Author Topic: Alps Crick Crack  (Read 2661 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kmiller8

  • Banned
  •  Post Reporting Timeout
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1589
  • Who is that kmiller8 guy?
Alps Crick Crack
« on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 20:09:12 »
Do they exist? I know Rippy had a prototype clack what was alps, have there been any skulls or blanks released with Alps stem?

Offline Halverson

  • Traitor Supreme
  • Posts: 6790
  • GIRLSHARK WIZBRO
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 20:43:50 »
Kirkle wants my crack

Offline GeoTang

  • Posts: 40
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 23:02:09 »
If there are, there are probably only a handful that have been stashed away by collectors.

Offline DamnDan

  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 137
  • Location: Poland
  • The Insane One
    • My Deviantart
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 02:11:50 »
Damn I would sooooo love to have a skull on my ALPS board O,O DO WANT!

Offline alaricljs

  • I be WOT'ing all day...
  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3715
  • Location: NE US
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 08:57:23 »
There's a possibility that Clack's facilities can't cope with making caps that survive Alps stem insertion/removal.  I have never fondled a CC tho, so I don't know what sort of plastic it is.
Filco w/ Imsto thick PBT
Ducky 1087XM PCB+Plate, w/ Matias "Quiet Click" spring-swapped w/ XM Greens

Offline SmallFry

  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3887
  • Location: Wisconsin, USA
  • Leaving 6/15; returning 6/22 or so.
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 09:16:46 »
They do exist, Ripster has one and CC told me via PM a while back that he was going to release them. It seems that it has become Soontm

Offline alaricljs

  • I be WOT'ing all day...
  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3715
  • Location: NE US
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 09:23:06 »
I wasn't arguing against their existence (altho I didn't really say as much).  I was just pointing out that while prototypes may exist there was the possibility that Clickclack wouldn't move forward with them if they were too frail.  He's a bit of a perfectionist and knows people will insert/remove his caps quite a bit.  Possibly more than they actually get pressed as a functional item. 
Filco w/ Imsto thick PBT
Ducky 1087XM PCB+Plate, w/ Matias "Quiet Click" spring-swapped w/ XM Greens

Offline SmallFry

  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3887
  • Location: Wisconsin, USA
  • Leaving 6/15; returning 6/22 or so.
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 09:34:52 »
True. I'm not sure if his current casting material would take the stress on such a small stem.

Offline clickclack

  • * Maker
  • Posts: 940
  • Board Chow EXTRAORDINAIRE
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 10:38:31 »
Do they exist? I know Rippy had a prototype clack what was alps, have there been any skulls or blanks released with Alps stem?

Hi kmiller8,

Yes indeed there have been. The reason you don't see much of them around is that the interest was really low for them when compared to MX, T, and M.

Initially I thought that interest for ALPS compatible work would exceed model M and Topre interest. But that was not the case. It's not forgotten however, it's just further behind since I have to prioritize. You get the gist I'm sure. Regarding stress on the plastic, nothing noteworthy. Reliable and sturdy much like my other work. =)
Thanks for this thread, maybe interest will perk up a bit.

It was just a matter of substantially less interest unfortunately.
Hope that clears up some info. Speaking of which, I really, really, really need to update my FAQ section. lulz

-cc out!



862+ keyboards and counting!   R.I.P.ster          Vendor link ->Clack Factory

Offline alaricljs

  • I be WOT'ing all day...
  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3715
  • Location: NE US
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 10:41:40 »
I'm sure Matias is with you on hoping interest picks up ;)
Filco w/ Imsto thick PBT
Ducky 1087XM PCB+Plate, w/ Matias "Quiet Click" spring-swapped w/ XM Greens

Offline metalliqaz

  • * Maker
  • Posts: 4942
  • Location: the Making Stuff subforum
  • Leopold fanboy
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 10:59:57 »
Considering all the Alps customs on the way, I assume interest will perk up quite a bit.

Offline SmallFry

  • ** Moderator Emeritus
  • Posts: 3887
  • Location: Wisconsin, USA
  • Leaving 6/15; returning 6/22 or so.
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 11:04:59 »
I've wanted one for a while. Been meaning to get a Zero, so here's to hoping!

Offline boost

  • BOSTMOBILE
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 3298
  • NY Giants!!!
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 11:13:51 »
More custom alps keyboards will be coming this year so I could use a cc alps key :p
"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines."

-Enzo Ferrari

Offline CPTBadAss

  • Woke up like this
  • Posts: 14305
  • Rich Homie Huang.
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 11:16:46 »
I've love an Alps Clack as well ^__^

Offline DamnDan

  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 137
  • Location: Poland
  • The Insane One
    • My Deviantart
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 11:40:20 »
If they will be created anytime in the future i will hunt one, place on my AT101W and never remove! That is great news for ALPS users ^^

Offline absyrd

  • CPT HYPE PADAWAN
  • Posts: 3165
  • Location: Philly Burbs
  • Poker X Plz
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 12:17:06 »
I'd buy one.
My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

Offline phetto

  • HHKB JP
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 918
  • Location: Sweden
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 12:18:14 »
^ Who wouldnt? ;)

Offline Halverson

  • Traitor Supreme
  • Posts: 6790
  • GIRLSHARK WIZBRO
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 12:32:09 »
^ Who wouldnt? ;)

I want to say people without alps boards. But who am I kidding. People would buy rubber dome caps if they were clacks.

Offline kmiller8

  • Banned
  •  Post Reporting Timeout
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1589
  • Who is that kmiller8 guy?
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 12:45:41 »
Do they exist? I know Rippy had a prototype clack what was alps, have there been any skulls or blanks released with Alps stem?

Hi kmiller8,

Yes indeed there have been. The reason you don't see much of them around is that the interest was really low for them when compared to MX, T, and M.

Initially I thought that interest for ALPS compatible work would exceed model M and Topre interest. But that was not the case. It's not forgotten however, it's just further behind since I have to prioritize. You get the gist I'm sure. Regarding stress on the plastic, nothing noteworthy. Reliable and sturdy much like my other work. =)
Thanks for this thread, maybe interest will perk up a bit.

It was just a matter of substantially less interest unfortunately.
Hope that clears up some info. Speaking of which, I really, really, really need to update my FAQ section. lulz

-cc out!

Thanks for clearing that up. I look forward to the next 4grabs having ALPS compatible skulls :p

Also you should check your PM's, there's a spooky ghost waiting in there.

Offline tjcaustin

  • King Klaxon
  • * Maker
  • Posts: 3556
  • Location: Dallas-ish
  • King of All Klaxon Sciences and Cable Makery
    • Buy stuff
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 12:47:21 »
I'd buy a julysicle ALPS

Offline domoaligato

  • * Exquisite Elder
  • Posts: 1662
  • Location: USA
  • All your base are belong to us!
    • All your base are belong to us!
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 13:31:44 »
I would buy a candycorn skull or candycorn wasd kit

Offline snoopy

  • The Flying Ace
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 1814
  • Location: Industrial Environment
  • Gone with the Wind
Re: Alps Crick Crack
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 13:34:48 »
I would buy an alps keyboard just to put a clack on it