- Sep 4, 2019
- Reaction score
- Melbourne, Australia
- Hive Type
Are 6 frame radials better than 10?6 frame radials are better than 10. In a 6 frame you can spin 2,3,4, or 6 frames at a time. With a 10 frame you can only spin 2,4,5 or 10 otherwise they don't balance.
If you numbered the slots in a 10-frame extractor (from 1 to 10) a bit like the numbers on a clock face, you could also spin 6 or 8 frames at a time.
To spin 6 frames, you could use slots 1,2,3, and 6,7,8, and keep the extractor balanced.
Similarly, you could spin 8 frames, in slots 1,2,3,4, and 6,7,8,9.
To summarize, with a 10-frame extractor it would be possible to spin 2,4,5,6,8, or 10 frames and keep the extractor balanced. With a 12-frame extractor it would be possible to spin 2,3,4,6,8,9,10 or 12 frames..