This belongs in the other thread. But I'll respond quickly. Going to post a video showing this eventually, but you guys are doing it wrong.
Push in the shielding on one side so that the braid expands in a bulb-like fashion. Once it's loose at that end you can simply pull it down, (in the same direction that you pushed to loosen it), and it slides right off the other side. Takes less than 20 seconds. Length really doesn't matter that much in the process.
Edited by Toxic Cables - 5/19/14 at 3:15pm