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While our two sets of springs sported similar rates, they're radically different in size and weight. Put simply, a smaller, lighter spring is easier to control. Comp's Godbold elaborated: "The coil moves faster than anything else, and the top of the coil moves faster yet-it actually outruns the retainer." Beehive springs are narrower-and therefore lighter-at the top for this very reason.