Oh come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was reading about the latest model from Strider. It raises the bar for the company and looks nicely done. It uses a "precision ground pivot bushing" so the pivot tension is pre set and always perfect. And it uses perforated bronze washers to hold lubricant.
The latest Sebenza uses a traditional style pivot like what Strider and everyone else is/was using. And the new Sebenza has a thicker blade and finger grooves in the handle.
It's like these companies are headed towards swapping models. Not that there is anything wrong with where they are headed, but who would have seen this coming last year?
Last edited by Biginboca; 06-19-2012 at 07:17 PM.
Oh come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTB: CRK Annuals
I am unsure what to say...
wait I'm confused... So strider is getting better lock up and a bushing system while crk gets rid off what the sebenza was all about (the bushing), and reverts to a design that's less simple and harder to find the sweet spot?
Strider finally steps into the 1987 version of the Sebenza. Congrats for them.
Truthfully I think that the is a market for the 21 and the new 25, but I'm sure capacity will not allow CRK to produce both, some people will be upset some will accept it, it's inevitable.
What Strider model are we talking about that implements a bushing system? Link
I think the SJ-75 is pretty similar to the SNG and SMF in that it uses a bull pivot and regular washers. No bushing system in that model.
OP, is that the knife your talking about or is their a new Strider model that your keeping secret? =)
Interesting. Some lead. Others follow.
Last edited by DanG; 06-20-2012 at 02:14 AM.
hmmm strange thing really
we'll see when they're out
There's a bit more to it than that, but it's a lovely story....
Since this new Strider uses a pivot bushing similar to the "old" Sebenza, does this mean I can no longer flick open my Strider?
This will be a wild thread.
I think it is a good thing (assuming there are no patent/trademark infringements) when a company incorporates features from other companies to improve their products.
I dont mind the new bushing system. The same system has proven itself with the umnumzaan. With the perforated washers, and even tighter tolerances, there is less maintenance. The new design really only effects the people that take apart and clean their sebbies daily or weekly. I have carried my zaan off and on for 3 years and have only taken it apart 2 times. There is just not the need because of its design. Now, these innovations have moved on to the sebenza. CRK will never be able to make EVERYONE Happy....lol.
I'm fine with what looks to be solid changes. For me what I would really like to see is the new 25 have the butt of the scale rounded off so there is not the classic Sebenza hot-spot. This is the only flaw in the current design in my opinion.
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