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Poll: If you could buy 1/2" BRIGHTLY colored backer rod to make your stefans with, would you? (155 member(s) have cast votes)

If you could buy 1/2" BRIGHTLY colored backer rod to make your stefans with, would you?

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#26 CynicalSynapses

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:35 PM

We talked to a bunch of manufacturers, and none will do pink without a rediculous shipment (hundreds of thousands of feet of backer rod)
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#27 okto

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:35 PM

"from nerf with love"
red sounds good. and then people can make stefans to look like stock micros. DO EET.
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#28 ompa

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:05 PM

Wait... pre-straightened?!? HOLY SHIT!! AHH I'm definately in, and you can count on Airapache's and Prism's votes as well, they are just both on vacation. At least I know Air is, but I think Prism's at camp.

I'm too lazy to straighten my stefans, but I leave the coil of FBR sitting out in my room for a while, so it's somewhat straight when I cut it... The additional fact that my darts are horribly short, like 1-1.5 inches, doesn't help either. In short, I have very inaccurate darts.

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#29 FIDO

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:00 PM

I would probably pay a bit more to get pre-straightened foam backer rod.
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#30 ompa

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:04 PM

I'm going to get flamed for not straightening my FBR as much as everyone else... But hey, I'm just that damn lazy. And I'll pay a few extra cents for pre-straightened, and a few more extra cents for colored. Laziness is definately a problem with me.

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#31 cxwq

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:06 PM

Hey ShortShit, you know what I want?

You package enough pre-cut red FBR, 1/4" steel shot, and colored hot glue to make 200 darts and just sell the whole deal.

Bonus points if you make several colors of hot glue available so different people/clans can have easily identified darts once everyone is using your red FBR.

Let me know when I can send the money.
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:22 PM

Okay, red'll do.

I'd definately buy large amounts of red FBR. It'll go with the hearts almost as well as the pink.

But I'd rather have it just on a roll. Without any other gimicks with it.

Edited by Suave, 20 July 2004 - 06:22 PM.

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#33 CynicalSynapses

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:42 PM

Hey ShortShit, you know what I want?

You package enough pre-cut red FBR, 1/4" steel shot, and colored hot glue to make 200 darts and just sell the whole deal.

Bonus points if you make several colors of hot glue available so different people/clans can have easily identified darts once everyone is using your red FBR.

Let me know when I can send the money.

We were actually discussing that earlier today, it won't be hard to do at all, and it'll be very convenient. We're definitely going to try to do that if the red rod works out.
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#34 taita cakes

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:28 AM

Marvellous. Simply Marvellous.

Although red seems to be the go, i would certainly be interested in some dayglow.

Poor, poor TIG. He's currently in the process of making 1000 stefans. ;) How would you live. How repititious.
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:56 AM

*you know what? Call me crazy, but wouldn't FBR companies make more money if we just kept loosing our darts?

you know what, great point.....
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#36 okto

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:03 AM

yeah, but theyll make even more if we buy special-order backer rod that costs twice as much.
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#37 taita cakes

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:16 AM

True. But knowing my history with stock darts, they might as well have laser tracking devices. That red colour doesn't really help me that much ... ;)
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:04 AM

*you know what? Call me crazy, but wouldn't FBR companies make more money if we just kept loosing our darts?

you know what, great point.....

But,is the nerf community really that big,so that it would affect the sales of major FBR compines
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#39 Airsoft999

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:27 AM

heh I wonder who said no!

*cough* Ahem... Yeah! the red FBR would be sweet! *cough*
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:04 PM

I think think this is a great idea. Colored, straightend, heck it may even be in a kinda like starter pack thingy. I love u shortshit because it comes to making darts I just want to shrivle up in a ball. I'am very lazy like ompa ;)

Edited by Sharpshooter, 21 July 2004 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:19 PM

I like the idea of colored FBR, but, would the red color be like the "almost invisible in grass red color" of the airjet darts, or a "Red so bright it'll burn your eyeballs" color?
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#42 ShortShit

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:39 PM

fire engine red.
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:16 PM

"almost invisible in grass red color" of the airjet darts

you must have some weeeeeird grass...
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:35 PM

well, it's 2-5" high at any given time, and it's about the same brightness of the darts. The yellow ones get lost often in dandelion season. And the Green nerf balls are as hard to find as the old grey stefans.

Fire engine red sounds good.
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#45 CynicalSynapses

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:37 PM

*you know what? Call me crazy, but wouldn't FBR companies make more money if we just kept loosing our darts?


We're so miniscule in the FBR market, as I said before, for them to even consider getting us bright pink, we'd need to order a truck full, with hundreds of thousands of feet. And that's just the minimum order from them.

The amount that they actually use in construction is insane compared to the amount that thousands of 2" darts use.
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#46 Tinkerer

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:56 PM

well then, whoever decides to order the FBR can supply the NIC for the rest of his/her life.
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On a Sweedish Chainsaw
"Do not try to stop with hands or genitals"
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#47 neonerfer

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:08 PM

Red, precut would be awesome. If it was straight, stefan making would be so much easier. I'm guessing it will be straight considering it doesn't have to be rolled up, right BigShit?
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#48 ShortShit

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:36 PM

lol righteeeoh! buy im going to double check ^_^ I get my sample of the rod tommorrow, its the momment of truth where I see if the rod will be the proper size for our brass/ petg needs. I will also send a bit to kevin(cxwq) and Ryan(spoon) so that they may also varify it for themselves so there is no doubt in the communities mind.
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:08 PM

Great but you should aslo try it in crayolas as not everyone has brass or PETG and don't give me all the ways I can get both I know how I just like crayolas because they are easy to get and extremely cheap.
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:45 PM

sentences! use them, cheese!

to straighten darts, toss them in the dryer for a couple (like two) minutes. straightens them up like a charm.
theres no way the FBR is gonna come in straightened lengths. the FBR gets extruded onto spools, it's coiled from the second it's made. straightened rod would probably cost three times as much, or more.
yall are unbelievably damn lazy.

ShortShit, what kind of minimum order are they quoting you?
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