Torque recoil Is the tendency of the platter and chassis to rotate due to torque input. Torque recoil was a consideration in the design of the 1980 Merrill Heirloom. The Constant Resonance Tuning Weight increased the moment of inertia to help counter act this problem. The REAL 101 design totally eliminates torque recoil that loose suspension turntables exhibit. A counter rotating mass is a massive added expense and complication totally unnecessary in the Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101 design.