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Whizlock review.
Hey people, after some debating I decided to get some whizlocks to try.

I heard people saying don't bother, the hole punched is much to big and so on, well either Winmau have taken the feedback and adjusted the punch, or people are doing something wrong (The first is more likely.)

Now it can take any flight that can fit in a normal punch, but you could use others, say dxms, if you made sure the flight was centred yourself, instead of using the built in centering. I usually use black flights, but am using blue to demonstrate here.

Right, here is the size of them, they are only little things:

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Next, this is the way you want to put your flights in, not the other way round:

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Ready for punching, just check the flight is dead centered, press down, and it easily punches it:

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Punched flight:

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Now, people complained that whizlocks left a bigger hole than necessary, and were useless because of this. This is not true, maybe Winmau improved the design, here is an image of one in place to give you an idea how tight it fits:

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Put them on like this, otherwise the flight may crumple. Kind of pinch the lock between the flight and push down on it, sliding it over the end of the shaft. This also locks the flight in place tightly, and I mean tightly. I had to use my teeth to get a flight off a stem once.

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A set of finished whizlocks:

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I wondered if the extra weight effected angle of entry, so heres a shot:

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Thats around the angle I like, although I tried it on a set of pears with vs without, it does make a slight difference. This may be beneficial if you want your darts to land flatter.

Overall, I rate these things highly. Will install them on all my darts.
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Nice, easy to read review conan! +1

Just curious as to where you bought this from? If it's true whet you suspect about 'improved' or 'adjusted' design, and it now fits tightly, I wouldn't want to buy an older punch. Unless it's the caps that have been made larger ... just thinking aloud ...
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I got it from pure darts. It is completely speculation on my part though, there may be no differences at all, there probably isn't.

The hole punched obviously has to be ever so slightly bigger than the whiz lock, but its less than a MM all round, probably much less than that. There is a gap there, but it is not big enough to cause a problem/just big enough to get the whiz lock in.

And I bought it from pure darts, pure darts is highly recommended by many people on here, although many other shops sell them that are just as good. If you want the same one though, get it from pure. They've only got the silver whiz locks in stock at the moment though, I quite like them in silver though.
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Many customers say that the hole is too big, caps can pop out, flights get skewed to an awkward angle and so on, so I was really wondering about how bad it was.
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(04-05-2015, 07:05 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote: Thanks for the feedback conan! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Many customers say that the hole is too big, caps can pop out, flights get skewed to an awkward angle and so on, so I was really wondering about how bad it was.

They must be installing something wrong. Or not using nylon stems.

Once on, they are really tight, they won't be coming off. I had to use my teeth to get a flight off earlier. I think what most people don't do is the step I included, (Earlier today actually, you might want to go back and look) in my thread, on how to actually put on the whiz lock to the stem. You don't just push the flight on with whiz lock in place, you put the flight on then pinch the whiz lock and pull it down over the end of the shaft.

You will be left with a small gap at the rear when installed correctly, but it is nothing huge/big enough to catch anything.
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Conan, I'm thinking that's exactly what most folks do - shove the stems up into the flight and caps whereas you recommend pulling/pushing the caps down onto the stems.

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Would you by any chance have a clear photo showing the gap after you've pulled down the cap over the stem?
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(04-05-2015, 10:06 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote: Conan, I'm thinking that's exactly what most folks do - shove the stems up into the flight and caps whereas you recommend pulling/pushing the caps down onto the stems.

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Would you by any chance have a clear photo showing the gap after you've pulled down the cap over the stem?

I'l take one for you now, give me a few minutes and I'l upload one.
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Here you go, first one is an average when its correctly installed, Second is the biggest gap I could find that I've managed to make. ( I used the pink as this had the biggest gap I could find to show you and also an average size one)

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Either way, the gap is small, and they do lock down tight as long as you push the caps down.
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Good job plus 1
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Thanks for taking the trouble conan! Truly appreciated!

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(04-05-2015, 10:59 PM)conanthewarrior Wrote: Here you go, first one is an average when its correctly installed, Second is the biggest gap I could find that I've managed to make. ( I used the pink as this had the biggest gap I could find to show you and also an average size one)

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Either way, the gap is small, and they do lock down tight as long as you push the caps down.
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No worries mate.
I'l be honest, I think they are great. Theres a couple of other people here who like them too, I got these instead of a regular punch and rings as these grip your flight as well as protect your stem/make your dart go in the board and score, which I think is more important.
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L- Style is good too, I only ever robin hooded once with the Storm points. Though they would bring out a metal cap similar to the champagne ones. Still love the System.
Cheers Geordie.
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(04-06-2015, 01:53 PM)Geordie84 Wrote: L- Style is good too, I only ever robin hooded once with the Storm points. Though they would bring out a metal cap similar to the champagne ones. Still love the System.

L style broke on me in the first week, so I wasn't impressed with them at all. £5 for a set of flights that didnt even last a week lol, this has all the benefits of an all in one system but you can use whatever flights you want and standard stems so works out a lot, lot cheaper.
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This is what the forum is so good for- exchange of ideas and tips. Good post +1
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same as the L-flight system
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