Just one thing you dont really need to use >= grater than or equal to because you wont be stretching if your equal to the max length you have set . > grater then will allow mesh deformation if its larger then the value you have set .
@ charlesman, no problem! Also to view an object's LRA in Softimage, select the object and go to Display > Attributes > Centers
@ bravo2zero, the `greater than` operation is needed to tell the system to stretch when it reaches beyond the defined distance. If it's not there, it's that same thing as saying `only stretch when you reach this length, and don't consider any other length`, which basically cancels the stretching effect