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Old 02-26-2016, 11:49 PM #1
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Ninja 45/4500 SL

Why did Ninja stop making the 45/4500 SL?
I'm glad i got one and its the only tank i use now.
At 1 lbs 12 oz with the pro V2 reg it is the lightest tank I've used so far.
Also the length to width ratio is perfect.
Just curious why they stopped making them.
Anyone know?
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:08 PM #2
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I agree completely. Best tank out there. Love the size and weight.
When I asked Ninja this question, they said that most customers liked the size of the 45, but the SL cost was too much. So they discontinued it in favor of the Grey 45. Same size, lower price, few ounces heavier.
I think it's a mistake personally, but I don't see Ninja's sales numbers. I'm sure it was a sound business decision. If demand becomes high enough (or secondary market prices become high enough), Ninja could bring back the 45 SL.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:38 AM #3
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Redsst is correct on all points and if demand is there we will make another run of them but there has to be demand
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:56 AM #4
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Redsst is correct on all points and if demand is there we will make another run of them but there has to be demand
doo eet! Make a run of them in the new wave colors, I'll take a sexy shamrock 45SL
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:41 PM #5
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I was saving to buy two of these for myself, possibly 3
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:47 PM #6
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Picked up the last two new ones I could find in January. Hard to believe these weren't decent sellers - perfect size tank for a front player or pump setup.

Then again, I have T-rex arms...
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:36 PM #7
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I'd buy one for my pump.....
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:54 PM #8
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If I would have known they were not going to continue making them, I would have purchased 1 or 2. I just thought they would be around...
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:34 PM #9
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I love my SL45.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:50 PM #10
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+1 for another run please. Me wantzzz
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:34 AM #11
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I called every dealer on their list until I found one sitting around, bought it with almost a year off of its hydro date but, it was the tank I wanted.

I still haven't hit the field yet and was thinking about being a chump and just selling it since I only got it because I didn't want to miss out on such a sweet tank, now it's just sitting in my closet.

I get so many shots out of a 45/45 I don't know why so many people run 68's...id only use a larger tank for a scenario game.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:55 PM #12
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I'd buy 1-2 if they did another run...
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:03 AM #13
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I would buy 1 if they were given another run. I also assumed they would be around for a while which is why I didn't pull the trigger when I should have.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:22 PM #14
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Id buy one. If anyone happens to have one for sale im willing to pay top dollar.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:21 AM #15
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The SL45 is only 4 ounces lighter than the grey 45 ninja that they sell. Is 4 ounces really worth 50 dollars?
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:24 PM #16
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The SL45 is only 4 ounces lighter than the grey 45 ninja that they sell. Is 4 ounces really worth 50 dollars?
4 oz is 1/4 lb. That's a lot, relatively speaking. Yes, it's very noticeable. A full SL is lighter than an empty standard tank.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:10 PM #17
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I emailed ninja asking why they stopped making them, and that was his argument. Just passing it along.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:32 AM #18
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When holding them side-by-side (one in each hand), it's a very noticeable weight difference.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:05 PM #19
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Redsst is correct on all points and if demand is there we will make another run of them but there has to be demand
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:22 PM #20
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I'd been saving to get one of these, didn't realize they weren't available anymore. Managed to find a shop that only had one of them left.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:35 PM #21
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was the shape more oblong than peanut? like similar length to 68 but smaller diameter? exactly what i'm shopping for now. if not ninja, who else makes the same shape 45?
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