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#201134 - 04/28/10 08:49 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: roberttheiii]
raptor Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
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Yeah, actually my brand new SL worked great at first - just after unboxing. It set a small strip of birch bark on fire without a problem. Then I tested it more and it began to lose "power". I couldn't light even the fluffed up brand new TinderQuick with it. (And yes, I was turning the wheel according to the arrow.)
So it was kind of tricky. If I had put it into my PSP or on keychain after first successfull tests, I might have been quite surprised later.
Which leads me to the advice that many here has been saying too - test your important gear often and always have a backup (same function, but different kind of the item).

I don't want to bad-mouth the company, it's just my experience. Actually I was disappointed that I would not be able to carry it because I liked the idea of a very small ferrocerium firestarter. But I had learned that this concept (tiny sparkers with wheel) is too much of a compromise. Now I carry the smallest orange Light My Fire firesteel and don't mind the extra weight at all.

Lighting a tinder with one hand using a simple ferrocerium rod and striker can be done. It's not super "user friendly" but it can be done. There is a thread here ( http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.ph...true#Post158258 ) with some ideas on how to do it. I posted a video there but the links don't work now. If anyone wants I will reupload it.

Anyway the Sparky from UST looks a lot more reliable because you have accsess to the ferr. rod and therefore option to strike it with striker/knife if it fails. I might purchase it in the future to try it out.

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#201135 - 04/28/10 09:00 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: sybert777]
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 343
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Ok, I'm confused, I need something new, or the flint in my current spark lite is replaceable? I'd thought of replacing it, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. I wonder if the flint isn't bad, but it just got so short there isn't enough pressure to produce as large a spark.

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#201136 - 04/28/10 09:02 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: sybert777]
raptor Offline
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
I am still thinking on a name, Mini-Match sounds good but its too basic sounding. Cmon guys, i need help... I will see if this idea passes with UST and possibly do a test review for some of you. Please, i need a good, catchy name.

l33t match
uber-match
grin

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#201137 - 04/28/10 09:09 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: raptor]
sybert777 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 300
Loc: 62208
Thats what was wrong with mine, i used it alot!! Speaking of which, My Blast Match broke a couple days ago, i tried to call UST and get a machine every time! The flint got so low te tab began to sit lower, it became hard to replace the "cap" and it finally broke off. but I like "uber match" its kinda like Uber bubble gum... mmm I want some now!! Thanks Raptor!!

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#201138 - 04/28/10 09:10 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: sybert777]
sybert777 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
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There is a small clear Allen screw in the bottom which is easily tightened if you want to try that.

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#201176 - 04/29/10 01:26 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: raptor]
Compugeek Offline
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 392
Loc: San Diego, CA
Originally Posted By: raptor
Originally Posted By: sybert777
I am still thinking on a name, Mini-Match sounds good but its too basic sounding. Cmon guys, i need help... I will see if this idea passes with UST and possibly do a test review for some of you. Please, i need a good, catchy name.

l33t match
uber-match
grin


"Match-Less"
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Okey-dokey. What's plan B?

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#201181 - 04/29/10 04:32 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: Compugeek]
sybert777 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 300
Loc: 62208
Match-Less is nice, Because you will only need it if youre "Match-Less" Thanks Compugeek!

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#201185 - 04/29/10 05:09 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: sybert777]
Compugeek Offline
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 392
Loc: San Diego, CA
I expect a royalty, of course!

Just kidding! I release any and all interests, rights and/or claims to the name, should you happen to actually use it.
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Okey-dokey. What's plan B?

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#201187 - 04/29/10 06:07 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: Compugeek]
sybert777 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 300
Loc: 62208
Have at it! All I need now are 2 broken BlastMatch Strikers, I lost mine again! and a 1/4" diameter flint of atleast 2" in length, I need some help because i dont knw where to get enough money to waste 2 BMs and I need a CNC machine to finish the engraving and texturing.

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#201189 - 04/29/10 06:22 PM Re: Tinder Quik has been in my wallet two years [Re: sybert777]
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Not to be a killjoy, but you may want to check with someone who has some knowledge of patent law, before you invest too much time (and money) into enhancing a BM. The modification(s) you are pursuing may not be significant enough from the original design to warrant awarding a new patent and may in fact be either an infringement of their design and/or trademark.

Pete

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