Just wondering if this would be feasible.. Has anyone ever reinforced their gimbal ribbon so it can't tear? Years ago, I used to use a roll of metallic/silver tape (maybe metalic mylar) to black out portions of 35mm slides. That tape was pretty much impossible to tear. If that or something similar were to be applied to one side of the gimbal ribbon (I assume the ribbon is insulated), it might make it a lot less likely to tear. Something I might look into.