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Offline ChinaKnockoff

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts 8.15
« Reply #300 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 21:20:34 »
Thank you! Is there any way to be notified or you just gotta keep hitting F5?

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts 8.15
« Reply #301 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 21:57:23 »
Thank you! Is there any way to be notified or you just gotta keep hitting F5?
Maybe check out keylabs website

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts 8.15
« Reply #302 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 11:05:43 »
Thank you! Is there any way to be notified or you just gotta keep hitting F5?

For now, Geekhack will be the best source for updates on the kits, major kit announcements will be posted on Reddit and announced on our newsletter also! But they'll for sure be here too. Thanks for the interest!

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #303 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 15:29:19 »
Like the light alphas myself

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #304 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:00:39 »
Gonna chime in here and also say I liked the light alphas.

I don't think it's necessarily valid to draw the conclusion that the dark alphas are overall more popular than the light alphas based on sales of the last time this opened.

If I recall correctly, the dark alpha set was cheaper and included fewer keys. Mainly, it got rid of a lot of the cruft that the main base kit with the light alphas had.

I know I personally did not join the GB for the light alphas because I didn't want to pay so much for a bunch of keys I would never use. I wonder if others were in the same situation.

I would love if two changes happened:
1. The Tab key in the extras moved to the base kit
2. A new "light alphas" kit came back, with spacebar and numpad support

With these changes, I could effectively build 2 keyboards by buying the base and alphas kit only.

In the way you had it setup before, you forced buyers to choose between dark and light alphas, which definitely cannibalized sales as you stated in the original post. With this approach, everyone has to buy a base kit. If someone just wanted light alphas in the base kit, they would have to spend more to get the base + alphas kit. But alpha kit purchasers have the ability to build 2 full keyboards, which makes the added cost more palatable.
 
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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #305 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:05:20 »
Gonna chime in here and also say I liked the light alphas.

I don't think it's necessarily valid to draw the conclusion that the dark alphas are overall more popular than the light alphas based on sales of the last time this opened.

If I recall correctly, the dark alpha set was cheaper and included fewer keys. Mainly, it got rid of a lot of the cruft that the main base kit with the light alphas had.

I know I personally did not join the GB for the light alphas because I didn't want to pay so much for a bunch of keys I would never use. I wonder if others were in the same situation.

I would love if two changes happened:
1. The Tab key in the extras moved to the base kit
2. A new "light alphas" kit came back, with spacebar and numpad support

With these changes, I could effectively build 2 keyboards by buying the base and alphas kit only.

In the way you had it setup before, you forced buyers to choose between dark and light alphas, which definitely cannibalized sales as you stated in the original post. With this approach, everyone has to buy a base kit. If someone just wanted light alphas in the base kit, they would have to spend more to get the base + alphas kit. But alpha kit purchasers have the ability to build 2 full keyboards, which makes the added cost more palatable.

+1 to this

Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #306 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:21:38 »
Totally agree with the above. GMK Violet on Cream has done this with purple alphas and included numpad support and for 70$ despite custom colors. With the tab, this kit shouldn't be more than 80$.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #307 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:40:04 »
Totally agree with the above. GMK Violet on Cream has done this with purple alphas and included numpad support and for 70$ despite custom colors. With the tab, this kit shouldn't be more than 80$.

Solid ideas all around, I really like the light alphas as well, and knowing this has been realistically achieved previously is promising. Absolutely something I'll look into here.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #308 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:47:01 »
Would selling alphas and mods separately be easier to include both color options? That way people can get both set of alphas and just one set of mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #309 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:52:25 »
Would selling alphas and mods separately be easier to include both color options? That way people can get both set of alphas and just one set of mods.

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This was a consideration early on, but unfortunately during my discussion with my rep from GMK, they suggested that this option would be more expensive overall then the production a single unified kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #310 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:53:23 »
I like the dark alphas but extra light alphas definitely do not hurt

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #311 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 03:03:13 »
Gonna chime in here and also say I liked the light alphas.

I don't think it's necessarily valid to draw the conclusion that the dark alphas are overall more popular than the light alphas based on sales of the last time this opened.

If I recall correctly, the dark alpha set was cheaper and included fewer keys. Mainly, it got rid of a lot of the cruft that the main base kit with the light alphas had.

I know I personally did not join the GB for the light alphas because I didn't want to pay so much for a bunch of keys I would never use. I wonder if others were in the same situation.

I would love if two changes happened:
1. The Tab key in the extras moved to the base kit
2. A new "light alphas" kit came back, with spacebar and numpad support

With these changes, I could effectively build 2 keyboards by buying the base and alphas kit only.

In the way you had it setup before, you forced buyers to choose between dark and light alphas, which definitely cannibalized sales as you stated in the original post. With this approach, everyone has to buy a base kit. If someone just wanted light alphas in the base kit, they would have to spend more to get the base + alphas kit. But alpha kit purchasers have the ability to build 2 full keyboards, which makes the added cost more palatable.

+1 to this

Thanks upas!!! +5 to this.

Honestly the worst that happens is it doesnít hit MOQ. At least give the light alphas a chance. Like I know some of the commenters appear to like the dark keys. Good for you. Doesnít mean you have to prevent the light set from happening to prove your color is better. Itís called opinion.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #312 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 06:33:35 »
Ready to buy.
Wait for the GB to come.  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #313 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 15:52:37 »
I'm ready to buy that one too. I'll certainly buy the "light Hammerhead" kit if that is also proposed at a later date.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #314 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 23:05:30 »
Gonna chime in here and also say I liked the light alphas.

I don't think it's necessarily valid to draw the conclusion that the dark alphas are overall more popular than the light alphas based on sales of the last time this opened.

If I recall correctly, the dark alpha set was cheaper and included fewer keys. Mainly, it got rid of a lot of the cruft that the main base kit with the light alphas had.

I know I personally did not join the GB for the light alphas because I didn't want to pay so much for a bunch of keys I would never use. I wonder if others were in the same situation.

I would love if two changes happened:
1. The Tab key in the extras moved to the base kit
2. A new "light alphas" kit came back, with spacebar and numpad support

With these changes, I could effectively build 2 keyboards by buying the base and alphas kit only.

In the way you had it setup before, you forced buyers to choose between dark and light alphas, which definitely cannibalized sales as you stated in the original post. With this approach, everyone has to buy a base kit. If someone just wanted light alphas in the base kit, they would have to spend more to get the base + alphas kit. But alpha kit purchasers have the ability to build 2 full keyboards, which makes the added cost more palatable.

i agree

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #315 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 13:39:54 »
Happy to see this come back! We all appreciate you for organizing this! I originally was really interested in the Deep Water set, so I don't have any suggestions. Thanks again!

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #316 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 01:32:44 »
The look of those dark alphas is just perfect. Definitely getting these for my hhkb Polaris I bought last week.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #317 on: Tue, 03 September 2019, 15:35:48 »
It is great to see the feedback on this guys! It was good the GB was remade!
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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #318 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 03:56:41 »
Light alphas? Any news?

Offline Mormur

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #319 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 18:59:15 »
Would buy if the light alphas set was back.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #320 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 21:32:11 »
Are there any updates regarding any revisions or when group buy will start? Thanks!

Offline Jhambone9160

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #321 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 00:46:18 »
Definitely interested in this set, especially the dark alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #322 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 02:59:06 »
Interested as well... I hope it is not dead

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #323 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 06:32:46 »
as much as i would like to buy this, i hope it won't start until 2020 :rolleyes: sounds weird but this year's end is packed with so much good stuff :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #324 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:04:01 »
Is this kit still coming to market? I have have been following it since the beginning and I'm starting to get worried I have waited all this time for nothing... It is such a beautiful set and it's all I have ever wanted. Can you please let us know the scoop before I (we) go crazy <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #325 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 12:16:39 »
Any new information on this kit? Been holding off on other sets for this baby :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #326 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 02:49:32 »
this is good!!! keep pushing guys!

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #327 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 06:46:13 »
Is that NorDe kit gonna be updated or left like that? Still missing some crucial keys, like andtar2 pointed out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #328 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 11:28:51 »
I was debating early on, but now that the deep water kit is the primary focus (and after I missed out on GMK Dracula because I couldn't make up my mind), I'm 100% in on the main deep water kit and the novelties. Beautiful work!

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« Reply #329 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 12:30:28 »
Hope this still gets run.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #330 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 21:10:53 »
Will the gray alphas still be available? I wasn't interested in the Deep Water variant at all.
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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #331 on: Tue, 26 November 2019, 05:06:48 »
Another +1 for light alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #332 on: Tue, 26 November 2019, 07:18:19 »
Been wanting deep water since day 1. Hope we don't need another resurface  :))
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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #333 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 01:16:15 »
Still there for the Deep Water kit too.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #334 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 15:48:28 »
Sad to hear the original core might not make it to the resurface, but I still digg the colors. Would it be possible to see a render comparison between GMK Metropolis and GMK Hammerhead?

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« Reply #335 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 18:48:53 »
The fact that I like the colour combination. Look forward to GB

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #336 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 19:54:52 »
light alphas or sleep

Offline Ryuzumei

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #337 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 06:54:34 »
I like the dark alphas better. Looking forward to this GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #338 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 13:03:26 »
Love this one. Deskmat design is beautiful! Can't wait for GB launch.

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« Reply #339 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 09:38:48 »
Regarding the original core kit, a few sets have been successful lately running an alternate alphas kit, but including enough extra modifiers that you can cover 2 keyboards if you buy the alternate alphas kit. That makes it a much better value, effectively 2 GMK sets with lots of compatibility for $125 each or less.
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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #340 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 01:55:23 »
Regarding the original core kit, a few sets have been successful lately running an alternate alphas kit, but including enough extra modifiers that you can cover 2 keyboards if you buy the alternate alphas kit. That makes it a much better value, effectively 2 GMK sets with lots of compatibility for $125 each or less.

You must not have been around for the cancelled group buy which had two different base kits. Itís the reason it failed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #341 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 04:17:12 »
Regarding the original core kit, a few sets have been successful lately running an alternate alphas kit, but including enough extra modifiers that you can cover 2 keyboards if you buy the alternate alphas kit. That makes it a much better value, effectively 2 GMK sets with lots of compatibility for $125 each or less.

You must not have been around for the cancelled group buy which had two different base kits. Itís the reason it failed.

Not really. The previous kits were a jumble and had big flaws. Two base kits wasn't one of them.

Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #342 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 09:21:17 »
Wasn't there also a numbers concern on the light alphas base?

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #343 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 10:11:08 »
There was, that's why the base kit now has dark alphas

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #344 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 11:05:21 »
would be awesome to get a lifesign from OP, has any1 direct contact to him?

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« Reply #345 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 13:10:50 »
HOLY ****, was literally about to resort to Necro for this colorway since Nautilus seemed a bit too strong for me. I. AM. DOWN.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #346 on: Sun, 15 December 2019, 12:04:11 »
Just here to reiterate my interest in the Deep Water kit; I've got the money set aside for it. Also reiterating my interest in adding two 1.5u novelties to the novelty kit. I'll buy Deep Water either way though.

Also, if the name for the original light alpha core kit is still up in the air, the opposite of deep water would be the shallows, and GMK Hammerhead Shallows sounds pretty cool to me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #347 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 04:14:32 »
Let's get this going! Love the mousemat + deep water caps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #348 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 12:51:37 »
I just noticed the knob in the render. I need this kit now. and the knob. gg

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Re: [IC] GMK Hammerhead Resurface || New Kit Layouts!!
« Reply #349 on: Mon, 30 December 2019, 12:11:57 »
Any estimate of a gb date?