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[IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:39:50 »
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Linneys will be the first in our line of custom Gateron Ink switches with pre-installed TX springs. Inspired by Lindy cable's transparent blue outer cable plus a red stem to match the iconic bead just before the USB.


Specs
Gateron Inks with custom recolored transparent housing
Pom stem
2 TX spring weight options - 55g and 65g - Both with the original short length
NOT factory lubed


Vendors
To be announced very soon!


Pricing
TBD - Will be updated very soon!


Updates
Join Discord for updates on this and my future projects!

Prototype switches are on their way, and will soon be popping up on a few streams to show them off for you guys.



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A note regarding Oxbloods
Because of my hardheadedness and my need to put out a light tactile I'm proud of,
I've decided to postpone their production so that I can work to create something truly custom and try to
recreate the feel of vintage browns with some tweaks. These are still on the way, but may pop up again
with some reworks on the name and design.


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Re: Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:41:40 »
Welp, returning to zeal prices?

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Re: Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:46:40 »
Who's the target audience? I would guess those who spring swap their inks are also going to lube them, so they're going to have to crack them open anyway. Maybe it's best for those who don't want to lube, but want a better spring?

I guess it comes down to pricing and the colorway. They look great, that's for sure
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Re: Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:47:16 »
v nice
 

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Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:54:21 »
I donít really see the point of these unless you can get the price well below the typical market price of inks + tx springs. Maybe if these were well factory-lubed they would be a good stock switch, but most people open their switches anyways to lube them and itís easy to spring swap them then.
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Re: Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 12:01:55 »
I hope this will not be that expensive. But I like the idea thumb:

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Re: Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 12:18:10 »
only dale can cook up something so delicious

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 15:17:44 »
Hey dale, something like Gat pros would be a perfect candidate for this. You could still keep under 50c and have preinstalled Tx spring. Heck, I would buy that. But inks+TXspring is $1 a switch!!
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 15:48:16 »
They would go great with ePBT Inconceivable! (if it goes to GB)  or bouquet.

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 16:15:11 »
Hey dale, something like Gat pros would be a perfect candidate for this. You could still keep under 50c and have preinstalled Tx spring. Heck, I would buy that. But inks+TXspring is $1 a switch!!
I wouldn't give this a price until it has been revealed. It's in bad taste and people will run with it. Not saying price concerns aren't justified, but we can't make up a price and state it like fact.
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 17:21:46 »
Hey dale, something like Gat pros would be a perfect candidate for this. You could still keep under 50c and have preinstalled Tx spring. Heck, I would buy that. But inks+TXspring is $1 a switch!!

I would just like to say that we haven't revealed the price yet, so don't get so hasty to assume!

That being said, inks were my choice based purely on sound, as they're heads and tails above anything else non-cherry imho. When going into this the idea was to make switches I like and would want to use, and that goal doesn't lend well to cutting corners.

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 17:22:24 »
Stoked for these!

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 18:36:33 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 19:24:41 »
Looking forward to these, Dale!
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 20:10:38 »
Will these make me as creative as you?  Who do I hurl my money at?

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 21:34:55 »
Excited for these!

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 16:32:34 »
wow they turned those curly cables into a switch.

Looks great, love that mold icon. GL!
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 04:12:27 »
these are just inks. people who are into linears will likely lube them which means they will have to open them up anyway. if you want a good stock experience, you're not buying inks. don't see who these are for. do everyone a favor and focus on oxbloods first.
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 11:53:54 »
these are just inks. people who are into linears will likely lube them which means they will have to open them up anyway. if you want a good stock experience, you're not buying inks. don't see who these are for. do everyone a favor and focus on oxbloods first.
If you've ever bought a recolored switch in your life this is just hypocrisy.
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 12:10:15 »
these are just inks. people who are into linears will likely lube them which means they will have to open them up anyway. if you want a good stock experience, you're not buying inks. don't see who these are for. do everyone a favor and focus on oxbloods first.
I disagree. Not having to buy any separate springs alone sounds convenient to me, being able to just open the switches to lube them (since these come with no factory lube - another big difference from regular inks) without having to spring swap would save me plenty of hassle. Also, these switches look too pretty and unique to be compared directly to inks.

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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 04 October 2021, 05:22:48 »
these are just inks. people who are into linears will likely lube them which means they will have to open them up anyway. if you want a good stock experience, you're not buying inks. don't see who these are for. do everyone a favor and focus on oxbloods first.
If you've ever bought a recolored switch in your life this is just hypocrisy.

i actually genuinely haven't, but even if I did, this would still be different. These will likely be more expensive than inks, so I don't quite see the point. if they arent, I still wont buy these cause I actually quite like ink springs lol.
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 04 October 2021, 05:26:47 »
these are just inks. people who are into linears will likely lube them which means they will have to open them up anyway. if you want a good stock experience, you're not buying inks. don't see who these are for. do everyone a favor and focus on oxbloods first.
I disagree. Not having to buy any separate springs alone sounds convenient to me, being able to just open the switches to lube them (since these come with no factory lube - another big difference from regular inks) without having to spring swap would save me plenty of hassle. Also, these switches look too pretty and unique to be compared directly to inks.
definitely do understand the no factory lube part. didn't see that, that's actually quite insane. not a linear guy, but i get the appeal now. i still think it would be better if they cost the same as regular inks because that money saved would allow people to buy their own springs. even better, these could ship disassembled without springs to save people money and still give them that freedom. literally just take them out the mold and chuck them in bags.
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Re: [IC] Linney - Custom Gateron Inks w/ Pre-Installed TX springs
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 04 October 2021, 09:27:59 »
didn't see that, that's actually quite insane. not a linear guy, but i get the appeal now.
You should read posts more carefully before coming with such heavy critique. I don't think any manufacturer would be willing to ship switches disassembled, think about the switch leaves.