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Alpha Beast 3.0 Thick and Thin

chutcher Sep 4, 2019

  1. chutcher

    chutcher JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I occasionally hear people talk about the AB thick and AB thin. Can someone please explain to me exactly what the hell the difference is? I can pretty much deduce that one is thicker than the other, but how much of a difference? I get the impression that the thin was the very first run of the AB 3.0 and after that they were thicker. If this is correct, then why did BRS start making them thicker? Which flips better? Are there any other differences? WTF?
     
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  2. thatsagoodcut

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    I've gleaned some knowledge from questions asked during livestreams with the makers; essentially everyone was used to the thin AB, and then when more 3.0s dropped something felt "off". I did some measurements myself and there is significant difference.

    For example a thin AB weighed 4.80oz but a newer thick AB bowie weighed 5.01oz and had a lighter blade. This obviously changes the feel in that its not only heavier but the weight is distributed a bit differently.

    The reason BRS gave (during a livestream with looseyfur) was that the titanium stock they used in later runs was a little bit thicker. Thats it. Thats was his reason. They used different stock and it happened to be different.

    Some people prefer the thinner ones, some the thicker ones. BRS in the past has basically told people to get over it, and learn how to flip whatever it is they release, and not have a preference. Regardless of what their stance is though, some members of the community clearly have a preference for thin over thick. Some modders (hammer, rotten, etc) have in the past or do currently offer services to mill out spots in AB handles to lighten them up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  3. apdallaround

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    I thought the thicks were only a run of bowie’s that were done with slightly thicker handle material stock.
     
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    thatsagoodcut Little Member

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    As far as I know the only thin run was the first run of 3.0, since then they've all been the thicker stock. Don't know for sure, but feel like its accurate.
     
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  5. chutcher

    chutcher JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    When was the first drop of the 3.0s?
     
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    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    late August of ‘15

    late October same year they did 3.0 premiums with ano and pocket clip

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    screen shots from my album with dates at the top, photos just after delivery

    this shows another point that early 3.0 standards didn’t have a crowned spine

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  8. thatsagoodcut

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    Ah yea, forgot that detail about the early ABs having a flat spine, theres probably a few other differences.
     
  9. Balibuyer

    Balibuyer JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Nice records bro, damn. And I'm super jealous of the JD shit you have. Why doesn't JD have a little web store or something. I'd buy up tons of JD shit if I could to support this place.
     
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  10. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    Message Mr.LaBella and see if he has any gear available.
     
  11. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    That dude is on a yacht somewhere. He gives no shits.
     
  12. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    no no
    he is cruising the trailer park pretending to be a repo man for blowjobs
     
  13. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Seriously, for the better part of the past year, he's been trying to buy a T-shirt from Ron. As of today, @Mr.LaBella STILL hasn't answered if he has one in his size.

    If you wanna sell some shit, you needa let people know what ya got!

    I know he's a busy man, but we've tried to get a straight answer since 09/14/18...
     
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  14. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    damn
     
  15. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Crogers. Wtf? Stop f ing around.
     
  16. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    ...I`ve heard he keeps the Tshirts in the same place he has the JD balisongs....
     
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  17. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    when Linos comes around he brings the ZINGERS:xxrotflma
     
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  18. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    What? Where? Why?
     
  19. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Chachi is a cool dude
     
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  20. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    I tried looking through that JD Gears thread and I ended up being more confused. I just want a white JD hat and some stickers. For the love of Gawd somebody help me!!!

    ***Or anything with a picture of that smirking JD devil (always loved that logo)
     
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