Am I the only one?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
Spydergirl88
Member
Posts: 6701
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Am I the only one?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:16 pm

That physically can't middle finger flick open a spyderco using the spydie hole? All the videos online seem like everyone flicks the knife open with ease. Not saying I want to open a spyderco this way just seems like everyone else can do it rather easily. I just open them with my thumb at a normal speed lol

murphjd25
Member
Posts: 2329
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:43 am
Location: Bothell,WA

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby murphjd25 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:27 pm

You could possibly be the only one who can’t middle finger flick :p , but all kidding aside, I much prefer to slowly roll it open with my thumb as they were designed to do. Flicking my knives makes me worry about pre mature lock failures, as they were not intended to be opened with such authority, but to each his own, I can’t tell anyone what to do with there knives haha :D
Josh

User avatar
wolfgaze
Member
Posts: 278
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:28 am

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby wolfgaze » Wed May 30, 2018 9:30 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:16 pm
That physically can't middle finger flick open a spyderco using the spydie hole? All the videos online seem like everyone flicks the knife open with ease. Not saying I want to open a spyderco this way just seems like everyone else can do it rather easily. I just open them with my thumb at a normal speed lol

Works well on my Manix 2 and Para 3 - not as easy with the Native 5...

What irks me is watching the Knife Center 'preview' videos and the employee opens the Spydercos with his thumb, but in the videos, the blades appear to fly open for him and into the locked position... I can't quite wrap my mind around it, nor can I replicate it....

User avatar
Pelagic
Member
Posts: 2440
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Location: East Coast/Nomadic

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Pelagic » Wed May 30, 2018 9:31 pm

Some models have to be easier than others. I flick my Militaries and my pm2 open with incredible ease.
Pancake wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Are you a magician? :eek:
Nate wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:32 pm
You're the lone wolf of truth howling into the winds of ignorance
Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
You are a nobody got it?

User avatar
bearfacedkiller
Member
Posts: 9681
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:22 pm
Location: hiding in the woods...

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed May 30, 2018 9:35 pm

I am not normally a flicker and open it like the boring middle aged man I am is supposed to which is slowly with my thumb.

That said, I can flick most Spydies open with any of my four fingers or my thumb. When I do flick my knives the thumb flick is my preferred way. I can even thumb flick a Ladybug.
-Darby
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

User avatar
remnar
Member
Posts: 1975
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: TheNorthWest

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby remnar » Wed May 30, 2018 9:38 pm

wolfgaze wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:16 pm
That physically can't middle finger flick open a spyderco using the spydie hole? All the videos online seem like everyone flicks the knife open with ease. Not saying I want to open a spyderco this way just seems like everyone else can do it rather easily. I just open them with my thumb at a normal speed lol

Works well on my Manix 2 and Para 3 - not as easy with the Native 5...

What irks me is watching the Knife Center 'preview' videos and the employee opens the Spydercos with his thumb, but in the videos, the blades appear to fly open for him and into the locked position... I can't quite wrap my mind around it, nor can I replicate it....
I can flick them open with my thumb without any problems but, like Spydergirl, I just don't have the correct coordination for the middle finger flick.

Hopsbreath
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:44 pm

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Hopsbreath » Wed May 30, 2018 9:48 pm

Not typically my opening choice, but the titanium frame lock on my Military actually deploys easier with the middle finger flick for my use. There is indeed a trick to it though, it took a little practice for me to get good at it.

User avatar
MichaelScott
Member
Posts: 2919
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:42 am
Location: Southern Colorado

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 30, 2018 9:49 pm

Neither can I. I generally don’t flick my knives any more but roll them open with my thumb.
Overheard somewhere, “We’ve been having such unnatural weather.”

http://acehotel.blog

Team Rhino & Lil’ Lum

User avatar
Bloke
Member
Posts: 4582
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 12:43 am
Location: Sydney, Australia.

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Bloke » Wed May 30, 2018 9:54 pm

I have no trouble flicking but I don’t see the point so I push them open with my thumb. :)
A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin

AlwaysTomboy
Member
Posts: 131
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 10:45 pm

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby AlwaysTomboy » Wed May 30, 2018 9:57 pm

*raises hand* I can thumb flick Techno, but I can't flick open any other model and can't middle finger flick open any of 'em. The regular slow thumb push open is fast enough for me. :)
(Sent from iPod)

User avatar
attila
Member
Posts: 1260
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:20 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby attila » Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 pm

The only one I usually can't middle finger flick is the Native 5. Compression lock and CBBL knives I can pinky-through-index flick with my right hand. Thumb flicking isn't as easy.

I enjoy flicking them, but don't want to due to excessive lock wear. I noticed my Para 3 lockup got later and later, and lockstick started happening, so I stopped doing that.
Own: Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pac Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, SG Delica, backlock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW, 20CV Manix 2, Rex 45 Shaman, Lil’Native.

Waiting for: SPY27, K490, Swick 5, and something purple
.

User avatar
ZrowsN1s
Member
Posts: 4977
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:08 pm
Location: San Diego, California USA

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 pm

I only get the blade about halfway open finger flicking the Native 5, thumb flick is no problem.
The Yojimbo2, Para Military 2, and Para 3 I can flick open with just about any finger on either hand in forward or reverse grip.
After practicing with the delica trainer, I can flick a delica open almost as easy as I can the compression lock models.
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
-Matt

Cali HogHead
Member
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:07 pm

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Cali HogHead » Wed May 30, 2018 11:01 pm

Of my modest collection, the Sliverax just seems to beg to be middle finger flicked. I imagine your hand size and shape plays a large role in how you open your knives though.

The Meat man
Member
Posts: 3825
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Location: Missouri, USA

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby The Meat man » Wed May 30, 2018 11:04 pm

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 pm
I only get the blade about halfway open finger flicking the Native 5, thumb flick is no problem.
The Yojimbo2, Para Military 2, and Para 3 I can flick open with just about any finger on either hand in forward or reverse grip.
After practicing with the delica trainer, I can flick a delica open almost as easy as I can the compression lock models.
I've never tried thumb flicking a Native 5 but I can get it with my middle finger.

I often open my Military with a thumb flick. For my backlocks, I just thumb them open the slow old-fashioned way. :)
- Connor

"What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

User avatar
anycal
Member
Posts: 1513
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:40 pm
Location: California

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby anycal » Wed May 30, 2018 11:43 pm

For me, size has a lot to do with the ease of flickability.

That said, all but one of my :spyder: I can flick - Native 5. On the other hand, PM2 and Manix I can probably flick with my toes.

I too prefer normal open. More secure that way.
Peter

User avatar
Spydergirl88
Member
Posts: 6701
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed May 30, 2018 11:56 pm

I guess my kindergartener sized hands are the issue lol

Termite Toothpick
Member
Posts: 190
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:23 am
Location: in Germany from Tx

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Termite Toothpick » Thu May 31, 2018 12:00 am

If your Lil' Native or other compression lock spydercos can free fall and swing when you compress the lock, it helps. If the pivot is too tight it restricts the flick. Other than that it might just be hand/finger dexterity. Practice makes perfect!
Dragonfly G-10, Blurple PM2, Para3, Jani-Song, Dragonfly2 ZDP-189, Lil' Native, Chaparral LW, Delica WC HAP40, Para3 M4, UKPK red G10, Para3 LW, Para3 LW M390

-Derek

Darth_cholo
Member
Posts: 83
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:40 am

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Darth_cholo » Thu May 31, 2018 12:04 am

I used to be the same. It was just practice what was needed. I used to think it was impossible.

Can flick. = Delica, pm2, pm3, manix2 g10 and lw, manix XL, cally 3 and 3.5

Can't flick = chaparral

User avatar
ZrowsN1s
Member
Posts: 4977
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:08 pm
Location: San Diego, California USA

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu May 31, 2018 12:18 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:56 pm
I guess my kindergartener sized hands are the issue lol
Can't be much smaller than my hands, you just have to practice ;)

A PM2 practically looks as big as Military in my hands :D
Image
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
-Matt

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 9049
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 am

I cannot easily flick knives open because of so many sports injuries. I can thumb a knife open about as fast as people can flick them because they have to reposition their hand after the flick. I am pretty fast at opening.

I could probably practice and get better at the flicking thing, but I like the more controlled, and safer option of just opening the blade with my thumb the way it was meant to be done. A lot of people have cut themselves flicking their knives, or dropped their knives in the process.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

"Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you."
(Roy Rogers)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Igi964 and 37 guests