Extra 4th position on kickstand.

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  1. Ordnas

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    It may just be the hinge coming off and free-holding. Kind of like when you over-extend your joint and it comes out of the socket. Can't imagine it being good for continued use.
     
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    Your car has an extra driver position too... when the airbag deploys... but I don't recommend using it on a regular basis. o_O
     
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    That looks painful - and like abuse. Remember, Microsoft only advertises it as a 3 position kickstand. If your kickstand fails after being overextended, don't expect any sympathy from them. Regardless of what the guys at the Microsoft store tell you.
     
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    I tried this twice. Once on the store display model, once on the one I took home.
    That's all I had to do to say that'll never happen again.
    Just because you can run your fingernails across a chalk board doesn't mean it's a grand idea... yikes.
     
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    yeah, and the new Surface 3 has a bendable screen too! All it takes is enough force and it will bend
     
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    I really like the position for taking notes. I wonder how bad this is. It really sounds bad when I tried it.
     
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    The "fourth position" is a fail safe for one of the target audiences (students) and is by design, try it on a SP3 and the kickstand is broken but not on the S3...we did it about 200-300 times a day in the booth at Ignite last week.
     
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    I just tried it on mine (first thing i did when i got it out of the box) and it gave a scary enough cracking sound that i will most certainly not be doing it again out of choice :D
     
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    I can't bring myself to do this.
     
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    It's sounds very scary :D
     

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