Help choose the BLF Q8 bezel UPDATED with new pics, maybe want to change your vote?

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Help choose the BLF Q8 bezel UPDATED with new pics, maybe want to change your vote?
1 I do not care about the Q8, do not want it, but I do like to vote in polls!
1% (1 vote)
2 cut outs most like the SRKs have
34% (51 votes)
3 flat no light escaping head down on a real flat surface
9% (13 votes)
4 flat with very small cuts to let light escape when placed head down on a flat surface
10% (15 votes)
5 flat with cut outs to let light escape when placed head down on a flat surface
9% (14 votes)
6 wave
32% (47 votes)
7 I really do not care what bezel is put on there
5% (8 votes)
Total votes: 149
Edited by: The Miller on 06/03/2016 - 06:07
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I choose ‘do not choose yet.’

Did I win? Silly

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The bezel
After some interesting discussion these are the options
We will present the top 2 to Thorfire
And thanks to Thijsco we can present these all in similar manner (the metal shining wave bezel Lazy-R-us made would of course have gotten all the votes, being shiney and metal and all, so we keep it fair here Smile )

UPDATE Thijsco used the technical drawings from Thorfire of the Q8 V1 head design to show us better how the bezels look.
You might want to reconsider your vote after seeing this.

1 I do not care about the Q8, do not want it, but I do like to vote in polls!

2 cut outs most like the SRKs have:

3 flat no light escaping head down on a real flat surface

4 flat with very small cuts to let light escape when placed head down on a flat surface

5 flat with cut outs to let light escape when placed head down on a flat surface

6 wave

7 I really do not care what bezel is put on there

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I like the first one with large cut outs…

 

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unknown00101 wrote:
I choose ‘do not choose yet.’

Did I win? Silly

You lost!

“do not choose yet” was the winner. You were so close.

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You won…..a new poll to participate in!

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I'm really like'n the wave from those drawings, so I joined you bud as vote #2 I guess smile. As long as it's SS. Black oxide coating  would be cool though.

Hhmm, the wave is tied with:  I don't GAC, GAS, or GAF, ahhh, #7 frown

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wait what?
I cancelled vote and added numbers to the options
Still problem Tom?
here it looks good

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Still like the wave most
But choose flat with very small cut outs for its easier fabrication (sorry Sharpie they’ll have enough of a challenge I think Smile ) and I hoped appeal to both flat bezel lovers and safety lovers.

Interesting to see the little tuned down SRK style take the lead so hefty now.

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The Miller wrote:
wait what? I cancelled vote and added numbers to the options Still problem Tom? here it looks good

Seriously, I'm agreeing with you - I like the wave the best!

Wave On

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Idk which option is it, but it got to be not sharp.

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Mr.Poppy wrote:
Idk which option is it, but it got to be not sharp.

 The wave looks the smoothest, just say'n... innocent

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Yes no sharp edges of course.
That wave sure does smoorhes through all life’s challenges.
I see the one I voted for has more votes so I might just change it to the wonderful wave Wink

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Love the drawings. Thanks for whoever did them Smile

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OOPS!
Thijsco credited and of course special mention for Lazy-R-us who made that beautiful metal render!

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And thanks to you, The Miller, for a smooth running GB so far!

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Other: replaceable nylon inserts that thread in allowing them to conduct light out during headstand but minimizing distortion to the beam. Think of the bezel with holes that was in the main thread but nylon or plastic screws threaded in to glow if the light is headstanding and on.

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^ I like that idea, but as it’s not in the poll it’s between 2 and 6.

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mapache wrote:
^ I like that idea, but as it’s not in the poll it’s between 2 and 6.

Expressing my opinion that I prefer something else. Six or eight holes for threaded or even push in plugs would allow light to exit and allow for use of both translucent and gitd inserts. Having four white or clear inserts to emit indicating the light is on and four gitd inserts to aid in locating would set it apart and be very useful.

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tekwyzrd wrote:
mapache wrote:
^ I like that idea, but as it’s not in the poll it’s between 2 and 6.

Expressing my opinion that I prefer something else. Six or eight holes for threaded or even push in plugs would allow light to exit and allow for use of both translucent and gitd inserts. Having four white or clear inserts to emit indicating the light is on and four gitd inserts to aid in locating would set it apart and be very useful.


Argh did I miss this in the Q8 thread? I was under the impression the bezel with holes was out but with inserts it would be cool. Yet we would talk about more parts and assembly steps.
So if this thread goes wild over it I can add it as option but for now I lean to saying it seems like a nice mod.

And wauw, in a couple of hours that wave rolled from a third/fourth position to shared 1
Keep on rolling!

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Im liking the unique look and smooth edges of the wave assuming its doable without adding cost. If its not feasible then I would go with #2 standard srk look.

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Is they are done right, none should have sharp edges.

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This poll kinda split votes – non-wave is split to 4 options and wave only has one option.

Just saying, right now it’s 56:36 cut vs wave but the poll shows wave is winning.

56% enough to riot. Evil

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Pulsar13 wrote:
This poll kinda split votes – non-wave is split to 4 options and wave only has one option.

Just saying, right now it’s 56:36 cut vs wave but the poll shows wave is winning.

56% enough to riot. Evil

Sharpie wrote:
Proportional representation, or first past the post?

Isn’t it normal practice to enter the two contenders that aquire the highest number of votes into a new final vote?

They did when they chose the UEFA President recently. Wink

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Andrew2007 wrote:
Pulsar13 wrote:
This poll kinda split votes – non-wave is split to 4 options and wave only has one option.

Just saying, right now it’s 56:36 cut vs wave but the poll shows wave is winning.

56% enough to riot. Evil

Isn’t it normal practice to enter the two contenders that aquire the highest number of votes into a new final vote?

They did when they chose the UEFA President recently. Wink


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Well 65% now does not choose wave
And 71% now not want a srk style

It is simple there are options all discussed.
If the wave would have had more designs it would be in there.

We had a link to the post where the bezel discussion started in the OP and in the title was made clear it was bezel time.

Personally I find all designs different and do not group them, heck that flat with very small cutouts would be in the “flat” and “with cutouts” group
It would also be in a third group with the flat with bigger cut outs.
The wave and srk style have longest areas for light to escape and form a group
I think we would get more groups then options lol

Then we are going to propose the top two ranking to Thorfire and let them choose.
(So right now they would get a very easy to make and a wave that is hard. It is going to be hard to have the Q8 package for $40 so if they really love the wave they might do it or if it actually costs no more. We’ll see and besides poll not over.)

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How about a poll to see if we should have a run-off.
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Sorry, just kidding Evil

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I voted for the wave, but 2 and 5 are very good too.

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The voting on here may be open to some abuse.

Once you place your vote and then see how it’s going you can then cancel it and vote again – tactical voting. Sick

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True Andrew2007
I started with the flat with small cut outs, it was lonely without any votes then and I thought it would appeal to both flat bezel lovrs and those who want safety (still dont understand why it does not get more votes)
now I am at wave

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The numbers confused me, I had to cancel and vote again.

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