Are there any plans for a SpyderFly Trainer?

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Are there any plans for a SpyderFly Trainer?

Postby ProjectEva » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:00 am

I'm sure it would be cheaper for many of us to buy a SpyderFly Trainer then to shell out cash for Band-Aids and Insurance Co-Pays for doctor's visits. We can't all be like Fred Perrin right off the bat.

Edited by - ProjectEva on 3/25/2004 12:46:37 AM

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Postby Joyce Laituri » Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:22 am

Hi PE,

Welcome to our humble forum.

There are no plans at this time for a Fly Trainer but "never say never". I could REALLY use one myself LOL. Remember to be safe when practicing 'the dance'.

Intuition tells me even Fred Perrin started somewhere and improved. That he is jaw dropping to watch today- is a fact!

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Postby argyll » Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:29 pm

Until Spyderco produces one, you might want to look at Benchmade's butterfly trainer.

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Postby death-bringah » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:02 pm

Although it can tend to muck up your knife blade with adhesive-residue, another, less expensive method is to tape the edges of your knife...I have done this myself with Balisong and it works quite well.

As long as the tolerances of the knife are not such that there is no space on either side of the blade when it is closed.

You can find special tapes that won't leave crap on the blade.

This method is better for practicing the DEPLOYMENT of a Balisong, probably not so safe for practicing combat drills on a live person.

This also has the advantage of allowing you to train safely with the exact knife you'd be using in real life.


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Postby Civilian » Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:04 am

I'd probably buy the trainer well before the "live" blade version. That would be a Cruel marketing ploy; put out the trainer for a knife 3-6 months before the real thing.
Living in the P.R.K. I don't think the Spyderfly is available here.

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Postby dynaryder » Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:34 am

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Postby antichristina » Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:37 am

let's see the "live" blades first guys. before we start it back up again.

Edited by - antichristina on 3/27/2004 2:37:21 AM

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Postby sal » Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:38 am

We do have some thoughts on the subject, but like AntiChistina said, Let's first get the live version in production and in the marketplace. It has been an interesting challenge.

Eric just received a US patent for the design, so it is somewhat unique. It is important to us that we don't copy a competitors design.

For us, it is a new mfg process.


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