Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

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Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Evil D » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:02 am

I was just fiddling around with my Endura, and it really hit me how much more I'd like it if it were "Rock-Jumper-ized". It would be an immediate favorite. Make that same knife in FFG LC200N and it might just replace my Caribbeans.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:14 am

i would love this as well. although, i'm good on salts (something i never thought i'd say, but i no longer live in hawaii), so i'd like to start trying other steels again, stainless and tool steels. i'd really love a rockjumper (and xl, if possible) in the damascus/black and grey zome that the delica and endura got recently.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Mushroom » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:15 am

I handled the Rock Jumper at SFO recently and was really amazed by how comfortable it is in hand. Felt immediately comparable to a Stretch except just a little bit smaller and that really seemed to fit my hand that much better. I probably wouldn't buy an XL version with how well the current version felt for me but I definitely understand the desire for larger version.

My favorite part about the knife though, was the lack of jimping on the thumb ramp. The knife still felt locked into my hand without it, there was just less there to cause a hot spot.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby soulspy » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am

I'll buy one. I have been carrying the SE Rock Jumper since it first came out and I really like it. I normally like a "Lil" version of my favorites, but in this case an XL would be pleasing.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Evil D » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:40 am

soulspy wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am
I'll buy one. I have been carrying the SE Rock Jumper since it first came out and I really like it. I normally like a "Lil" version of my favorites, but in this case an XL would be pleasing.


I wouldn't be opposed to a smaller Native 5 sized version too.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby TheGiant80 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 pm

I’m an advocate for a Rock Jumper XL. The only reason I haven’t bought the standard variant is because I have enormous hands. Everything about the design I dig, except it’s too small..

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby vivi » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:08 pm

TheGiant80 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 pm
I’m an advocate for a Rock Jumper XL. The only reason I haven’t bought the standard variant is because I have enormous hands. Everything about the design I dig, except it’s too small..
Same here. It looks like it'd be an ergonomic upgrade over the Endura if it were scaled up in size.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Lumpy » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:57 pm

I love the rockjumper so far, and the endura is still my favorite knife, so I’d definitely grab an endura sized rockjumper. Sounds perfect to me.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby VooDooChild » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:20 pm

If it leads to a leaf jumper xl then that would be good too.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:23 pm

I don't know that it would beat the Caribbean. But, it would certainly match it.

If it had the same grip pattern as the Caribbean, it would possibly win.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:25 pm

It does seem like a good idea on the surface. This could be the makings of another thread because the Rockjumper isn't the only model I would like to see a bigger version of.

There also needs to be more big models with teeth as well. I'm sure the author would agree with me on that one :D

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby olywa » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:42 pm

The Rock Jumper had instant appeal for me, and I like it even better after carrying it exclusively for the last month or two. I could dig an XL but my druthers would be for a Leaf Jumper in a different steel first.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Wartstein » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:40 am

Like some here I´ve wished for a Leaf Jumper XL in several threads already,

While I really like a wharnie-blade in the smaller Rock Jumper size, I´d prefer a leaf shaped blade in an Endura sized knife.
Or actually even more so a blade shape that offered a long, totally straight section (like a wharnie does), but then some belly towards the tip.

As others have said: A Leaf Jumper XL could finally be kind of a back lock Caribbean, and that in FRN (for me a bonus)!!
Since the comp. lock actually is the only thing that keeps me from getting the current Caribbean, a backlock version would be amazing and could even become my favorite folder.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby clintonde » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:04 pm

Rock Jumper XL would be cool, but a "leaf jumper" is what I would actually be interested in!

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Evil D » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:36 am

I assumed both blade shapes would be included in this..
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Pancake » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:14 pm

Yes.
Yes and yes.
RockJumper XL with 3,5-3,8 inch blade would be EPIC! Even better with leafshaped blade.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby sal » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 am

I'm listening.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Evil D » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:38 am

sal wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 am
I'm listening.

sal


Not really anything complicated, I think the wharnie/leaf blade combo is a great idea, just bump up the size to about a 3.75 inch blade. I think once the Leaf Jumper is released you'll see an increase in interest. Wharnies have gained in popularity recently but I think most people still want a more typical blade shape.
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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:30 am

Evil D wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:38 am
sal wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 am
I'm listening.

sal


Not really anything complicated, I think the wharnie/leaf blade combo is a great idea, just bump up the size to about a 3.75 inch blade. I think once the Leaf Jumper is released you'll see an increase in interest. Wharnies have gained in popularity recently but I think most people still want a more typical blade shape.
i think this is absolutely true. it's a winning handle design. i would even love an endura/pac salt with this type of handle instead of bumps telling me where to put my fingers. look also at how much love the caribbean gets from anyone who gets one in hand. it's a much more comfortable grip than the delica and/or endura.

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Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

Postby Monty » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:51 pm

Yes please yes. Endura length, Leaf blade, LC200N and call it the Cliff Jumper.


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