or saliva on the wire when tying the knot will reduce abrasion and ensure a longer resistance.
2. The Uni-Knot or U-Knot 2/2
This second video shows how tying the Uni-knot on your device looks like. Again, make sure to apply a drop of water or saliva on the wire before putting the knot in tension. Don't apply unnecessary force.
3. Remark for iPhone users 1/2
Make sure to place the rubber band on the case BEFORE tying the wires together. The rubber band is not only needed to hold the wide angle, but also to secure the iPhone in place.
4. Remark for iPhone users 2/2
Since the lens of the iPhone isn't centered on the device, adjusting the lengths of the wires to achieve the right framing is a trial and error process. Make sure the lens points at you when holding the device perpendicular to the ground before tying the knot. The device should look a little tilted "up" when holding it still and the wing closer to the lens should hang lower than the other wing.
Note: This setting is for spinning counterclockwise. For left handers who want to spin their device clockwise, the wing closer to the lens should hang higher than the other wing.
5. After use - Wrapping the wires 1/2
The small spoilers can be used to wrap the wires around them. This will ensure your lines remain clear.
6. After use - Wrapping the wires 2/2
Once wrapped, use the rubber band to hold everything in place. The handle fits perfectly under the device and makes it easy to carry and compact. It's a wrap!
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