do you guys like the techflex for simplicity, or for low profile??
i like the idea of techflex.. but find it kinda bulky.
but it does do it's job in helping the cables from getting kinked.
Techflex is not low profile in my opinion.
The right size techflex really isn't "bulky" if applied by one of our resident cable making professionals!! I have seen several DIY techflex jobs that are bulky looking, but with the right size techflex, applied professionally, it is the ticket as far as I'm concerned. I have other options for low profile... I do NOT want to deal with cables that are knotted and unruly.
Exactly my reasoning for having it on every cable that I own, except the Schoeps KCY cable[it's already very durable and pretty low profile]. It also makes the cables MUCH more durable and rugged IMO too. It will extend the life of ANY of your cables for basically as long as you have them, but only if the Techflex is snug and secure at both ends
That's why I used that Rubber, Stretchy tape on both ends of my cables with Techflex [from the pics above]! Like Dactylus said above, Techflex really helps your cables from kinking[or at least keeps you from seeing exactly where they're kinked lol]], and aren't "bulky" at all, if the right size Techflex is used
You should want/have your Techflex pretty tight around your cables to keep them from kinking when applied correctly! You don't want much open space inside of the Techflex or the cables will kink and it will be a bit bulky IMO!
And smart move having DarkTrain do them! He's made every cable in my arsenal, and will certainly do a great, professional-looking job on your KC5's! I'd love to see a pic or two once he's done with them
If you obviously didn't have the Collette's on both ends to deal with, then a really small size Techflex could be used, instead of having to use a wrap that goes around the cables.