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Old 03-15-2001, 06:05 PM #1
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Check out these pics of a prototype acrylic grip. This one happens to be in a light blue transparent. I am going to make them in solids (with the cut out and transparent cover), marbles, pearls, and maybe metalflakes, if there is any interest. They could be made to order with engraving (name, team, etc.)Anyway check the pics out and tell me what ya think. I can take criticism. (:<)
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Old 03-15-2001, 06:08 PM #2
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another pic

Another pic
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Old 03-15-2001, 06:11 PM #3
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This pic has an insert beneath th eacrylic to better show the color
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Old 03-15-2001, 06:42 PM #4
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That's a hard type plastic right? Like plexiglass or something? I'm not too sure that would be comfortable for someone having to use that day in and day out, however, if they are comfortable they should be great!
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those are the best user made grips I've ever seen. However, they look like they would be very slippery. what are your thoughts on that?
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very cool......they look like they would be comfy but you might need to make more little grooves all over it or something for like grip
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Old 03-15-2001, 10:32 PM #7
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yeah those are very well crafted, and props for your ingenuity, but like someone else said, i think cgeckering them would be a good idea if possible, they do sorta look un-comfortable and slippery...but damn sexy
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Old 03-16-2001, 12:03 AM #8
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I think its pretty cool. I wouldnt worry about it being slippery though.
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Old 03-16-2001, 12:45 AM #9
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I think those look awesome, much better than the clear stickies. Tell me when you are gonna start selling them.
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Old 03-16-2001, 07:45 AM #10
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id be hesitant to use acrlic since it scratches so easily.. but very nice job! is that a solid block milled or you take a 1/8 sheet and bend it after cutting?

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Old 03-16-2001, 01:58 PM #11
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I have to admit alot of people have tried this and yours are definitely the nicest and best looking. The only problem with transparent grips are that they often aren't comfortable and are easy to scratch. Just my thoughts.
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When will you start offering them? And I want a red pair.
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Old 03-16-2001, 03:36 PM #13
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line me up with some red ones, those thigns are the sh*t!
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Old 03-16-2001, 05:38 PM #14
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Sweet Grips!!!
Are these on sale yet......if so, for how much. I like those transparent ones better than the solid colors. Would you be able to make a Transparent Claret grip?
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Thank you all for your thoughts. I've worked with acrylic for 22 years. Paintball only since '91. I have made other grips. I have had and still do have an acrylic grip on my MiniMag. My daughter has one on her Piranha Pro.
1) Are they slippery?
They are more slippery than Dye's stickies and WDP's
stockers. Especially if ya catch a 'ball right under your
hand.??
2) Are they comfortable?
Well, the new rubber grips are more comfortable. But I've
had alot of stock grips made from hard material and the
grips I made are more comfortable than those.
3) How about scratching?
If you drag them thru the sand or mud they will scuff.
Good news is you can have them buffed out to like new.
Can't say that for your high price anno.
4) Durability?
If ya drop the gun on the ground they're gonna break. Of
course you'll also have to send your gun off to WDP or
Warped for some repairs.
5) The grips are fashioned after WDP's good looking
stockers.
6) I'm hoping to have a wide variety of colors. Solids
transparents, pearls, marbles, and maybe metalflake.
LCD will have the cut out and cover. Transparent and
LED will not.
7) WHEN?
This will not begin for at least another two weeks and
then only if there is enough interest. Regardless of
that I will still entertain custom orders.
Ok thanks and keep those comments coming in. e-mail me for individual attention. NicaTme@aol.com
By the way....Here is a photo of some other grips
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i prefer flame polising over buffing but im lazy and buffing takes too much time.. how much they gonna run? and when can we expect them for the LED?
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Old 03-17-2001, 11:34 AM #17
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very cool looking.

Just make sure you guys keep the prices to emails or PMs
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Old 03-17-2001, 11:16 PM #18
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would match real well with our acrylic plugs and other accessories. the pic dosnt do them justice.

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Old 03-17-2001, 11:40 PM #19
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one question, what about the battery plug?
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Old 03-17-2001, 11:43 PM #20
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Very smooth looking!!! I hope you put these into production.

I am interested in a set of red LCD grips.


Seems there is a run on red around here.

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Old 03-18-2001, 05:44 PM #21
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Question charger receptacle....

I have thought about that and short of making alot of small pieces and have to charge more I was going to suggest using the stock cover. I know that may be a problem, not wanting to clip that piece off your stock, but I'm not sure if there is an alternative other than that. I'm not saying I wouldn't make some sort of cover , but that makes it more difficult on my end..
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By the way dager, I like those barrel plugs!
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