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nev

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #260 on: April 18, 2007, 10:27:26 am »
Grrrr - my beloved modified G1's finally broke (though not at the tips  ;))

They were a good friend to me R.I.P.
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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #261 on: April 18, 2007, 02:35:19 pm »
How did you manage THAT??? By trying to bend it back or what?

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« Reply #262 on: April 18, 2007, 04:04:13 pm »
I hope it doesn't happen to my sweet g3`s  ;D I just got them so i think i have a long way to go to break my sweeties :)
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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #263 on: April 18, 2007, 04:55:46 pm »
ok i got some Xtremes today and ive heard a few people mention about modding them....what can i do to improve them?

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« Reply #264 on: April 19, 2007, 12:08:23 am »
Woohoo, that is definitely a break there.  Good effort, did fairies fly out from them?
As for modding Xtremes:
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=2775.0

But I'm sure it's been mentioned elsewhere...

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #265 on: April 19, 2007, 02:03:26 am »

ok i got some Xtremes today and ive heard a few people mention about modding them....what can i do to improve them?

the older ones people modded because the ends tended to snap, shouldn't be a problem if yours are new.
 About the only mods that you might think of are
-Changing the length of the grips if you wanted to
-plugging the ends to protect the ends getting damaged
-using thinner grips

but theres no real reason to mod the latest versions

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #266 on: April 19, 2007, 03:01:31 pm »

It was me that broke Jammy's first stick there. I was merely doing an infinite suicide run when the free stick hit the grass we were playing on and the handle end of the stick flew off!

All I can say is that I'm disappointed with Babache sticks.



cut the handle side tip off! then slide in some wooden dowl, then plug it up! works well!
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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #267 on: April 19, 2007, 07:14:31 pm »

Grrrr - my beloved modified G1's finally broke (though not at the tips  ;))


My energy sticks broke in exactly the same place yesterday and the drop wasn't even a heavy one. I think the weakness is due to many drops which eventually ruptures the stick at a molecular level!  :P

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #268 on: April 21, 2007, 10:28:54 am »
how do MB Extremes alu compare to Henrys aluminium (short) handles? my current improv handles seem to cut the string to often. ive read that carbon breaks too much, so im not bothering with them.

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #269 on: April 21, 2007, 05:07:30 pm »
Both Xtremes and Henrys are similar in length (330 and 325 respectively) but Xtremes are made from 10mm (?) aluminium tube with a threaded insert and screw on tip so the string comes out of the ends.  Henrys are solid 8mm aluminium with a hole in the side coming out of the tip.

Henrys are also a big heavier than Xtremes.  Pros and cons for both really.

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Shaun

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #270 on: April 22, 2007, 01:42:32 am »
Xtremes it is then!

Neil

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #271 on: April 24, 2007, 08:19:15 pm »
i recently broke my energy sticks and have found them extremely hard to fix, no luck at all with epoxy resin type glues

eventually i drilled a hole vertically in each piece and then put in a pin to join the two together, this holds fine strength wise but the pin (well actually a nail with the head cut off) tends to bend through use , so its only just usable as long as i ensure it is in my left hand at all times and am not adverse to bending it back straight every so often.  i did smear araldite rapid around the join, but that broke immediately through use

spanerman

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #272 on: April 24, 2007, 08:38:48 pm »
you could try a moe flexible glue, like hot melt glue....araldite isnt good for joints which have moovement..

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #273 on: April 25, 2007, 01:35:08 am »
I just broke my energy's today  :'( :'( :'( :'( look at the carnage!!!

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #274 on: April 25, 2007, 12:34:08 pm »
And yet people just keep buying these sticks. I can't believe it.

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« Reply #275 on: April 25, 2007, 11:39:24 pm »
The product of good marketing, as opposed to the marketing of a good product.  I can understand why people would buy them if they hadn't had experience otherwise, I guess they're wiser for it though.

I'm somewhat surprised at the amount of people who used Xtremes and then went back to Henrys Aluminiums.

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Eric Moffett

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #276 on: April 26, 2007, 02:27:02 am »
Well they were "designed" for 2 diabolo used, and from the looks of it, it's not very hard on the sticks, opposed to 1 diabolo, and vertax
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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #277 on: April 26, 2007, 10:06:28 am »
Yeah, I know what you mean Chiok, but even people who had experience with the MB sticks, and broke a few, keep going back to buy new sticks from them...

I'm somewhat surprised at the amount of people who used Xtremes and then went back to Henrys Aluminiums.


Why, because Henry's sticks are better? :P

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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #278 on: April 26, 2007, 03:48:05 pm »
With a little modification the old G2 sticks will last as long as any other stick on the market. Replace the old plastic screw part with and aluminium or steel replacement and your laughing. And i've yet to here of a G3 xtreme breaking, correct me if im wrong. Any stick will break eventually, put through extensive use. There is no invincible stick and there never will be.
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Re: New handsticks MB (Xtreme & Energy)
« Reply #279 on: April 26, 2007, 05:17:39 pm »
Yeah, I know... but it's a bit silly MB doesn't stock their sticks with an alu screw part in the first place (ok, the same thing can be said for the Henry's Circus, but my point still stands). And as far as I've seen, Xtreme sticks can also break in the middle, so an alu screw part isn't going to fix that. It's terrible MB needs 3 generations (which are all being sold) before finding a stick that is not rubbish. Do some testing for Pete's sake! (note the reference to your name, clever eh?) Perhaps the same thing can be said for Finesses? I haven't tried the G3 one yet. Also, it's a myth that only Henry's alu will bend, Xtremes bend too, so that's not a valid argument to buy Xtreme sticks.
(Note that I'm not saying anything about weight, thickness or anything similar, because that all comes down to preference anyway, I'm only making remarks about the quality of the sticks)

Oh bugger, I didn't want this to become a MB rant. Ah well, they deserve it :P