Jeremiah Smith wrote:yes 320 euro is roughly $423 at the moment.
I agree that I would love if a stateside maker would begin producing feders with these dimensions.
I know that it was mentioned that Angus Trim was going to design a Feder....no idea on the dimensions though...
Well, ATrim does do an I-beam trainer at T&TA. I hadn't heard he was doing a feder as well.
I like Ensifer's rolled tips, but I also like Pavel's tips - I would call them flared(?) for safer thrusting.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the rolled tips work in practice. For those who have and are using Ensifers, how (if at all) do you augment the rolled tips? What do you put over them? Also, has there been any recorded incidence of the rolled tips snapping at all? I assume they are rolled before the final heat treatment and tempering, to avoid overly stressing or weakening the steel structure?
Every now and then we have a tip come off our Hanwei Feder's and while It has never led to an injury it would be nice if it didn't happen at all.
The plastic tips on the Hanwei feders are useless. They fall off at the slightest disturbance.
One thing I'd like to see is more 'feder' makers building a complete, integrated blunt tip into the design of their feders so that separate augmentation is not necessary. Whether the best solution is a rolled tip like the Ensifers or perhaps some kind of welded or screwed on 'button' I don't know.