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Flipping Magazine

Uz4u Feb 27, 2018

  1. Uz4u

    Uz4u Misanthrope

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    Hey, I'm back..

    So I might be putting together a 40page balisong manipulation magazine.

    Who would be interested?

    It'll have to go for $15 an Issue to make it work with individual shipping.

    Anyone who wants to contribute is welcome to. I'll need photos, and articles (new stuff would be appreciated)

    And anyone with any new photos, please do not post them in this thread, the whole point of the magazine is to shop people stuff they haven't seen before.

    I'll be feature makers, modders and flippers, With some highlight pages on flipping related injuries and tattoos.

    peace
     
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  2. skyblue

    skyblue JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I returned to the hobby 2 years ago, too late to enjoy Bali Times or Balisong Collector during their heyday, and I have always relished whatever little coverage current magazines like Blade, Knives Illustrated or Knife World allocate to the balisong. Reading though Chuck Gollnick's archived articles is like uncovering a gold mine of information of how the knife evolved in this country, from Les de Asis' humble garage-made prototype, early bladesmiths being demonized by Robert Terzuola and the Guild in the 80s, to its current popularity amid a new breed of custom makers. I think that it's important for your magazine to acknowledge these knife makers by featuring them and their art, along with those brave pioneers who paved the way and have since passed on or retired. Flipping is just a part of the balisong experience, and I fear that limiting your magazine's subject to balisong manipulation (which is better learned through visual medium, a plethora of which are already available online) might be extremely short-sighted. You need to include the collectors who are willing to shell out the big bucks for custom knives in your demographic. They are more likely to pony up $15 an issue over flippers, who are a younger demographic and are less likely to spend that much on a magazine, much less purchase a subscription.
     
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  3. skyblue

    skyblue JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    dupe...
     
  4. blkolb

    blkolb Little Member

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    I'd be interested in contributing an article for this magazine.
     
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  5. Morgan McQueeney

    Morgan McQueeney JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I would be interested in the magazine as long as it was more than 1 issue.

    SEMPER FI,
    GUNNY
     
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  6. bobaloo399

    bobaloo399 Little member

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    I'd be interested in this. I would love to read about the history of flipping and people who pushed the community to where it is today. Influential flippers, makers, drops, tricks, and knives would be really cool to read about. I would just hope it doesn't veer towards tutorials on how to manipulate butterfly knives, because that's been done before on a much better medium.
     
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  7. Uz4u

    Uz4u Misanthrope

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    It will be informative, I'm working to gather as much info as I can about the history of flipping and balisongs in general. Anyone with knowledge there of would be quite helpful.

    And there will be as many issues as people are willing to buy/read.
     
  8. Morgan McQueeney

    Morgan McQueeney JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I AM IN

    SEMPER FI,
    GUNNY
     
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  9. Uz4u

    Uz4u Misanthrope

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    I'm shooting to have this done by April 1st. And just so you know, a LARGE portion of any profit will be put back into the community for prizes and such.
     
  10. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    .....April 1st.....some might call it an omen....
     
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  11. Uz4u

    Uz4u Misanthrope

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    oh shit lol, didnt think about that. It wont ship till later that month though
     
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  12. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Good I'll borrow yours ,,,LOL I'm interested ,,but not sold as of yet,, Most of are archives contain that knowledge ,,granted not all of it,, but I'll probably go for a first issue,,
     
  13. Morgan McQueeney

    Morgan McQueeney JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I will share brother LMAO !!!

    SEMPER FI BROTHER,
    GUNNY
     
  14. Dustygmt

    Dustygmt Tiger Snot Expert JDBA Official Member

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    Great idea. Very interesting.
     
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  15. Balibuyer

    Balibuyer JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Agreed....would probably have to get atleast the first issue.
     
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  16. Cons

    Cons Little Member

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    I'd definitely be down for the first issue and maybe more
     
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  17. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    Desmodus and I were thinking about a digital mag type thing months ago. Seemed more green friendly.

    It would take shitloads of content to make it worthwhile.

    “Make it a thing”
     
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  18. Uz4u

    Uz4u Misanthrope

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    I'm trying lol
     
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  19. san-mai-usa

    san-mai-usa JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Digital would be much better, as you could include video tutorials.
     
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  20. wes

    wes Mephistopheles Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    I have to agree with the digital folks. A podcast or video cast format would be much better. You could use a website for photos but you need more than written pieces in this day and age. Seeing the change in forum participation over the last decade or so certainly reveals a lack of participation in written for video.

    A Patreon might be good as well with people going 'pay for play'. I will assume you are an exceptional flipper and will be able to produce many of the segments yourself. Once you dilute to use many others your need to pay for content, your profit drops like a stone.

    If you do go magazine format, your written content would need to be exceptional to compete with forums, Instagram, and Flickr, however. Once again, I will assume you have exceptional writing and photography skills. Good video though might have a reasonable chance in this very active niche market.

    I look forward to following your progress and applaud your idea.
     

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