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by Surfingringo
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 44
Views: 556

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

I just recorded myself closing a pm2 and a Salt 2. Timed it from regular grip to fully closed. No practice runs, one closing each. Normal speed, not trying to be fast. The compression lock took .95 seconds. The backlock took 1.05 seconds. I suspect if I did multiple runs they would be neck and neck....
by Surfingringo
Mon May 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 44
Views: 556

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

For me, I prefer the backlock and find it equally fast (or faster) and much more secure to close. By "more secure" I mean that I maintain a more secure grip and am less likely to drop the knife while closing. With a backlock, I depress the lock with my thumb and let the blade fall on my index finge...
by Surfingringo
Mon May 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 44
Views: 556

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

I think Spyderco's with both locks can be opened and closed plenty fast. I imagine familiarity and practice have more impact on closing (and opening) speed than lock type. A guy who uses the compression lock for years will close it faster. A guy who used backlocks all the time will be faster with th...
by Surfingringo
Sat May 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear What is the problem?
Replies: 76
Views: 1262

Re: Cruwear What is the problem?

Honestly, this thread leaves me a bit confused: Thinking about it, I remember quite some posts on this forum where people absolutely want Cruwear, often INSTEAD of S30V (lately in the Smock-thread for example as far as I remember). Still, as for now I haven't really read anything that would explain...
by Surfingringo
Sat May 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear What is the problem?
Replies: 76
Views: 1262

Re: Cruwear What is the problem?

....It’s all about being picky now have too many knives so getting more selective. I go by the feel of the steel now and easy of sharpening to super sharp and how long it holds this way that’s all. Now this I can relate to. You've gotten a little bit of pushback on the original post but I'd wager t...
by Surfingringo
Sat May 11, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear What is the problem?
Replies: 76
Views: 1262

Re: Cruwear What is the problem?

Cruwear is not corrosion resistant enough to replace s30v and it does not offer enough performance advantage anyway. The main advantage of Cruwear over s30v in a folder is it is slightly easier to bring it to peak sharpness and it takes a more aggressive edge at any given grit. As vivi said, the inc...
by Surfingringo
Sat May 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The new REVEAL is out ! Hey Doc, our AEB-L Urban is coming !
Replies: 49
Views: 1455

Re: The new REVEAL is out ! Hey Doc, our AEB-L Urban is coming !

I'm hoping the Urban is well received so we will see some AEB-L in some other models. Sounds like a great steel. I'm not really into non-locking folders though so I will be waiting for future models with AEB-L. I'm the other way around. I hope the AEB-L Urban is a success and we see future Urbans i...
by Surfingringo
Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does it bother anyone else...?
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Does it bother anyone else...?

...that the flipper on the Smock has been dubbed a "front flipper" when it is basically in the same position as every other flipper tab Spyderco has produced. I assume it has stemmed from the design looking so similar to a lot of front flippers in that the flipper is an exposed section of the tang....
by Surfingringo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!
Replies: 29
Views: 937

Re: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!

The Ikuchi is a spectacular design and mine is superbly constructed in every way and requires no modifications to be carried safely and effectively. I examined my copy to see if it has the issues that some have mentioned here. The edge on my flipper wheel is sharp but not sharp enough to cut my fing...
by Surfingringo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ask me your fitness questions
Replies: 156
Views: 18905

Re: Ask me your fitness questions

Really good stuff. I'm 43 and am able to be pretty active in running during the summer but I find myself gaining weight during winter. I don't have gym access or much room for exercise other than dumbells. I am loosing muscle and gaining fat. I need a very simple bodyweight workout that may include...
by Surfingringo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else wants BHQ M4 Lightweights??
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: Who else wants BHQ M4 Lightweights??

I realize this is a little silly, but a Waterway in M4 and Jade G10 would be awesome IMHO. Just saying :) In M4, we'd have to call it the Desertway. I have some (admittedly biased) thoughts on this. From the beginning I have wanted a “dry land” version of the waterway, ideally in a high toughness t...
by Surfingringo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: The Advocate

I don’t have corrosion issues but tool steels like m4 certainly require a higher level of maintenance. Mainly that just means always cleaning thoroughly after any kind of use like that. I like the performance of many of the non stainless tool steels but he extra maintenance required gets old. I’m to...
by Surfingringo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: The Advocate

Not technically an Advocate, but I have one of Gayle's Tac-1 models. It is an outstanding design and I really enjoy carrying and using it. All my knives get used. I know folks have different ways of experiencing the knife hobby but personally I have a hard time getting any enjoyment out of a tool t...
by Surfingringo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: The Advocate

Not technically an Advocate, but I have one of Gayle's Tac-1 models. It is an outstanding design and I really enjoy carrying and using it. All my knives get used. I know folks have different ways of experiencing the knife hobby but personally I have a hard time getting any enjoyment out of a tool th...
by Surfingringo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 101
Views: 62551

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I might be the exception but I’d be fine with pinned construction, even on my Salt folders. I would still always want a screw pivot so I could loosen it on rare occasions to blow the dried fish goo or occasional stubborn fish scale out but other than that I’ve never needed to fully disassemble a kni...
by Surfingringo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Waterway Will Be Mine...
Replies: 227
Views: 28620

Re: The Waterway Will Be Mine...

ZMW wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:28 pm
**** all of you! ....
That’s the spirit!! :D :p
by Surfingringo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Waterway Will Be Mine...
Replies: 227
Views: 28620

Re: The Waterway Will Be Mine...

Here are a few pics from the last week with my Waterway. Of course I am biased but I'm very happy with mine. https://i.imgur.com/fDgf3DM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/z07WYYG.jpg https://i.imgur.com/363zHl9.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K4xbfNC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/m0nycG5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HIlJdY0.jpg
by Surfingringo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manbug Salt - use for cutting braided fishing line?
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Manbug Salt - use for cutting braided fishing line?

I use whatever knife I have on me for cutting braid and have never had an issue. I use the following technique(apologies no pic, I’ll try my best to explain). 1)Hold knot between left thumb & index finger. 2)Knife in right hand, lay the line or tag end across the face of the blade and pinch the end...
by Surfingringo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway Unboxing by Lance
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Waterway Unboxing by Lance

I’ve been cleaning fish in my condo’s public parking area for almost a decade and haven’t gotten run off by the HOA yet so I must be picking up after myself pretty well. Haha. I even pick up the individual fish scales by hand...to the best of my ability.
by Surfingringo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 8948

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

I also sharpened it up to hair whittling sharp and then immediately cut myself trying to do the "thumb flick". :o Spazzed out and the knife flew out of my hand and I instinctively tried to catch it. Cool trick...don't recommend it.
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