I thought maybe mine had. But it was right when i pulled it up, it slammed all the way down. I was still sitting in it so there wasnt any issues. I assumed maybe I had my thumb on the release but I usually just pull it up so you can hear hear the ratchet work. Maybe mine did slip... Cuz I did think it was odd. And it did slam all the way down. As far as your damages. I doubt they would do anything. Just Considering you 'probably' could have performed the maneuver without damaging anything. That sucks though. Sorry man. I'd be pretty irritated myself.
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