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Everyone Is Quitting Knex

Everybody seems to be selling their knex due to the inactivity.

KILLERK1 year ago
new TR8 turret design for 2012!
check it out on my forum
learn why you want to build it!
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KILLERK1 year ago
nah
~Meme~ (author) 2 years ago
Well, they dont seem to be selling ORIGINAL knex anymore.By original I dont mean micro rods and block elements.
They recently started selling all classic piece sets. http://knex.com/Classics/ There's also supposed to be a Screamin' Serpent-style roller coaster coming out, called Son of Serpent. But, the price is around $1000. :-( I think there should be an all-classic set that's $100 instead, just like most of the big sets used to be.
Lol @ the knex gas station. You WISH prices were this low.
Ha about 2.70$. try 3.50$
Haha, it's called Knex gas... gas made out of Knex. :-P I wish Knex always made lots of classic piece sets, and not just for the 20th anniversary.
ERM WTF http://www.knex.com/Thrill_Rides/product.php?pc=89774
I LOLed at that one :D
I never knew grandfather clocks were rides!
LoL at the gas station indeed :-p
Fudge that, I have crossties. I'll just buy the cars and tubing separately on eBay when those get put up.
*YAY* @classic knex! :D
~Meme~ (author)  Shadowman392 years ago
Really? Interesting. A $1000 Knex set. Ill have to have a look...
There's also a grandfather clock that's that much, which has 9000 pieces.
~Meme~ (author)  Shadowman392 years ago
Wow.
Kinetic1 year ago
Well, I can't say that everyone is quitting, because people do quit, but then more come in. What I can say is that these new people coming into the community, despite the fact that some are decent builders, seem to think that there is only one way to make a gun due to the fact that the "T" layout (a simple firing ram and vertical mag layout) outnumber any other type of gun that they simply don't get a chance to see anything else. Seriously. Do a graphical search of the most recent guns and you'll find that every one of them are exactly the same. My latest gun will be out within the week and I hope people see it and realize that it is ok to think outside the norm. You are all better than this. Let's see something new!
didexo Kinetic1 year ago
That doesn't mean all the people that come in are good.......
~Meme~ (author)  Kinetic1 year ago
The 'T' layout is the same problem I encountered. That new gun seems great!
I definitely look forward to what you're gonna post.
Sorunome1 year ago
SSC is VERY active
~Meme~ (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Who's SSC?
SSC is a website
http://www.sscoasters.net
~Meme~ (author)  Sorunome1 year ago
Ah.
Knex.X1 year ago
1: what's wrong with a six year old pin mech if the gun lloks good nd
Functions well?
2: you're never too old to do things you like unless you have a very dominant girlfriend
3: instead of blabbering that everything was better in 2009 undertake something,
Inspire your friends, organize a grand tournament or invent something yourself

This is meant for all people who complain about the past
~Meme~ (author)  Knex.X1 year ago
Yes, I agree with you, but aren't you sick of block triggers?
Knex.X ~Meme~1 year ago
If you mean a trigger you pull sideways: yes
If you mean a true trigger blocking the pin: no
~Meme~ (author)  Knex.X1 year ago
I mean a trigger you pull sideways by 'block'.
~Meme~ (author) 1 year ago
Now Sharir has quit.
Sorunome2 years ago
I'm still building! My new ball machine is nearly finished! :P
~Meme~ (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Looking forward to that!
Sorunome ~Meme~2 years ago
Just one path is left to build :)
~Meme~ (author)  Sorunome2 years ago
Yep :)
AAAWWWYEEAHH
:D
jollex2 years ago
Yeah just like everyone was quitting last year, and the year before that, and the year before that...
DJ Radio jollex2 years ago
You can't deny that the activity on the site for knexers has gone down significantly though.
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
Yes, no doubt gone to knex innovations.
DJ Radio ~Meme~2 years ago
Activity there has also dropped significantly.
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
Even more so.
~Meme~ (author)  jollex2 years ago
And the year before that.
~Meme~ (author) 2 years ago
I think Beanie Ostrich has been offline for a while.
Yes, not due to inactivity but due to lack of availability of useful parts for most things. On an unrelated note, if the comment you're thinking about replying to is over a few months old, DON'T REPLY TO IT. Or rather, try thinking before posting them because it's clear that you're not.
~Meme~ (author)  mettaurlover2 years ago
Thank you for trolling.=)
~Meme~ (author)  mettaurlover2 years ago
For gods sake, please stop nagging about my commenting. Please put some logic into your comments.If I were not thinking then how would I be typing?

Also, thank you for your contribution.
DJ Radio2 years ago
I haven't officially quit knex, I'm just super lazy.
Pretty Much this. I will have 1 week to a virtually unlimited suply in June, so I will get my ideas out then when I have an excuse to.
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
As am I. Im working on a semi auto gun that uses oodalumps WASP mech, but a more reasonable trigger and body. Whats your thoughts?
DJ Radio ~Meme~2 years ago
Idk, I'll probably make one last thing then leave. My current interests and hobbies aren't something that you can post on ibles without it looking spammy, and I've all but left for Youtube because of this, and the fact that after a year, my /you page still doesn't load (I get an "Instructables is down" message every time I try).
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
Instructables is soon going to be run by people who dont use new ideas, or things that are innovative, but focus on pin mechanisms used six years ago. It is time for a change.

Good luck
DJ Radio ~Meme~2 years ago
We need a good mentoring for the new users. Not like it was for me even though I turned out awesome. Hell, I'd be willing to mentor someone as long as they aren't annoying.

The problem essentially is maturity of the newcomers. It's one where I can definitely say "been there, done that".
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
Do you think I need mentoring?
DJ Radio ~Meme~2 years ago
The real issue is the maturity of the users, more than the skill. If they're more mature, they're likely to learn from their mistakes and be more willing to learn about what's out there. You might need some creativity boosting but other than that you're fine.
~Meme~ (author)  DJ Radio2 years ago
Yes, Its not that I'm inactive with knex, its just that they wont let me submit anything any more. I've made a Halo spike rifle that hasn't been up loadable in 3 months.
~Meme~ (author) 2 years ago
Well I know of 3 people who have quit; ~KGB~,slimshaddy and karmachanger.
Well, I'm still buying, I'm just a slow builder :-p
Kiteman2 years ago
Somebody better warn the people at the Rodon Group...
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