[read the comment to the post before/below this one to understand what i'm talking about]
dammit i wish people would leave their names... i can't think of a reason why one wouldn't, and it would seem to be in the spirit that this whole blog was created to invite open discussion.
first, to clarify the stem thing. what i meant by "mid-length" stem was one in the middle of the range of lengths available. for the nitto technomic, that range in mm is 50-60-70-80-90-100-110-120 as i recall. thus an 80 (or 90) leaves the most room for error on either side.
sounds like i gotta check out this pneumatic trail thing.