Turn radius absolutely affects performance.
The characteristics of wood material are excellent compressive strength and light weight.
The characteristics of metal materials are excellent tensile strength, but they are heavy.
The bearing capacity of industrial bearings exceeds the standard.
If you know the properties of the material well, you can make a beautiful and strong ALT-AZ mount without being heavy. However, it was a very difficult project.
We have been making high-performance Super Mounts for a long time, and we continue to research and develop them.
The result is a W mount.