Yes, I find cutting the corners of the leading end of the film on a 45' angle helps, too. I start the film onto the reels in the light, Just pull out enough film, which is wasted anyway, cut off the leader and angle-cut the corners, start the film and then do the rest of the loading in the dark. The canister dangling on the end of the film while it's going into the reel acts as a little weight to keep the film from curling up and tangling. Been doing this for decades and never had a problem, (as long as the reels were DRY and CLEAN).