Just fitted the Arctic (Steve) hand break compensator, and what a difference it makes.
I now have a fully functioning hand break.
I am now one of the converted.
I did a little research when fitting, and came to the conclusion that it's not just the fact that the compensator stretches, it does, but I think that when you apply the break it does not pull evenly, that is it applies one wheel before the other.
I found that even before full and final adjustment I could feel both breaks coming on together.
So for anyone that's not done this and has a very poor hand break, I recommend it.
Sorry if I'm teaching to the already converted here.
I just had to say THANK YOU STEVE. I ow you one.