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eebowler wrote:
The knurling is pretty awesome but not super necessary and the head design again is awesome, but a basic cone shape like option 1 is fine if it keeps the cost to a minimum. Thanks

If knurling is needed on any light it is this one. At over 3lb it will need every bit of grip it can get. Lack of knurling is not an option IMHO. Remember the battery tube will be a SRK sized tube, that is already hard for some people to hold onto with extra grippy surface.

The cost will be basically the same between 1 and 2, if anything 2 would be a bit cheaper due to less mill work needed (aka, almost everything can be done on the lathe)

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One or three look good to me. Two and four look a little too unbalanced (big and/or heavy head).

 

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
One or three look good to me. Two and four look a little too unbalanced (big and/or heavy head).

The weight between them is all very close, IIRC 2 was actually a bit lighter with the last weights I saw.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
eebowler wrote:
The knurling is pretty awesome but not super necessary and the head design again is awesome, but a basic cone shape like option 1 is fine if it keeps the cost to a minimum. Thanks

If knurling is needed on any light it is this one. At over 3lb it will need every bit of grip it can get.

Matte sand blasted finish will do the job too.
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Jerommel wrote:
Matte sand blasted finish will do the job too.

In a search and rescue situation where things always seem to be wet and dirty, I just don’t see that being enough.

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Matte sand blasted finish will do the job too.

In a search and rescue situation where things always seem to be wet and dirty, I just don’t see that being enough.


Maybe you’re right.
Depends on how matte / sand blasted it is too.
But i don’t think the market for the GT is the ‘professional world’ of search and rescue.
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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
One or three look good to me. Two and four look a little too unbalanced (big and/or heavy head).

Thanks!
You seem to be one of the few that likes #3.
I’m a bit disappointed in the result myself actually, i voted for #1.
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Texas_Ace wrote:
pinkpanda3310 wrote:
One or three look good to me. Two and four look a little too unbalanced (big and/or heavy head).

The weight between them is all very close, IIRC 2 was actually a bit lighter with the last weights I saw.


Are you talking about the head or over all host Weight?

 

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I like #1, but I don’t think I like the red color rounding the button. Maybe different color or just same color with the button would make it look better?

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design one looks good but needs more grip

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Voted. I like them all, so it doesn’t matter to me which one wins. Glad to see #5 has a few votes.

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  1. looks unique and high-end. The others remind me too much of existing lights.
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lightx wrote:
I like #1, but I don’t think I like the red color rounding the button. Maybe different color or just same color with the button would make it look better?

Small details like that are definitely not set in stone, so don’t worry about it Smile
The main thing is the shape/style of the flashlight body.

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Jerommel wrote:
Maybe you’re right. Depends on how matte / sand blasted it is too. But i don’t think the market for the GT is the ‘professional world’ of search and rescue.

You would be surprised what “professional search and rescue” means. Generally things like flashlights are left up to the “man on the ground” to get for themselves save for maybe a cheap light or a old school “lantern”.

Same with cops, firefighters ect. They are pretty much on their own when it comes to this type of equipment and generally wholly under equipped due to not having the funds to spend on good tools.

Heck most of the cops around me, even though they are some of the best paid and top cops in the country, still have nothing more then a basic ~50-100 lumen AA powered flashlight. If that in many cases, I know some that use the 9 led jobs from walmart!

I could actually see this light being very popular with “professionals” from all walks of life form police to firefighters to search and rescue (which is usually a combo of the prior ones) to farmers and more.

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Texas_Ace wrote:

You would be surprised what “professional search and rescue” means. Generally things like flashlights are left up to the “man on the ground” to get for themselves save for maybe a cheap light or a old school “lantern”.

Same with cops, firefighters ect. They are pretty much on their own when it comes to this type of equipment and generally wholly under equipped due to not having the funds to spend on good tools.

Heck most of the cops around me, even though they are some of the best paid and top cops in the country, still have nothing more then a basic ~50-100 lumen AA powered flashlight. If that in many cases, I know some that use the 9 led jobs from walmart!

I could actually see this light being very popular with “professionals” from all walks of life form police to firefighters to search and rescue (which is usually a combo of the prior ones) to farmers and more.

Then go all-out on the knurling, like this!

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omfg, FLASHLLIGHT AND POTATO, what a time to be alive
this is REVOLUTION in FLASHLIGHT INDUSTRY

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Can we make it an EDC thrower?, LOL

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actually i like the Design 2 most, it looks tough, the design 1 look smooth and easily slipping. The weight of the flashlight will makes it become nightmare

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MortyDuck wrote:
But those fins on number 1 is way of in my thougts….

They are all too low. I have brought this up in the GT thread, and I was told that, even though they are technically useless, they won’t be moved or added to. I can’t live with a ‘technically incorrect’ light so I had to vote against it.
The design looks purposeful, but I was a fan of 5ar’s from day one.

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JockRobbins wrote:

They are all too low. I have brought this up in the GT thread, and I was told that, even though they are technically useless, they won’t be moved or added to. I can’t live with a ‘technically incorrect’ light so I had to vote against it.
The design looks purposeful, but I was a fan of 5ar’s from day one.


Sure they could get moved, this is just a planning stage of what the general style will be.
I can guarantee you it will not end up looking exactly like any of these designs.

Also, they are not useless, just because fins are not directly beside the heat source does not mean they are useless.
Heat is conducted through aluminum, go look at the heat maps done on the light.

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JockRobbins wrote:

They are all too low. I have brought this up in the GT thread, and I was told that, even though they are technically useless, they won’t be moved or added to. I can’t live with a ‘technically incorrect’ light so I had to vote against it.
The design looks purposeful, but I was a fan of 5ar’s from day one.


Sure they could get moved, this is just a planning stage of what the general style will be.
I can guarantee you it will not end up looking exactly like any of these designs.

Also, they are not useless, just because fins are not directly beside the heat source does not mean they are useless.
Heat is conducted through aluminum, go look at the heat maps done on the light.

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Since my vote of design 4 makes no difference I voted for design 5 which was my first choice.

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Voted for 3 like 1 as well. Can believe 3 is not getting more love! Whatever is decided she will be beautiful on the inside. Lol

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For how much time will the voting going to be open? Design 1 and 2 are neck to neck…!!!

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AlexGT wrote:
For how much time will the voting going to be open? Design 1 and 2 are neck to neck…!!!

If they are this close, I don’t think we will make a concrete decision yet.
Saying “this one won by 2 votes so this is what everyone gets” would not be very nice…
I think all the designs can be improved, and if anything we should get more information on which is cheaper/easier to manufacture, has more features, tweak the renders a little, etc…
And then do a repoll in a few weeks/months with only the top two designs.
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I like design number 1 the most, the “danish dynamite”

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Lexel wrote:
design one looks good but needs more grip

Voted for 1, but indeed needs some knurling on the handle to make it perfect.

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Enderman wrote:
JockRobbins wrote:

They are all too low. I have brought this up in the GT thread, and I was told that, even though they are technically useless, they won’t be moved or added to. I can’t live with a ‘technically incorrect’ light so I had to vote against it.
The design looks purposeful, but I was a fan of 5ar’s from day one.


Sure they could get moved, this is just a planning stage of what the general style will be.
I can guarantee you it will not end up looking exactly like any of these designs.

Also, they are not useless, just because fins are not directly beside the heat source does not mean they are useless.
Heat is conducted through aluminum, go look at the heat maps done on the light.

Ummm no – I was told unequivocally that the fins won’t be changed. And maybe I used “useless” a bit loosely, but in my opinion if they are going to be there they may as well straddle the hottest area, rather than flail underneath Tired

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Koenta wrote:
Lexel wrote:
design one looks good but needs more grip

Voted for 1, but indeed needs some knurling on the handle to make it perfect.

I don’t think it needs more knurling, it’s got a baseball bat nub on the end. If Yoenis can hang on to this bat without letting it fly into the seats, we could certainly hang onto a friggin flashlight Big Smile

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JockRobbins wrote:

Ummm no – I was told unequivocally that the fins won’t be changed. And maybe I used “useless” a bit loosely, but in my opinion if they are going to be there they may as well straddle the hottest area, rather than flail underneath Tired


Where? I don’t see any posts from you in the recent two pages?
Is this from farther back?

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