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Manfrotto 516 head adjustments

I cant adjust this brand new head where the pan and tilt movements are fluid. It always seems to have a "catch" in the movement that creates a **** on the screen.

Any suggestions?

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If you look on the ring that goes around the ball, on the side by the red tension gauge, you'll see an indentation. It is just barely visible on the product shot above.

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