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Phlat Ball WAHU Assorted Colours | Throw a Disc... Catch a Ball | Outdoor Garden Toy | Ages 6+

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There are two things at work here and none of it is proven and some works in some knives and others it does not. I have been making flippers and I am looking to increase the “holding strength” of the detent to make the flipping action better.

It looks amazing when their hollow rubber cores compress like this, but tennis balls are tough to dispose of. Who am I to argue against Tom Mayo and I could be way wrong (maybe someone with an engineering or physics background can chime in) but on the Cucchiara I mentioned earlier the closing of the knife doesn't seem to be any smoother than mine or any other knife for that matter.The Wahu Phlat Ball is a fun toy that randomly transforms from a 9-inch flying disc to a 6-inch ball when thrown. Almost a seperate isssue, I also think that the distance off center between the hole and the ball is nearly irrelevant so long as 1) that distance is more than zero so you can maintain tension and 2) You are able to get the ball deep enough to "bite". Its variable time-delay feature provides a surprise transformation which adds fun to gameplay or just having a catch! I forgot to tell you we back cut the detent hole so the detent ball can fit very far into it without touching the other side which will cause a sloppy detent closed position.

I still to this day after making a couple thousand knives in over 12 years of making, try to get my consistency better and better by trying new things and tune tune tune. The makers of the Waboba (which stands for ‘water bouncing ball’) have made an interesting use of the viscoelastic nature of polymers to cross the line between a thrown ball and a skipping stone. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The simple principle I believe is that the edge of the flattened ball is either holding or it's not - no middle ground, and if sunk deep it will hold longer. Ken helped me alot when I got started and his knives were what I owned at the time I started building flippers so who did I emulate in my design, it didnt work.

If you started with a design that mimicked a Ken Onion design with Speedsafe the flipper tab will be too far back on almost all these designs, ask me how I know, lol. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content. What I do now with my detent balls was learned exclusively through Lee Williams, Tim Galyean, and a couple others with I think Gerry McGinnis taking this to the next level as he came in the mix. We also learn that a ball thrown at a pool, usually at one’s brother, tends to bury itself into the water rather than skipping. Design design design, if the flipper tab is too far back and you dont have any flipper tab leverage will kill your flipper action right away.

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