Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post

Wait, I only use a dark bag so I've never SEEN myself spooling my film unto a developing reel, but at the end of a 120 is roll has tape on the backing paper, I always peel it off the film at the end of the roll. Do you think THAT tape would also create static sparks?
It does and I've seen it, although I can't say if it affected my 120 roll or not. Since then though, I've always either A) peeled it off the film really slowly - no sparks or B) leave it on the film and carefully peel off the backing paper before folding it over the film end (which actually helps me sometimes when I have problems loading the Patterson 120 spool).