Author Topic: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes  (Read 2678 times)

Pete

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Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« on: March 24, 2007, 04:40:40 pm »
I love the G1 and G2 versions of the Mr.B extremes no matter what peope say about breakages. I prefer them much over the G3 version with the extended tip. However, recently i broke one of my last four xtremes leaving me with only 1 and a half paris of sticks. I would like to be better equpped by BJC just in case anything goes wrong with my last 1 and a half pairs. So i thought i'd see if anyone had any spare sticks, odd ones from breakages that i could use to make a pair seeing as one odd stick is no use to anyone without another one. This would be greatly appreciated.
Also any ideas on what to do in the long term about of sticks at least similar to the xtremes would be helpful too, because one day they'll all be broken and i'll never be able to get any again.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 09:22:23 pm »
No problem! Buy Extreme G3s and replacement tips for Energies.

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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 09:53:41 pm »
Glue some threaded aluminum rod into the tube to replace the plastic part - works a treat - same set of G1's have lasted me well over a year now. - see topic http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=89.msg18263#msg18263

Sure they are a bit dented and battered and the foam grips are falling apart but they do NOT break.

ps - I hate the G3's too
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Pete

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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 09:32:16 pm »
Ok sounds like a plan, a few questions though. Where could i come by some threaded aluminium rdb, im guessing B&Q or homebase, or are we thinking somewhere more specialist?
Whats the best kind of thing for securing the rod in place?

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ps - I hate the G3's too


Nice to know someone else does. Thought it was just me.
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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 10:44:54 am »
I dont know of a supplier of threaded aluminum (anyone else please?) but its pretty simple to make your own

B&Q sell aluminum rods (you need 8mm diameter) and you need an M8 x 1.25 thread cutter (tap & die set as shown on the pic) to cut the thread (as its aluminum its soft enough to do the job by hand).  Alternatively - you can just buy steel rod but this adds a little weight.

Epoxy resin glue (the stuff that comes in two tubes hat you mix together) does the job of gluing them it just fine.
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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007, 12:13:23 pm »
B&Q do sell threaded rods and stuff, the trouble is finding it in the right thread size.  Bolts are the normal source of standard thread sizes which you can hacksaw to required length, but unfortunately they'd most often be steel which is an issue.  Perhaps try electrical stores like Maplin, they might have threaded aluminium inserts.  Your school DT department would probably have the M8 x 1.25 thread dies you need so they might be willing to help.

Tap and die sets are always nice to have, maybe an early birthday present ;-)  Thread cutting with a manual ring die is always tricky because it's hard to get it straight, so make sure you give the rod a bit of a taper first and then thread it.

Or perhaps Nev could whip some up in a jiffy in exchange for beer or a cookie...  I don't have a tap and die set unfortunately :'(

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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2007, 06:34:23 am »
eBay? You can find a surprising amount of juggling equipment on there.
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Re: Search for G1 or G2 Mr.B xtremes
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 09:46:16 am »
Ok, i went to B&Q and the had 8 mm threaded steel rod and unthreaded aluminium rod, is got both and have now adapted some old sticks with steel tips. I will get the aluminium threaded some time and make a pair with them too to compare. THe extra weight on the sticks is interesting, at first lots of stuff was really hard but now i'm getting used to them genocides and tricks that use the sticks own momentum are sometimes easier.

I also noticed exactly the same kind of aluminium tube that Mr.B has used for the xtremes so when the sticks i've got finally wear out i can make some of my own  :)
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