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Thread: I made my Novatac 120 Grippier! :D

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    Default I made my Novatac 120 Grippier! :D

    Hi everyone! Iíve been reading on how to make oneís flashlight more grippier, and Iíve came across the heat shrink method - wrapping a large sheath around the flashlight body then shrink it, or wrapping a big piece of rubber around it. While these two methods work to prevent slipping, it also spoils the aesthetic appeal of the light! I prefer keeping the metallic anodized look and feel of the Novatac, and Iím kinda allergic to big rubbery things!



    Anyways, enough ramblingÖ hereís my way of doing it! As you can see there are two 1mm gap on the Novatac 120T (same with 120P) to allow for heat dissipation. And I happened to find 2 spare O-rings lying around, so what better use for it than to fill the slit! Heheheh

    Tada! the subtle yet eye-pleasing result:

    The O-rings are 16mm diameter by 1mm widthÖÖ but I believe a ~13mm diameter by 1.4mm would create an even TIGHTER fit, which sadly I currently donít have.

    Now itís even grippier than before, improving the low aggressive knurling. O-rings donít spoil the look and also doesnít affect the heat sinking in anyway. Itís semi-permanent, and only comes off when you want it to, and will not affect battery changes at all. Now, please cheer for me!! Hooray! Mehehehehe
    Last edited by xiaowenzu; 11-15-2007 at 02:20 AM.

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    Default Re: I made my Novatac 120 Slip-proof! :D

    boohooo! *cries* I guess no-one likes Xiaowen's mod. erm.. I put a lot of effort into it, ya know.

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    Default Re: I made my Novatac 120 Slip-proof! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaowenzu View Post
    boohooo! *cries* I guess no-one likes Xiaowen's mod. erm.. I put a lot of effort into it, ya know.
    Throwing tow o-rings onto a flashlight is not really a mod. It has the same effect as fuzzy dice on a rear view mirror. I guess it is more a Pep Boy job. Please do not take it personally, it is only my 2 cent opinion.

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    Default Re: I made my Novatac 120 Grippier! :D

    I like it. A good way to improve one's grip on the light. I thinks it looks pretty good too.

    Not like fuzzy dice at all...

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    Default Re: I made my Novatac 120 Grippier! :D

    So I am not the only one,I have used a 15mm ID 4mm thick,on mine
    Perfect for grip.
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    Default Re: I made my Novatac 120 Grippier! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob187 View Post
    I like it. A good way to improve one's grip on the light. I thinks it looks pretty good too.

    Not like fuzzy dice at all...
    Thanks man! I'm grateful someone appreciates all that hard work which went into it. tehehe I think it's much better than this:

    Quote Originally Posted by TITAN1833 View Post
    So I am not the only one,I have used a 15mm ID 4mm thick,on mine
    Perfect for grip.
    Wow, 4mm?! that's one heck of a grip! So does it fall off easily? I'm thinking of finding a 13.5mm ID 3mm.
    Last edited by xiaowenzu; 11-15-2007 at 06:05 AM.

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