I may have to try that Speed-Feed head. I've about had it with this head. I usually go through a spool or two of line per use. Each spool gets stuck at least twice. Very frustrating. It does seem like the cross fire string is welding itself together. I don't really know how much better I can wind this thing. It's not rocket science here, it just doesn't seem like a good design since it is so easy for the two sides to cross onto each other because of the eyelets. So you pros out there- you never get stuck midway into a spool with an Echomatic head?