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Top 5 balisongs (in your opinion)

TheFriar Oct 5, 2015

  1. ugotowned4

    ugotowned4 Huge member

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    For me in ascending order from good to best
    4. Flytanium 67 (Tach 2 and Flytanium 67 as tied I can't decide :madaddy:)
    4. Tach 2
    3. Replicant
    2. 41MC
    1. Alpha Beast
     
  2. InfinityShade

    InfinityShade Level: True Devil

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    Spyderco spyderfly Vg10
    Brs alpha beast
    Brs replicant
    Bm 42
    Tach 2

    For a momentum based style this is my order. The ab and rep are about even but i prefer tang over zen pins.
     
  3. Brad_Gilbert

    Brad_Gilbert JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Flytanium 63
    Flytanium 51
    Premium replicant (rounded g10)
    Benchmade 42 t-latch
    Ex10

    No specific order, but definitely my top 5.
     
  4. Jvamis

    Jvamis International Devil Welcome Squad Leader JDBA Official Member

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    :madaddy:5 pages for this Theard !!!

    A moderator can propose it with a poll vote ???:jdwink2:
     
  5. Vampill

    Vampill Preschooler JDBA Official Member

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    1. BaliYo
    2. BBBarfly
    3. Compass (drawing tool)
    4. Willie Moon ORION
    5. Balzano's first fingers
     
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  6. ManRay

    ManRay Average member

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    1.BM42
    2.alpha Beast
    3.Tachyon 2
    4.Replicant
    5.BM51
     
  7. The Mini

    The Mini Huge member

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    I thought you were serious until you mentioned the Orion. :bwah:
     
  8. CannedBullets

    CannedBullets JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    1. Stonewashed Hom Specter
    2. BRS Alpha Beast
    3. Benchmade 43

    And I'm not sure where to rank the rest of my collection.
     
  9. slapshotbak15

    slapshotbak15 Little member

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    Question?

    Would a Benchmade 46 be considered a good flipper? I have not seen anyone include it in the previous posts. Just wondering where the 46 would stand in comparison? Perhaps it would be easier to compare it to the 42? If so I wonder your thoughts.

    ( Sorry NOT trying to get off topic to original questions )
     
  10. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Problem with the 46 is the false edge. It makes it uncomfortable to flip... unless you get the false edge sharpened an flip it double edged.
     
  11. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Completely out of fucks to give Brigade Member

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    I find that the end of the edge/ start of the choil on the false edge side to actually be sharp, to the point where it could possibly cut you and yes, uncomfortable...

    as LB said better to sharpen...

    choils are stupid...always...!!!
     
  12. VashHash

    VashHash JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I agree with this and I've had it happen during chaplins. Other than that i did enjoy flipping it.
     
  13. Ctak619

    Ctak619 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    1. AB
    2. FlyTi 67
    3. Rep
    4. Tach2
    5. BM42
     
  14. PCTGnashty

    PCTGnashty Little member

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    Honestly my AB is the best flipper I've personally encountered. However, there are lots of things to consider if you really only want to splurge on one high end knife.

    I would suggest that you do some research and decide if you think you would be a slower more methodical flipper who does bigger moves and focuses on flow/rollovers, or a faster flipper focusing on ricochets and such.

    For slower styles of flipping I would generally recommend the AB or Tachyon II.

    For faster styles of flipping I would recommend a BM 51 morpho (or a BRS Replicant if you can find one)

    P.S. The BRS Replicant would also be a great hybrid for the two styles if you are interested.
     
  15. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Now it's almost August 2017 almost 2 years after the last post ,with improvements made to the bali-songs . What are your 5 best flippers ,have they change if you posted in this thread 2 years back . or if you didn't still want to know everyone's opinion .I'm a collector but what little flipping I can do I like

    Hom's Bas-k
    Rosterfish
    Balibalistic Hammerhead
    BRS Rep
    Talisong
     
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  16. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    palathius alpha beast midtech 2.0
    bm47 springer
    alpha beast 2.0
    prodigy with custom spacers
    tachyon 2 tanto
     
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  17. gunlove

    gunlove Average member

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    1. BM42 (I like the clang and simplicity)
    2. Alt. Rep. (I think this is the best knife out there regardless of it also having the best price)
    3. AB
    4. Flyti 63
    5. Flyti 51
     
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  18. XtraMedium

    XtraMedium Devil's Cohort JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    1. Pinoy Knife Fat Lady
    2. Talisong
    3. Replicant ( I agree with gun love...for the money, there is nothing better than a rep.)
    4.Alpha Beast (prefer 1 or 2)
    5. Roton USA Recurve
     
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  19. Dustygmt

    Dustygmt Tiger Snot Expert JDBA Official Member

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    For production Bali's I think the list won't stray too far away from these 5, these are the quintessential 5 in my opinion. Most of them are accessible and affordable and if you're put looking for your first "real" balisong for flipping you're either going to buy or be recommended to buy one of these "5".

    Alpha Beast
    Replicant
    Barebones
    Hom basilisk
    BM 4x



    Edit: I too agree with Gunloves remarks about the Replicant. It's kind of the Glock of the Bali world IMO, it is totally adequate and lacks nothing, it suits skilled and novice practitioners. I love it, the Alpha Beast kind of represents the 1911 class, in my mind. I love and own both but I lean tward the Glock/Rep. Lol.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
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  20. Ben.

    Ben. Not FBI JDBA Official Member

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    1. GDOK EX10
    2. Palethius BC
    3. ELB Pro Flipper
    4. Hom Tempest
    5. Microtech Tachyon 2
     
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