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Everyone Is Quitting Knex Answered

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


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6 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.

Fudge that, I have crossties. I'll just buy the cars and tubing separately on eBay when those get put up.

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.

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!

That doesn't mean all the people that come in are good.......

The 'T' layout is the same problem I encountered. That new gun seems great!

I definitely look forward to what you're gonna post.

SSC is VERY active

SSC is a website


6 years 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

Yes, I agree with you, but aren't you sick of block triggers?

If you mean a trigger you pull sideways: yes
If you mean a true trigger blocking the pin: no

I mean a trigger you pull sideways by 'block'.


6 years ago

Now Sharir has quit.

I'm still building! My new ball machine is nearly finished! :P

Just one path is left to build :)


6 years ago

Yeah just like everyone was quitting last year, and the year before that, and the year before that...

You can't deny that the activity on the site for knexers has gone down significantly though.

Yes, no doubt gone to knex innovations.

Activity there has also dropped significantly.

And the year before that.


6 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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

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