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#1 OFFLINE   Teemu I

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

http://www.ironmind....nd_Catalog.html

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Very interesting. Give us the scoop Randy!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Yeah... What is this?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

me likey!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

The new IronMind catalog is in the mail, but I wanted everyone to be able to see what's coming—even before they get their catalog—so that's why I posted the cover shot in the IronMind news column.

Sorry that I've been so lame about the forum that Bill nicely let me have because IronMind is a Gripboard sponsor—should this conversation be over there or is it ok where it is (here)?

Also want to say a Big Thank You to everyone for your interest in Zenith—it's got some things going for it that are pretty special.
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#6 OFFLINE   Randall Strossen

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Ok—at least I knew I was lame about how to use this forum, but I didn't realize quite how bad it was: just realized that this is in the area I asked about. :excl:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

The main question is... When do we get to buy them?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

The main question is... When do we get to buy them?


I like to add, how strong do they come and how many models will there be...the answer will be sometime in the future, we shall all know!

Edited by John McCarter, 16 November 2012 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Very nice looking grippers, I'm anxious to see more about them. The race will be on to certify first! (won't be me)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Looks like two mini beer kegs on a spring!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

They look well designed Randy! I like the taper to them. If that extends down to the bottom of the handles, it gives them a 'beyond-the-range' as part of the design.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

I can't wait to get my hands on one of these badboys - they look fantastic

were the prototypes tested by any Captains of Crush (Joe Kinney maybe...)? who has tried one? what are they like? are they the same springs as the COCs? in the same ranges? handle thickness? separate certification list? same rules? selling knurled COCs and smooth handled Zeniths longterm? any likelihood of knurled Zeniths and smooth COCs? mini-Zenith looking IMTUGS?...

oh too many questions - I can actually feel the onset of a GOPD attack, I'm giddy with excitement, I think I'm hyperventilating a bit...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

I can't wait to get my hands on one of these badboys - they look fantastic

were the prototypes tested by any Captains of Crush (Joe Kinney maybe...)? who has tried one? what are they like? are they the same springs as the COCs? in the same ranges? handle thickness? separate certification list? same rules? selling knurled COCs and smooth handled Zeniths longterm? any likelihood of knurled Zeniths and smooth COCs? mini-Zenith looking IMTUGS?...

oh too many questions - I can actually feel the onset of a GOPD attack, I'm giddy with excitement, I think I'm hyperventilating a bit...


If there was any test subjects for "Zenith" I wouldn't have mind to be one of the testers for it, but I wasn't; guess I'll just have to wait for it just like everybody else.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

That is a nice looking gripper.
Interesting name: Wiki definition:
The term zenith is sometimes used to refer to the highest point reached by a celestial body during its apparent orbit around a given point of observation

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

I can't tell on the size. From the look of the spring, and if that band is in the middle of the handle, it seems in between a standard gripper and IMTUG.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Keep those cards & letter coming . . . I read these comments, smile and say, "D***, these guys are good!"

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

...actually I wouldn't be totally surprised to find out these are an IMTUG replacement.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm thinking that maybe IronMind should do a prize for the best guesses—not sure how we could set that up, but I'm open to suggestions.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Inverted gripper?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

The stance looks particularly narrow as well. Maybe a 2" spread or so?