Originally Posted by Sherlok
Did you make any changes to the structure or just the material? Curious if you thought there were any improvements to be made to the design.
Also I notice you made triggers for the axe but no bolt, any reason why? They operate similarly, just wondering.
I remember Jack or Nicky mentioning that while you could lighten the bolt, the increased acceleration it'd experience may make it harder on brittle paint. It would be neat to see this tested with some known brittle paints. Not that I don't believe either of them, but it's always fun to see this stuff being tested/re-tested.
I wonder if a change similar to pooty/BL bolts would help with that at all assuming it's a problem. IE having a pillow/platform in the middle of the bolt so that the bolts in contact with the ball the entire time, instead of the cupped surface.
There were already good axe bolts. No need to reinvent the wheel.
The Etha bolt I made is an aluminum bolt with a brass core for low friction and weight.
I'm still testing springs though, so they aren't ready for release yet.
I haven't had any issues with graffiti paint. Don't have any ultra evil around here to test, but once I'm satisfied with the springs I'll order a few cases.
My bolt weight is 22 grams, stock bolt is 38. Reduces kick and sound a fair bit.