IDEAS Astrosyn Dampers

Discussion in 'Guides, Mods, and Upgrades' started by Miasmictruth, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    118
    I bought 5... Lol gave a couple away though was able to get two my friends to back the big box lol
     
    JohnEsc likes this.
  2. Old_Tafr

    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    93
  3. Kick2box

    Kick2box Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2016
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    27
    As the cheap ones are sold out almost anywhere and if you don't want to wait, this one is worth a try if you have a dual and some flexible filament in the house:
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:664281
     
  4. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    68
  5. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    Messages:
    586
    Likes Received:
    100
    Visiting Dublin a few days. Wondering if they could be sourced there. I haven't found any in Norway.
     
  6. mike01hu

    mike01hu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    167
  7. Old_Tafr

    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    93
    Ah so they are listed in the 1.0 to 1.1 upgrade kit of parts?
     
  8. Sarah Nicholson

    Sarah Nicholson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    115
    What's the source of this info that the BB 1.1 comes with dampers? I don't recall seeing it ever stated officially anywhere, just curious.
     
  9. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    190
    Sarah Nicholson likes this.
  10. Sarah Nicholson

    Sarah Nicholson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    115
  11. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    190
    Save your money for bearings.
     
    JohnEsc likes this.
  12. Mark_T

    Mark_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    34
    The price went up by more than the cost of the Titan upgrade, apparently they needed the extra margin to cover costs.
     
  13. R Design

    R Design Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    190
    Here in Belgium I've seen the - very odd - restaurant with dishes priced at 7.42 euros and the like. Whenever it was this country adopted the euro (currency) they methodically calculated their new prices based on the original in Belgian Francs. 99% of businesses - of course - took the opportunity to round to 7.95. And since then even more have seen the light.

    In a material society, pricing is driven at root what might be called "the pleasure of making money", constrained by the inflection of a yield curve (involving quantity) that must be experimentally determined then continuously evaluated and revised.

    One might even say that for the vast majority it's the Meaning of Life.

    On the path to inner peace it is of course a blind alley, the bald admission that one does not find fulfillment in what one does.

    And it can (will) also distract from the infinitely difficult job of doing something well.

    None of which is not to say that running a business is not frequently like climbing the down escalator. There might be debts to pay off. Costs escalate.

    Personally, I reckon the bearings might also have been upped. Or will that have to wait for 1.2? ;)
     
  14. Mark_T

    Mark_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    34
    ... or at least until they run out of the ones they already have ... :)
     
  15. elmoret

    elmoret Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    101
    This is typical for Kickstarter vs. post-Kickstarter sales. The Kickstarter units are always offered at a discount relative to retail due to the inherent risk of a Kickstarter campaign.
     
  16. Mark_T

    Mark_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    34
    They had been 'post-Kickstarter' for some time though, and to be honest the only reason it somewhat irked me was that when I contacted them to ask if it was possible to avoid the waste inherent in buying a BB and then a Titan upgrade I was asked to give them a couple of days to update the website and they slipped the price increase in while I was waiting at their request...

    Not really what I would regard as good customer service ...
     
  17. elmoret

    elmoret Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    101
    Had they finished KS fulfillment yet?

    I'm sure if you point out the change they'll honor the old price + upgrade cost.
     
  18. Mark_T

    Mark_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    34
    Yes, as far as I am aware they had finished KS stuff.

    I have pointed out my dissatisfaction with the price change and received noting more than a statement to the effect that they needed the extra money and a stony silence after that ...

    Not impressed so far to be honest.
     
  19. Thomas

    Thomas Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    4
    If anyone is interested: I have 9 astrosyn dampers sitting on my shelf (had to order 10 of them just to get one here in Austria :rolleyes:) and I'm happy to sell them...
     
  20. gearmesh

    gearmesh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    13
    I am confused, so with v1,1 and Titan upgrade do I still need to order dampers? Two or three?
    I don't know if I need them elsewhere.
     

Share This Page