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Joe Girgenti

Member Since 13 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 28 2012 06:24 PM
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In Topic: Masterpiece Challenge Winner Take All

28 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

@ Rich
".....Race Rods & 120s......of course!"


Maybe that outa read Race Rods, 120's and Mesh LOL

In Topic: Where to buy replacement foam for handles

01 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

How snug a fit are these foam grips to the 3/8" tube? Is there any squeeze at all? If so, here is another alternative to tape or epoxy

I am a former Bicycle mechanic and we had a trick to installing the foam grips on 10speeds in the old day and grips on bmx bikes. AQUANET! Yes that's right, your mom's favorite hairspray. When it is sprayed on heavily it is super slick, and it dries like glue...


They are snug but not unworkable. After making 4 sets of handles for myself I can tell you what I've learned. The handles look identical to a set of REV snagless handles I purchased, so the fit is not an issue. Getting the glue to stick is. After polishing the aluminum I mark and tape off where the handles go and scuff that surface so the glue adheres to the aluminum. These grips are no where near as tight as bicycle and or motorcycle grips and I don't think the aquanet would work for this. I use crazy glue myself but not the watery thin stuff. If you go to your local hobby store you can usually get it in thin, med and thick. Personally I use the med. The grips I found here.
http://www.shofftack...m/evagrips.html
I am using the BR7-375

In Topic: Questions about Laser Pro Gold Line

12 March 2012 - 05:40 AM

OK, I did get to Liberty State Park yesterday. Unfortunately I guess the regular Jersey Crew was at the Kite Party. I can't believe that myself and the friend that came with me were the only Rev Fliers there that day so I had no one to try my lines to see what they thought. I flew for approx 6 hrs and 4 of which on that lineset. Here are my thoughts.

1. The lineset did seem to get better with use, I can now get 10 wraps before binding up. Not really a problem cause I usually don't wrap them that much.

2. Would I buy this brand again, probably not. I have never had to "Break In" a lineset before. I have been flying Duals and Quads since 95. Mostly Duals but lately I am addicted to Quads.

3. The stretch was very minimul as compared to my other linesets and this is a plus. I checked them at the the end of yesterdays flying session and right to left unoticeable. Top to bottom, tops a little longer but I know this is normal so in the linestretch catagory I would say this is excellent with about 8 hrs. total flying time on the lineset.

4. Maybe I got a bad spool who knows but if this is any indication of Laser Pros QC this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

5. I will use the rest of the spool cause I am not made of money, but next time I will buy a different brand.

Joe

In Topic: Questions about Laser Pro Gold Line

09 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

That's definitely a Gold spool. Looks like one of mine. But did you get it from me? Posted Image

Gold is what iQuad flies on.....and a majority of other quad fliers too Posted Image



Theresa,
I did not purchase this from you but I did get it from a dealer that I have had many other purchases with, although this is the first line purchase.

I know most fliers use this so I thought I would get a large spool and make some new linesets up but I am hesitant to use the rest. Maybe this weekend I can get with some of the team fliers in my area and see what they think. Usually there are some guys flying @ Liberty State Park on Sundays so I will try to get there. I could have gotten a defective spool possibly. Like I stated in my first post the other 120' set I have is only an 80# Spectra ( 4 spools @ 150" ea.) but doesn't squeak when you get multiple wraps and I just thought that stepping up to the Premium line that this was weird.
Joe

In Topic: Questions about Laser Pro Gold Line

09 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

When I bought my first EXP in 2009, it came with a set of 90# LPG lines in the RTF package. Those lines seemed to me to have an odd "creaky" sort of feeling when they got a couple of turns in them that I wasn't used to from dualies. It bothered me enough that I went back and bought a set of Shanti speed lines the next day, which felt smoother.

The punchline is that those original LPG lines actually seemed to get better and smoother with use. In fact I still fly that set.



Brian,
This set probably has no more than 4 hrs total time on them and the temps have been rather cold when flying lately. Sunday the temps were in the mid 30's and it was actually flurying here for a bit. I did get out on Tuesday here again and the temps were in the mid 50's that day. Just seems weird that the line feels very waxy so to speak but it squeaks like crazy after 4 wraps and gets tough to steer.
Joe