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I reckon being too 'gentle' when ratcheting the film in causes the ball bearings to 'stick'. I use quick movements and have no issues. I lightly grip the reel and if the film does jam I seem to be able to stop and not bend anything. Only time I've had trouble was when using a change bag... a creation of evil that thing!
It sounds like the OP has that same issue.
I could be wrong.. OP?
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i'd get rid of the plastic reels altogether .. even metal reels with no film clip
are easier to load ... plastic reels are for the birds ... and loading them
in a hot humid zippered bag .. talk about looking for troubles ..
I have quite the opposite problem. I hate loading 35mm, and have a much easier time loading 120.
Time and time again I have tried using SS reels with little success. I use plastic with the ratchet with no issues. I felt like I was 'failing' at using a standard darkroom tool and I couldn't bring myself to let it go but I finally just used what worked for me. Good luck!
I find the centre loading plastic Gepe reels really easy to load. They come with a loading guide, and can be loaded in about 15 seconds dry or damp. I think they are sold under various different brand names. I prefer them over the Jobo reels, especially when it comes to unloading - the film unwinds so easily. In fact, I don't think I've had a single problem with these - no jumped tracks, no kinks.