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Explanation: Do you have access to a picture? Wave springs might be what you're looking for. They are basically a single wavy ring rather than a continuous coil. You'll find a pretty good picture at the site below. Otherwise I can't really tell how a standard spring could be V-shaped, if you see what I mean.