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K'nex .... It's just a Phase ........ Answered

Don't you agree Knex is just a phase. Its like when most people come on Instructables, the majority of the younger half of the community on here come across the site because of K'nex Guns. I'm not saying thats a bad thing, but you will eventually get bored of homemade guns that are made of plastic that shoot about 60 feet max. Trust me anyone saying that their/ or a particular model can shoot ranges of up to 200 or 300 feet is BullSh*ting. And also the originality of the guns posted on this site is terrible. You will get like the same type of gun or mechanism or whatever, posted more than a hundred times. However there are some "original" K'nex models or guns that get uploaded onto Instructables , and for the very few that do I praise the designers! Also I find the majority of the knex "clan" have appalling spelling. I mean for God Sakes there is a SpellChecker! The Knexers on this site either grow out of knex and move on to the better builds, or just stop using this site all together. There are very few "older ones" that stay and do knex. Anyway there's my 2 cents. The K'nex Clan is dying. I assure you, you will grow out of knex! I have and yay! I have become a "normie". There are many other great builds on instructables to enjoy.

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

9 years ago

I don't find K'NEX a phase. I find it a hobby and a mental stimulant. I'm 14 going on 15 and I'll never quit building with K'NEX!!

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 10 years ago

Someones Butt-Hurt ......

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

11 years ago

Knex sucks! I make my stuff out of metal or wood (sometimes glass)

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

Reply 11 years ago

YAY FOR WOOD/METAL!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

I got wood! Now I just need to find some metal scrap from somewhere

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Camisado
Camisado

Reply 10 years ago

I got wood

Lol.

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 11 years ago

I concour.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

11 years ago

um, most of the good knex gunners have moved to KI.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 11 years ago

What's KI?

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 11 years ago

www.knexinnovation.com

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

I thought that site died before it really got anywhere. Anyways about the topic...there is going to be a new generation of knexers. There will be new people who find knex interesting and pick up where we left off when we leave but honestly...there are a lot of adults who've made very fantastic guns and so obviously it's not completely a kid's phase. Also we or at least I do any way don't see knex as a toy that we can use to shoot things but as something to express our creativity and to see what we are capable of creating but taking out more of the annoying constructions factors out.

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 11 years ago

I didn't say it was a "kid's phase".

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

but its part of what you ment all in all. Most "phases" happen during childhood and teen years because we are experimenting and maturing. During adulthood anything is pretty much considered a phase by your standard. Things your interested in come and go while knex is one of them to some people its a big hobby like stamp collecting and when you get good at it your not likly to stop.

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The Creatornator
The Creatornator

Reply 10 years ago

Okay, a 12 year old (me) has got to agree with that.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

if you are 12, you shouldnt be on the site.

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the rail man
the rail man

Reply 10 years ago

why shouldn't he(or she not judging) be on this site

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

its the law.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

I lied for 10 months.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

I lied for a year.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

Double post... and yeah, you had c00lz too

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

How the hell did that happen(the posts)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

He's referring to COPPA, a piece of legislation instructables complies with that includes requiring members to be 13 years or older.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

yeah.

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the rail man
the rail man

Reply 10 years ago

oh i didn't know that sorry i thought there wasn't an age limit

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

It's not really something that anyone enforces; especially when you're so close.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 11 years ago

KI is alive and well. you should check it out!

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

I would but read my post further down.

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smidge147
smidge147

Reply 11 years ago

but KI is really quiet,

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 11 years ago

Really quiet? Its near Dead lol.

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smidge147
smidge147

Reply 11 years ago

probably because no one cares about knex guns.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

yeah that's what I thought. It's dead pretty much. So would anyone be interested in joining mine? I'm starting a forum with a friend dedicated to Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart mainly but I will also hold an entire section to knex also but I won't bother if I know no one would come. Otherwise tell me how many of you are interested in finally getting a good knex site up and who would be willing to join.

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smidge147
smidge147

Reply 11 years ago

do you pay for the site?

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

well honestly the site itself is hosted BUT the Forum is using phpBB3 and not hosted by anyone just uploaded by file. The site also appears to be mainly with coding and is nothing cheesy at all. In other words it's pretty much almost like a payed site except without pay...

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 11 years ago

Whatever site it is if i'ts to do with K'nex and you have to pay....DON'T create it. You will probally get a month if that, of trafic and then it will become "dead". Waste of money then wouldn't it be.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 11 years ago

i'm not paying for anything...all free.

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 11 years ago

You see the point I made about appalling spelling. You are the perfect example!

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 11 years ago

No, my spelling is a lot better now. It wasn't my spelling exactly, but my typing. I used to hit random keys by mistake.

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Camisado
Camisado

10 years ago

Totally dude. K'nex is teh sux....

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

10 years ago

it would be better if they built stuff like a jenga pistol

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Fresh94
Fresh94

10 years ago

It was a phase for me. Now I use this site for more than just k'nex. Ive been here for over a year now. I observe more than join in. So yes I'm done with K'nex. A lot of you don't even remember me. I've been here, I just don't say anything.

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

10 years ago

"If the material is inspiring and motivates you, then it doesn't really matter what it is" -Don Johnson QFT

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Dutchj
Dutchj

Reply 10 years ago

Seconded

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

1. Knex will never die. If there were no 30-year old knexers, knex wouldnt exist. 2. I started knex just last year, and ive never grown tired of it. 3. Most of my friends like knex, and they are older than I am.

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Baron A
Baron A

Reply 10 years ago

Well you are very sad then.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

hey, I only have been knexing for 6 months, not years. I made my first knex object July of last year.

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Dutchj
Dutchj

Reply 10 years ago

Who are you to call someone sad because he has a hobby? Just because you've grown bored of K'nex so quickly doesn't mean that other people should. I've been building with K'nex again for the past 2 years, and while I find less time to work on stuff then I used to in the beginning, I haven't grown tired of it yet and I'm currently 15¾ years old. Does that make me sad too? Sure, eventually we will al get bored of K'nex or we'll be too busy to build anything and stop. So in that respect, it is a 'phase'. But judging someone because he stays in that 'phase' longer then you have is pathetic and immature.

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Wicky
Wicky

11 years ago

'But I don't make knex guns, i make knex crossbows' :P But yes i agree with what you said, I feel like i am too old for knex(17) but still I feel I have to get more distance with every crossbow I make. Also I don't feel comfortable taking these massive things with me outside, just because it looks very odd :o

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knexfreak95
knexfreak95

Reply 11 years ago

i am kinda ashamed that people think knex are for babies i don't like to talk about it in public but on here i feel at home in a sense and when i talk about with friends first they make fun of me then when the see all the crap i make they are amazed at it but people just dont under stand