Hello, Coming into a newly renovated space which unfortunately bought a riser system with a terrible rake! It's a Steeldeck Staging system, so easy enough to change the riser heights, but I just want to do it once and get it right! Here are the facts: -Lowest ceiling point @ 12'6 1/2" above deck. -Currently have 7 separate riser heights, and one row of seating on deck for a total of 8 seating rows. -Current riser rake is @ 7 3/4" -All directors hate our rake, say they can't see over the heads of those in front! And I agree. -We have tried alternating seating so view is between shoulders, to no avail... We have it in the budget to order a new supply of legs to change the rake, but want to make sure I don't blow it! Using the NY Fire code, I have determined that the maximum rise we can achieve is 9.5" height difference between each audience platforms, given that we must have 7' from top of highest platform to bottom of grid. This means the highest allowable platform height is 5'6 1/2". Also want to keep the 8 seating rows for ticket sales purposes. My questions to the community are: -Is it really worth it to go from a 7 3/4" rise (12 degree rake) to a 9.5" rise (15 degree rake)? Will it make a difference? -Should I do a larger rise between platforms, say 1' height difference (18 degree rake) but then requiring 2 rows of seating at the deck level. Thanks!