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Postby cjlax Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:16 am

I happen to be a proud owner of one of these wands! (the first Gen!)
As 15P20 points out the new G-Force 2nd Gen have been changed and use rubber all over them, this increases the weight and franky i just dont like the rubber bits!! (see pic 3!)

This head is solid and with the turret like bits, makes the pinch really nice for catching and throwing, it's not a spade! The weight is average for a D-Head but durability wise it seems sound.

It's currently strung with a custom mesh Jimalax pocket inc double sidewalls to allow for high or low pocket, 2 U shooters and a nylon upper. I've used a new method of top stringing which supposidly helps to spread the stress more when catching.

In all this would make a great D-Head
I may sell her, so if you're interested PM me an make me an offer and we'll see, please bear in mind this is a hardly used FIRST GENERATION G-FORCE, they are quite rare now.
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Postby Dave254023 Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:30 pm

I bought a 2nd Gen G force last year and cracked it in the first game at the neck. It was very cold that day! But it is still useable but i have a nightmare stringing it. I like a head with a good bit of hold and a throw which i can feel the ball in the stick. I just can't manage this with the g-force i have changed the mesh twice too. I am not a great stringer but i haven't even got close to the kinda head i want. :(
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Postby cjlax Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:32 pm

Send it my way and I'll do it for you!

The trick is to use a double side wall. This gives you the freedom to place the mesh where you want it. i double all my sidewalls now, its much better! Especially with the unique sidewall holes that the G-Force has!
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Postby Spencer Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:29 pm

that thing looks to heavy.
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Postby cjlax Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:39 pm

Suprisingly it's not that bad, pretty average weight for a defenders head!
But there again D men don't really want light heads as they're more likely to break in the D man environment!

I've still got one STX BIONIC left in white with white hard Jimalax mesh if anyone is interested, just drop me a PM!
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Postby the pom Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:10 pm

1st gen were good but weak.
2nd gen have shallower front scoop and are very week got through 4 in one season so dont use them any more Revo Pro are best good mix of weight/stiffness wide scoop and narrow throat.
about the best M series by brine are good for stiffness but all are have a bad feel and are shapped like a spoon.
best ever edge 2 bu rare to find new ones if possible at all
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Postby LAXman CRW Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:39 pm

My friend just bought a helix...Hes says its really light but solid...
Whats eveyone elses views?
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Postby cjlax Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:27 pm

My brother uses a Helix for face off, he likes the reverse flare side walls, but there no imporvment on the warping, it's now all bent and pinched!

I've got one just for messing with and its great, light weight and fairly strong, goes well with a light shaft, I have it on the Eurolax C555 - super.

I don't really think its a D man head though?! Good for middies and attack, but still warps on the face!
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Postby whopead Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:49 pm

A head would need to be made of concrete for it not to warp on the face!!
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Postby cjlax Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:30 am

yeah, I'm not saying that all other head don't warp, just that it's warped quite a bit in the time it's been used, this rate of warpage didn't happen with the Evo Pro!!

But for all with warped heads, unstring it, place it in a sink full of hot boiling water and it should correct itself somewhat!
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:47 pm

hmm maybe spec savers should make a memo-flex face off head..
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Postby lax-man-sam Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:51 pm

I have recently got the new Warrior Helix and that so far has been gret, it has awsome scope whic is needed for d!! :D :) :D :)
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Postby Spencer Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:40 pm

has it got a laser sight
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Postby cjlax Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:55 am

I've got a revo pro 2007 for sale ...pm me
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Postby Rob_Hawk Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:06 pm

Its all about the wizzard for me rite now!!! Awesome defensive head but difficult to find nowadays!!!
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Postby Spencer Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:40 pm

why are they hard to find?

you can just get one shipped over from states.
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Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:18 am

Spencer wrote:why are they hard to find?

you can just get one shipped over from states.


Pretty sure they have stopped manufacturing them
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Postby Lloyd_davies Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:13 pm

my current set up is a Brine Vapour soft mesh custom V pocket! the scoop is great and retention is good too without sacrificing passing speed distance or accuracy! not too sure about the strength. It's good but does flex a little too much (suppose it's better than it snaping though)!

Anyway, Has anyone played with a Brine Ti 22 defence shaft for any length of time?? how easy does it dent bend etc? My Ignite supra as beautifully light and fast but it dents really easy havent bent it too badly yet though!

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Postby solbish2519 Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:41 am

guys brine vapour everytime. ive always used one. they are super light and wikid for and chceck u want and great for transition =] and dirt cheap. my best bet!
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Postby Tom_Southampton Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:02 am

i thought general concensus was that the wizard had been discontinued but it is still on the new Gait Website (which is much better than the old one) so i do wonder.
the majority of the cost of manufacturing a head must be in tooling up the machine so it whouldn't theoretically be too expensive to keep making, or even start remaking a head
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