Yes, interesting; so the extra force would act to keep the momentum of the system in check. And while the "runaway" effect isn't too noticable with the unported stock, it probably will be with a ported stroker.
Thanks for the advice. I'll do some research on angles and take a stab at cutting them next weekend.
I still have the stock var on btw; I assume that, in theory, the same could be accomplished by decreasing the slant of the variator face / face plate, by using even lighter weights, and/or by using a less aggressive ramp plate - but these seem like options that would harm top speed & accel too much to be viable. Is this correct?
Thanks agian dude.