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    Iím guessing these things arenít very user serviceable due to the moulded end. Iím gonna ask anyway, is there a way to pull the pins out through to connect the wires.
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    nope the overmolded are a sealed unit like a modern electrical plug.



    Most customers when surveyed don't tinker with dead wires.

    The plan long term is to make a longer lasting but sealed wire for both foil and epee and a less well sealed user serviceable one.

    We are working on an improved two pin plug that is user serviceable now we are addiung updates on instagram now for new product development. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoR2G0ml...leonpaullondon follow us if you are interested.



    eg: https://www.instagram.com/p/BipC3GYl...leonpaullondon

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnutLP View Post
    nope the overmolded are a sealed unit like a modern electrical plug.



    Most customers when surveyed don't tinker with dead wires.

    The plan long term is to make a longer lasting but sealed wire for both foil and epee and a less well sealed user serviceable one.

    We are working on an improved two pin plug that is user serviceable now we are addiung updates on instagram now for new product development. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoR2G0ml...leonpaullondon follow us if you are interested.



    eg: https://www.instagram.com/p/BipC3GYl...leonpaullondon
    Would the user-serviceable one include a long strain-relief tail coming off of the back of the plug? That is probably the single biggest improvement that could be made to the standard clamshell plug design.

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    I thought that was the case, thanks Wingnut. I've just followed the instagram page, will the molegrip blade setting tool become a thing in the future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnutLP View Post
    nope the overmolded are a sealed unit like a modern electrical plug.



    Most customers when surveyed don't tinker with dead wires.

    The plan long term is to make a longer lasting but sealed wire for both foil and epee and a less well sealed user serviceable one.

    We are working on an improved two pin plug that is user serviceable now we are addiung updates on instagram now for new product development. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoR2G0ml...leonpaullondon follow us if you are interested.



    eg: https://www.instagram.com/p/BipC3GYl...leonpaullondon
    However, most armorers likely think differently....repairing a broken cord is right up there with blade rewires for repair needs, especially at tournaments.

    If all I have to do is undo a couple of nuts to open the casing and get to the wires to make the repair, I can make that repair a LOT faster than if I have to deal with a plug head I can't take apart to fix.

    The idea is ok....but LP needs to think about how gear is ACTUALLY used in the real world, and a cord you can't easily open to fix ain't it.

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    I have in the last 3 hours fixed three young foilists' wires, four wires in total.
    3 bayonet and one 2 pin, all with wire breaks at the wrist. It may be true that most people don't tinker with their wires, they just find a parent/friend who can wield a screwdriver(and can find their glasses!) or wait for the next competition.
    Had another two on Thursday evening now I think about it

    Not sure that it is the action of plugging and unplugging the wire that is the issue( though I accept Enzo Lerfort would have far more experience than me!) rather than the continued bending of the wire in use. all 4 wires today were fractured about 1.5cm- 2cm from where the tails divert outside, or at the limit of. the strain relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neevel View Post
    Would the user-serviceable one include a long strain-relief tail coming off of the back of the plug? That is probably the single biggest improvement that could be made to the standard clamshell plug design.
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by foilerist View Post
    I thought that was the case, thanks Wingnut. I've just followed the instagram page, will the molegrip blade setting tool become a thing in the future?
    Its low on the list but we will make it one day

    Quote Originally Posted by MSK View Post
    I have in the last 3 hours fixed three young foilists' wires, four wires in total.
    3 bayonet and one 2 pin, all with wire breaks at the wrist. It may be true that most people don't tinker with their wires, they just find a parent/friend who can wield a screwdriver(and can find their glasses!) or wait for the next competition.
    Had another two on Thursday evening now I think about it

    Not sure that it is the action of plugging and unplugging the wire that is the issue( though I accept Enzo Lerfort would have far more experience than me!) rather than the continued bending of the wire in use. all 4 wires today were fractured about 1.5cm- 2cm from where the tails divert outside, or at the limit of. the strain relief.
    So we are covering both bases, tinkerers and non tinkerers.

    Strain relief is the key

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    In fact this post is of the strain relief

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIY8EHl...leonpaullondon

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    In case you missed it our forhcoming spool replacement system: https://www.instagram.com/p/BipC3GYl...leonpaullondon

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    In case you missed it our forthcoming spool replacement system: https://www.instagram.com/p/BipC3GYl...leonpaullondon

    Presumably this will use the same wireless senders as the wireless box. Do you already produce the sabre attachment doobrie for sale?
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