I enjoyed re-reading this basket diameter discussion after several months more experience with the smaller 53mm basket on the Vivaldi.
You may have noticed in my workflow video that I use a nutation motion followed by a regular flat tamp. This seems to produce the most consistent results.
I notice some other people using machines with smaller diameter baskets are also using nutation. Does anyone have a theory on why this works better on smaller baskets?
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Nutating tamps were advocated for all baskets by Carl Staub about 5 years ago. I'm pretty sure that its use is not disproportionately confined to smaller baskets. I've been using it since it came out on all my machines, especially after bottomless PFs become common and I saw that it worked fairly well in avoiding sprites.