This must have come from Pentax engineers as I heard it from a Pentax Rep in the store I was working in in New Hampshire. I passed it on to all my customers and used it myself.
Originally Posted by eddym
Another tip from the same Pentax salesman was regarding coiled cords which always seemed to break the connection at the ends. Their idea was to start in the center and reverse the direction of the coil so that when the cord was stretched the cord would twist from the center and not at the ends putting less strain on the connections.
This will work on any coiled cord.
Francis in VT