Can you uncoil a coiled cord?

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    I got a TTL flash cord for my Pentax 645. But it's near useless coiled-about 18 inches. Uncoiled it would probably be about 3 or 4 feet. Is there a way to uncoil it?
     
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    No way to uncoil them. Cut off both ends a couple inches back and splice in a section of flat cord, using soldering iron and shrink tubing.
     
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    Yes that's what I thought about doing-cut and splice in a few feet of straight wire. But I'm not too good at soldering the small wire. If it was 12 or 14 gauge, that would be easy.
     
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    tie one end to the bumper of your car and the other to your doorknob, the key is to accelerate rapidly...
     
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    You'll just have to get good at it. It's not that hard. Just time and patience.
     
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    I'm afraid I'll rip the bumper off my car.
     
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    i uncoiled the flash head of my lumedyne, but now my arm is about 2 inches long
     
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    I figured it out. I strecthed(and uncoiled)about 10-12 inches at a time and held it over the hot stove burner. Then, while still stretched, wrapped it in a wet rag to cool it rapidly. It doesn't look pretty, but the cord is much more useful now.
     
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