I read Wikipedia and do not understand the following.
If you create pressure on the gas (or any spring) it gives pressure against. Why is the gas spring holding mass when pulled out, and while umounted does not extend to max length forced by the pressurized gas inside?
Typically, you see pictures with these springs being in "slide-in" state. Same I can see at home. The spring does not slide out itself.
Or maybe they are already in the slide out state?