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by this_is_nascar
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NFL Season: 2019-2020
Replies: 181
Views: 6034

Re: NFL Season: 2019-2020

Sorry. I stopped supporting the NFL when they decided not to intervene during the kneeling incidents.
by this_is_nascar
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tapatalk with new update
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: Tapatalk with new update

I'd love for this forum to support TT.
by this_is_nascar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roadie vs Pingo
Replies: 27
Views: 1104

Re: Roadie vs Pingo

The blade stock of the Roadie is too thick for a knife of its size. It may be good as a pry tool, but as a slicer, it falls short.
by this_is_nascar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!
Replies: 143
Views: 5742

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Great thread. I've been EDCing an Executive for longer than I can remember. I also EDC a Pioneer. A Classic rides on my keychain.

I addition, I own several of the Solo, Bantam, Recruit, Spartan and Cadet.
by this_is_nascar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salty Chap
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Salty Chap

No, not at all.
by this_is_nascar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone enjoying the Roadie?
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Anyone enjoying the Roadie?

As I've said in every other Roadie thread that's been created, the blade stock is too thick for a knife of this size.
by this_is_nascar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!
Replies: 101
Views: 3832

Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Not diggin' this new Chap, at all. Don't get me wrong, but I think that's a good thing...;) Why?: I like to see some out of the ordinary designs on the Chap, which also means, that some will really like a particular design, others not at all - otherwise it would be not somewhat extravagant. So mayb...
by this_is_nascar
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!
Replies: 101
Views: 3832

Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Not diggin' this new Chap, at all.
by this_is_nascar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who has a Roadie?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Who has a Roadie?

Too thick of a blade stock for its overall size. I understand it was done to accommodate the dimples, but that doesn't make up for this shortcoming.
by this_is_nascar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN Lightweight - Unobtainium?
Replies: 38
Views: 1089

Re: Chaparral FRN Lightweight - Unobtainium?

Wondering why there is no stock anywhere of this knife? I've checked all the big online knife retailers - no dice. Wondering if I should take a chance on a Raffir Noble model. As much as I love the Chaparral, I'd never make the same mistake getting this version without first seeing it. Too many var...
by this_is_nascar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN Lightweight - Unobtainium?
Replies: 38
Views: 1089

Re: Chaparral FRN Lightweight - Unobtainium?

Wondering why there is no stock anywhere of this knife? I've checked all the big online knife retailers - no dice. Wondering if I should take a chance on a Raffir Noble model. As much as I love the Chaparral, I'd never make the same mistake getting this version without first seeing it. Too many var...
by this_is_nascar
Mon May 13, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1392

Re: Musing on slipjoints...

GarageBoy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:17 pm
NYC resident here, will take any slipjoint, preferably in a non stainless alternative steel! Thanks for the k390 urban! Also welcoming new designs!

What's the deal with NYC? No locking knives aloud?
by this_is_nascar
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral lock bar and spring
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Chaparral lock bar and spring

I've owned and own several Chaparral knives. Never an issue for me, but I'm glad there's a solution for you folks.
by this_is_nascar
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?
Replies: 54
Views: 2484

Re: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?

The hump is there by default, as a result of Spyderco's signature thumb hole. Remove or reduce the size of the hole, the hump is reduced.

It's one of the reasons the Chaparral is my favorite and the Native-5 in second. Both of them have a minimal hump.
by this_is_nascar
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?
Replies: 54
Views: 2484

Re: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?

James Y wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:56 am
I don't think I've ever heard someone say the hump gets in the way of use, but I have heard people say it's ugly and makes the knife too wide when closed and clipped in the pocket. To each his own, I guess...

Jim
Yep. I'd be one of these people.
by this_is_nascar
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Stepped titanium chaparral
Replies: 17
Views: 814

Re: Spyderco Stepped titanium chaparral

Sal, if you need someone to beta that new Chaparral, please, please, please let me know. I'll sign a non-disclosure immediately.
by this_is_nascar
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two questions for Sal regarding the Chaparral design
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: Two questions for Sal regarding the Chaparral design

One of the main things I love about the Chaparral is its looks, both opened and closed. Other than adding versions with different scales, as intended, please leave the Chaparral as is.

I continue to be amazed at the number of comments from people trying to change the Chaparral.
by this_is_nascar
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Compression Lock?
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Chaparral Compression Lock?

Not sure why so many want to change the Chaparral into something it was never designed to be. Keep the lock, keep the steel and change up the scales every 12-18 months. Go pick apart a different knife, please.
by this_is_nascar
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's Next for the Chaparral?
Replies: 65
Views: 3612

Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

I still say keep everything the same, but throw on micarta scales. Just not sure what color micarta I'd like. Maybe an OD green.
by this_is_nascar
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Californian cancer warning
Replies: 59
Views: 2642

Re: Californian cancer warning

Try to find a new TV that doesn't have that warning. It's California, so that should tell you all you need to know.

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