fun to see reviews
BUT even with 30 years of hard core espresso I watched Pauls videos and said OK great I learned a lot while waiting I came here read through the thread and went OK now I learned some tweaks to the base Paul lays down
my 2nd shot was great my first grind was off but dialed in after that
IMHO like others the puck lift the preheat the hand position ? no idea how long this guy was or is into espresso he has some nice gear and watched a few of his other vids ? they seemed to be more about gadgets ? but could be wrong
I think this is when YouTube folks do a video without really knowing what's up with what they are reviewing did sound like he got some help and learned a bit BUT IMHO he needs to learn more for sure and then maybe do a follow up review AFTER he watches Pauls videos to get the base then read some stuff here to get the tweaks to put on top of the base learning
but glad he did a review fun to see but hope some do not see it and think YIKES that machine is not so good ?
my recent Elektra A3 freaking awesome machine BUT the robot is FUN FUN FUN FUN to use and with the input you have on pressure and playing with preheat or not and so on so many variables BUT again a good base and the thing is just amazingly simple and delivers BUT allows folks to play and change the taste considerable
as said already the puck lift and stuff just shows lack of understanding the machine and only way I can think is he was applying massive pressure and then released quickly and as said above angle on puck maybe ?
hope he sees some of these as constructive from the espresso folks
so saying hey thanks but take this info and go back and follow up
some of his gadget vids are fun to watch though so he can do good vids IMHO a bit to much talking head not enough product