Covenanter said:CnoEvil said:Covenanter said:Because it adds to the mystique? But see the link on my previous post which is from a manufacturer who are happy to sell "directional" cables although they know they actually aren't because that's what some customers want.
It's a possible, but unlikely explanation.
Speaking for myself (and I suspect many others), i don't want a directional cable any more than a directional tyre.......it's a torture to make sure they're fitted correctly. There are much more effective ways to make a cable sound mysterious, that are also easier to swallow.
I still think it is likely to do more harm than good (as shown by this thread, and hundreds of others like it), so why make it up and take the risk.....In my opinion that makes little sense.
What about spoilers on domestic cars? They made no difference to performance but at one time pretty much every car had one.
Depends what speed they went!