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With Brian's rolling out the new Optik 2 line... Give your thoughts, what you'd like to see and if you'll be buying or ordering a set.

Best look so far at the C/A

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30 minutes ago, Peter36 said:

I wonder what the MAX core is

they made a new design named after me, im honored.

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2 hours ago, Peter36 said:

I wonder what the MAX core is

Stiffer than FLY.  I'm guessing 2S stiff.  

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10 hours ago, cwarnar said:

Stiffer than FLY.  I'm guessing 2S stiff.  

No idea how to define that, but yes, it's a stiffer core and it should maintain the stiffness longer too in use. 

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One underated way to make a stock graphic really pop.  Love the use of Jenpro, Weave and Matte on this set.  Matte grey looks sick...

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3 minutes ago, cwarnar said:

One underated way to make a stock graphic really pop.  Love the use of Jenpro, Weave and Matte on this set.  Matte grey looks sick...

If the air mesh vents were removed off the face of the pad, this would have to be my all-time favourite graphic

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1 minute ago, Aquilzz said:

If the air mesh vents were removed off the face of the pad, this would have to be my all-time favourite graphic

Kings of custom... I'm sure they would do it for you

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2 minutes ago, cwarnar said:

Kings of custom... I'm sure they would do it for you

Yep, they definitely would. Such a shame the Optik1s never really worked for me especially when compared to the Gen4s. 

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28 minutes ago, Aquilzz said:

Yep, they definitely would. Such a shame the Optik1s never really worked for me especially when compared to the Gen4s. 

How so... I debating Optik 2 or IV.  I'm planning a visit to see @TGC-Rance and figure out which route is better for me

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50 minutes ago, cwarnar said:

How so... I debating Optik 2 or IV.  I'm planning a visit to see @TGC-Rance and figure out which route is better for me

For me, they just played too boxy. Of course, this is exactly what they're designed for and they play that style extremely well. Growing up in Vaughn, I definitely want my pads to move with me more, and thats what Gnetik does. 

Also, I found there's still a strong case for a traditional outer roll. Noticed quite a few pucks skipping or almost skipping over because of it. Maybe just my technique, but with the traditional outer rolls, it never happens to me. 

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33 minutes ago, Aquilzz said:

For me, they just played too boxy. Of course, this is exactly what they're designed for and they play that style extremely well. Growing up in Vaughn, I definitely want my pads to move with me more, and thats what Gnetik does. 

Also, I found there's still a strong case for a traditional outer roll. Noticed quite a few pucks skipping or almost skipping over because of it. Maybe just my technique, but with the traditional outer rolls, it never happens to me. 

Good to know.  I'm in GT Pros right now and may look for a stiffer pad (GT2 with a solid outer roll and hypercomp may work) but the Optik 2 and G5 are on my radar

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25 minutes ago, cwarnar said:

Good to know.  I'm in GT Pros right now and may look for a stiffer pad (GT2 with a solid outer roll and hypercomp may work) but the Optik 2 and G5 are on my radar

GT2's will play stiffer than the GT1's, but not super boxy.

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34 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

GT2's will play stiffer than the GT1's, but not super boxy.

You should know more than anyone how picky I am ;)

Might have to wait for a GT3

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4 hours ago, cwarnar said:

One underated way to make a stock graphic really pop.  Love the use of Jenpro, Weave and Matte on this set.  Matte grey looks sick...

Not sure why, but this graphic makes me think of The Transformers.   I forsee many sets of O2's in red, white and blue on the horizon.

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1 hour ago, cwarnar said:

You should know more than anyone how picky I am ;)

Might have to wait for a GT3

You're never going to get a new set. :rofl:

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33 minutes ago, Puckstopper said:

Not sure why, but this graphic makes me think of The Transformers.   I forsee many sets of O2's in red, white and blue on the horizon.

I completely see that, too. Especially Starscream

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32 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

You're never going to get a new set. :rofl:

Dammit .. I guess if I was THS regular I would... Or if I could just pull the trigger without over thinking it

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56 minutes ago, Puckstopper said:

Not sure why, but this graphic makes me think of The Transformers.   I forsee many sets of O2's in red, white and blue on the horizon.

The O2 graphic also reminds me of Lundqvist's custom graphic from a couple seasons ago, also a True Design option.  Not making an Attack of the Clones claim here, you can pick any 3-4 year window and see graphics from different companies that have a similar feel, this was just bugging me until I realized what it reminded me of.

O2 vs Lundqvist.PNG

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1 minute ago, cwarnar said:

Dammit .. I guess if I was THS regular I would... Or if I could just pull the trigger without over thinking it

I mean, you can send me the money and I will pull the trigger for you.  Just to make sure it happens...for you.......of course...

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9 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

I mean, you can send me the money and I will pull the trigger for you.  Just to make sure it happens...for you.......of course...

Don't bother sending SBR your specs either. He'll just use his own.

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47 minutes ago, Mroy31 said:

The O2 graphic also reminds me of Lundqvist's custom graphic from a couple seasons ago, also a True Design option.  Not making an Attack of the Clones claim here, you can pick any 3-4 year window and see graphics from different companies that have a similar feel, this was just bugging me until I realized what it reminded me of.

O2 vs Lundqvist.PNG

Also, I thought of the graphic from McKenney's XPG1 line that came out earlier this year. Very similar as well:

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I'm willing to bet the O2 blocker will be absolutely amazing. I love the Optik blocker as is, just needs a couple tweaks here and there (mostly the sidewall needs some stiffness).

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9 hours ago, keeperton said:

I'm willing to bet the O2 blocker will be absolutely amazing. I love the Optik blocker as is, just needs a couple tweaks here and there (mostly the sidewall needs some stiffness).

Expect this and more pop too

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