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Author Topic: Skyshark/ Dynamic ferrules  (Read 1623 times)
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« on: June 17, 2010, 10:22 AM »

Does anyone know if Skyshark ferrules - the solid internal type will also fit Dynamic tapered spars?  I thought I'd broken a ferrule on my FW Soul yesterday- luckily it had just come loose and needed  re-gluing - but I realised I don't have any spares. Dynamic stuff is hard to get hold of in the UK but I can buy Skyshark easily.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 11:03 AM »

The Skyshark rods use a .240 internal ferule.  Dynamics use a .250 internal ferule.

The Skyshark Black Diamond Nitro's are a little different.  IIRC, you need to insert a short segment of P100 into the large end of the tapered rod, then insert the .240 ferule.  Have to double check that as I haven't had to replace many of the Nitro rods.

You could use the Skyshark ferules for the Dynamics but it would have a little gap in the Dynamic rods that would need to be filled.  Better to use the larger ferule for the Dynamics.  The .250 will not fit into the Skysharks without some serious sanding.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 11:14 AM »

Thanks for that. Looks like I'll have to track down some Dynamics.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 11:16 AM »

ID on the Nitros is .285 same as GForce Rods so you should be able to find those locally.  If not sleeving the .240 with P100 will work
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 11:19 AM »

You could look around for 0.250 inch diameter solid carbon rods and cut your own ferrules.  They are reasonably easy to purchase stateside.  A little expensive 'cuz you're paying for a lot of carbon fiber, but not too bad.

Cut them carefully with a fine toothed saw, chuck them in a drill, sand the ends smooth, and add a little radius along the edge.  Then sand the part that is glued into the tube.

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 01:07 PM »

I just double checked the ID on the Dynamic rods and they came to .246 so good luck on getting .250 to fit (also on finding .250 solid carbon).
Best bet is to use the .240.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 12:59 PM »

You could just reduce the OD of a .240 ferrule until it fits snug.

I usually do this OD-reduction by putting the piece in the chuck of a power drill, some curved-over sandpaper around the piece, then let-rip!

It's a little like turning wood or metal on a lathe. Very quick and effective technique.

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 07:21 PM »

Yeah, just don't breath the dust.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 10:40 PM »

The sandpaper heats up pretty quickly also.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 12:55 PM »

Yeah, just don't breath the dust.

Indeed. Breathe in, hold it, then slowly blow the piece to keep dust away (or wear a mask).

As for the sandpaper heating up quickly, true; but I guess my kitemaking thick finger-skin doesn't notice it much.  Cheesy

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