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    Default Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Gene doesn't currently have plans to produce such an item but if there was enough demand then that may change.

    If Malkoff produced anti-roll heads for their MDX-16.5 or MDX-22.3 heads would you buy them?

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    Damn that would be great! Just a little something to keep it put. I keep knocking mine over since I stand it vertical on the head to keep it from rolling.

    I know there are all kinds of anti-roll tricks, but when dishing out $130+ on a nice light, I want to keep it nice. Looking for something more refined like a hex-shaped head straight from Gene!
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I'm hoping for something similar to the Surefire hex ring.

    I emailed Gene today and he was happy for me to post the poll, so fingers crossed.

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    Sure, I'd buy one.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Yes, please. It is what has stopped me from buying a Malkoff host. All of my Malkoff dropins are in surefire 6p/c2 hosts...

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Not sure I would spend the extra money on a new bezel for that reason though might have considered it an option during my initial purchase. Then again I kinda like the smooth lines. Reminds me of old school Fenix.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by Woods Walker View Post
    Not sure I would spend the extra money on a new bezel for that reason though might have considered it an option during my initial purchase. Then again I kinda like the smooth lines. Reminds me of old school Fenix.
    I'm sure that if the was enough interest then they could be listed on the drop down options like the High/Low rings are when buying a complete flashlight.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I like the round head-when I grip the light, my pinky goes over the bezel and is comfortable as is.

    However, if this does come out I would prob get a 22.3 head.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave D View Post
    I'm sure that if the was enough interest then they could be listed on the drop down options like the High/Low rings are when buying a complete flashlight.
    Sure. That would probably work. One of my fears is the MD2 will roll off a table then land on a toe or something. The light is a little brick! LOL!!!!

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I thought that Malkoff had a strong following on CPF, but only 14 members have taken part in the poll about anti-roll heads.

    Given the number of post on the Malkoff junkie thread I was expecting more of a response.

    Perhaps the junkie thread just has the same few members repeatedly posting!

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Yeah, I would prefer a light that would not roll around.
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    I voted yes a few days ago and have been pondering this from time to time since then. In general, I like some sort of anti-roll feature in a light but having had my Malkoffs for a couple months now I've come to appreciate the clean lines. I find elegance in their simplicity. That being said, I think a head could be fashioned that combines both simplicity and anti-roll capability.

    My cheapie slide calipers show the outside head diameter to be 1.22" and my assumption is that it would be easiest, and least costly, to add material instead of revamping any interior specs. I found a geometry calculator on line to compare hexagon and octagonal bar stock. I think octagonal would be better since it adds the least weight (granted perhaps only an ounce?? less??) and would appear rounder.

    The length of each side would be about .704" for hexagonal and .505" for octagonal. 1/2" is enough for me. I definitely would want the corners shaved or radiused slightly to remove the sharp edges. I would also want to the new head to have the 2 recessed "rings" like the current head has and possibly add a 3rd and/or 4th at the bezel end to match the current design.

    My guess is that, since it's a limited run, the opening would be the 22.3 version currently offered since that would accommodate all drop-ins while the 16.5 would negate those of us that already own M61HOT heads.

    I don't want any knurling on the head since I don't think it's necessary and would add unneeded expense.

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    I'm anti- anti-roll when it comes to Malkoff stuff.

    The pure round is part of the classic 'style' of a Malkoff.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    I'm anti- anti-roll when it comes to Malkoff stuff.

    The pure round is part of the classic 'style' of a Malkoff.
    I'm not suggesting that Gene stops producing the standard round heads, I'm just trying to gauge if an anti-roll version would have enough interest for Gene to produce them as an accessory or an option for new buys.

    But thanks for the bump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave D View Post
    I'm not suggesting that Gene stops producing the standard round heads, I'm just trying to gauge if an anti-roll version would have enough interest for Gene to produce them as an accessory or an option for new buys.

    But thanks for the bump!
    I agree in two ways...
    1) I too thought there'd be more input
    2) Hoping to see the 'no' votes increase. lol.

    It would be cool to see it as an option perhaps. But as I said in the junkie thread I find the $3.95 Elzetta wire thin lanyard ring makes a great substitute. Plus it holds a lanyard. Win-win.



    I'd love to see Mr. Malkoff sell these too.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    I'm anti- anti-roll when it comes to Malkoff stuff.

    The pure round is part of the classic 'style' of a Malkoff.
    I'm with you on this. Honestly I am not opposed to the anti-roll as an option per se but looking at Malkoffs already limited production and the cost effectiveness of producing two different types of heads I am not very excited by the idea. I really like the current MD2 design with the all round body style. I wonder if a low cost plastic or metal octagonal ring that fits between the head and body could be produced to provide the anti-roll feature. I don't think the ring would have to be very thick to be functional but it still may require a spacer inside the light for the drop-in to make good contact. The ring would also allow existing owners to add the feature without purchasing a new head.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    ​I am happy with my Malkoff's just the way they are. I voted no.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Wasn't exactly sure what choice best matched my thoughts ... but finally chose "no" since the round versions are fine for me, and I have plenty of other "anti-roll" torches already.

    More options are always welcome of course, but I don't think I personally would feel the need to get replacements, if these were to become available.
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    Would it be possible to make an anti-roll device that can be added to the current light? I'm thinking like a rubber ring that is round on the inside and hex shaped on the outside that slips over the head, or an aluminum piece that fits either between the head and body or tail and body?

    My only hesitation about making the current Malkoff host anti-roll is that it might end up bigger and less pocket friendly.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I think that an add on anti-roll ring would need to be fairly bulky, the benefit of a hexagon ring around the head is that it would add little bulk to actual head and only be at its widest at the corners which could be rounded slightly to be pocket friendly.

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    From the Mag XL 50. Pocket clip from it works too.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    It's good that over 60% of those that have voted would buy one or more anti-roll heads.

    Unfortunately the lack of interest in the actual numbers won't make such an option viable.

    I thought that Malkoff had a stronger following on CPF so I was disappointed that there were less than I expected that voted..

    Thanks to those that have bothered to take part in the poll.

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    That's too bad. "If you're not growing, you're dying". Not saying Malkoff is going anywhere, but a rather inexpensive option like this would be another tool in the bag. Wouldn't hurt to try IMO. It could be that one little thing making a light 300% more attractive to someone on the fence.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Well said!

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I like the idea and would probably buy at least one.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Thanks to all that voted, I'll pass on the results to Gene.

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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    Apparently, I've already voted. I'd love to know what I put.
    I'd vote No if it was today.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    I don't put mine down long enough for it to roll anywhere😂 But in all honesty I was one of the first members to buy his md2 when they came out way back when. I sold it shortly after I got it for all the wrong reasons but just got another one and now remember why I bought one in the first place. Just excellent all around. The round head to me is great and love it. My choice would be to leave it alone and get his new tail cap.
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    Default Re: Malkoff MD2/MD3/MD3 Anti-Roll Heads

    No need for an anti-roll bezel any longer, at least since last autumn. The tri-cap does a fine job of keeping it in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    No need for an anti-roll bezel any longer, at least since last autumn. The tri-cap does a fine job of keeping it in place.
    I have a tri-cap on my MD2 and it stays in place on it's side well when laid on a flat surface. For my two MDCs the clips work fine.

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