VL12 Hard Drop Cueing

Anyone have a solution for hard drop on the VL12 cueing? Love the sound on this deck for home use, but the cueing drops too fast, have to be very, very careful to not bounce my stylus, damage it

Are you saying the VL12’s cueing tonearm elevator (or whatever it’s called) doesn’t move down slowly enough?

Yes, the tonearm drops very quickly, hits the LP pretty hard. The cueing barely slows down the drop.

Google shows me other people have found this too.