I remember as a kid looking through the Sears catalog and paying particular attention to the toy section. Carefully going over each item with interest.....not necessarily wanting things.....just observing them. I get that same feeling now as an adult. Looking at yarn, loom, and equipment catalogs both online and paper. Sometimes there is a need for research but for the most part, the specs on looms just turns into information stored for a later date and yarns.....well.....I have enough of that! :) Just eye candy! In my search for a used Louet Spring, I found that I was most interested in the countermarche action due to my jack loom not being able to accommodate rep weave. The more research I did, the more I found that perhaps I should be looking for a Glimakra. Swinging beater, ability of adding a draw loom in the future, and HEAVY duty! So....the search began. I came across several for sale within a days drive. One in particular, near Pittsburgh, seemed like the best deal.