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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidState View Post
    This just made my day!!! Awesome!
    Mine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveSpyder View Post
    Regarding the new deeper choil version Stretch (from Sal today on BF):




    I thought that the new Stretches were going to be CF scales? Has this changed? Not a fan of Coyote Brown at all.......might have to rethink that purchase,

    (I tried to link the original posting from the bombshell thread but am not sure how to do this but it would be from Post 1219)

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    Hopefully a Sprint will be made of the new Stretch in a more attractive colour than Coyote Brown. If there isn't then I guess I'll have to wait until a Sprint version is made with CF or an attractive colour of G10.....the only other alternative would be to RIT dye the brown G10 to black or maybe a dark blue.

    The Southard scales are ugly as hell.......IMO the colour of baby poop. This was my letdown of the day and unfortunately for news that had previously had me excited and eagerly awaiting the release of the new Stretch. Hopefully the original bombshell from Sal is the more accurate one.

    You can't go wrong with CF. Why do you think a Black Southard was created? I would be willing to bet it was because a large segment of collectors can't stand the brown colour of the original.

    Ok.....I'll stop my whining now.....soon....(edit) and hope that a CF Stretch makes itself available - even if a brown version is released first. If that is the case then I will have to just wait that much longer for my new Stretch...........'dramatic sigh'.
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    I on the other hand love brown G10, it looks classy and earthy and I would love to see more knives in it.
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    Manixfan, Like you I prefer something other than brown on the G10 Stretch that Ive been lobbying on for some time. Apparently though, everyone besides you and me (including the Paul, the biggest Stretch fan of them all!) prefer it. Not that I dislike brown but there are other colors I prefer. Lets hope it is received well so we see other colors down thr road like dark blue, smoke grey, dk green, foliage green, CF, etc.

    Watch, right on cue everyone's gonna comment in support of brown LOL
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    I am not a fan of the brown.

    More S90v & CF please.......

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    Although I love my Stretches, I'm not a fan of the proposed brown. I will hold out for CF or something in black or blue. CF would be my first choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned View Post
    I on the other hand love brown G10, it looks classy and earthy and I would love to see more knives in it.
    Yup "earthy" would be the polite way to describe it.

    I guess in the future, a more creative way to let someone know how classy they are would be to call them an "Earth-Head".

    The original Casual Bombshell stated CF........my enthusiasm for a beautiful new Stretch has now been "Earthed-On". My highschool colours were Brown and Orange (mascot - "Bears") ......you should have seen our gym outfits. Ugly brown polyester-type baggy athletic shorts with orange t-shirts (shudder). I still can't stand orange or brown on anything .......and that goes for knife scales as well.

    Oh well, I might just have to go look for an old CF stretch and have that tide me over until an attractive version of the new Stretch is released. Either that or wait until someone has produced modded CF scales that I can swap out the "Earthy" looking scales for.......

    I think that I have to go embark on some poly-substance abuse just to get over the trauma.......

    A little quote to accurately describe my feelings, (bold & italicized where creative license was taken)

    "Oh, the humanity! And all the collectors screaming around here. I told you; it—I can't even talk to people, their hopes are on there! Ah! It's... it... it's a... ah! I... I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest: my dreams of a new CF Stretch, just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage."

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    BUT coyote brown>smurf blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManixFan View Post
    my dreams of a new CF Stretch, just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage.
    What's stopping you from aftermarket mods? I sure hope Sal doesn't gauge sales on something in Coyote Brown though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidState View Post
    What's stopping you from aftermarket mods? I sure hope Sal doesn't gauge sales on something in Coyote Brown though.
    Nothing stopping me from any aftermarket mods.........but I sure hate to reward such a crappy choice of colour (pun intended) by purchasing one and becoming a positive statistic that may result in future crappy colour choices of otherwise awesome products. If no one buys the ca-ca coloured Stretches then less ca-ca coloured knives in the future. Nothing speaks so strongly as a financial loss originating from a poor choice of colour.......which would be a shame for a knife that should have hit it out of the park with a wiser choice of scale colour or material.

    Hopefully a white-knight distributor will come to the rescue and commission a Blue Weave version CF or Midnight Blue Peel Ply CF or something else in a tasteful colour.

    I suppose that I'll have to go out and buy the Black Nishijin Damascus Stretch now to match the Blue Nishijin one that I already have since it appears that it might be awhile until another Stretch appears on the market that would be a "looker". Never thought that a "Casual Bombshell" would ever end up depressing me but I suppose that is only because the original "Bombshell" raised such positive anticipation ......only to have it crushed with this recent news.

    The Stretch is an iconic knife...... a re-release should be produced in a scale material/colour that all Spyderco collectors would appreciate. Smurf blue, toxic green or Orange would be another mistake......these are niche colours that people should have aftermarket scales made for if they want their favourite niche colour.

    Hopefully Sal's "recollection" in the BladeForum's "bombshell" was mistaken and his original announcement of CF was the correct one (hopefully not polished CF either). Either that or hopefully enough people would object to a brown scaled new Stretch that the folks at Spyderco would realize that brown G-10 really is not the colour (or perhaps even the material) that most people would want in a new version Stretch.

    Perhaps a poll would be in order? Afterall Spyderco is famous for reacting to the suggestions of their fans/customers......if enough people express their preference for a colour other than ca-ca brown then perhaps they would listen.

    Let's hear from everyone who would prefer another colour besides ca-ca brown for the new Stretch..........because you can bet that all the fans of ca-ca brown will be voicing their opinion on it now. Even if you "don't mind" brown scales......please respond if you would "prefer" something else. I would think that the lack of a great amount of brown in Spyderco's production is for the very real reason that other colours are preferred. But for a brand new version of the Stretch ............IMHO.......a huge mistake. Oh sure people will buy it because it is after all a new Stretch but I would bet that far more would buy it if it were produced in a more attractive colour.
    Last edited by ManixFan; 05-23-2014 at 07:40 PM.

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    I like Coyote Brown and will have no qualms whatsoever about purchasing one. In particular I like the shade that was used on the Calypso sprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinboysdad View Post
    BUT coyote brown>smurf blue
    BUT how about dark blue, foliage green, charcoal grey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinboysdad View Post
    BUT coyote brown>smurf blue
    I must disagree. Any blue>coyote brown IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCM415 View Post
    BUT how about dark blue, foliage green, charcoal grey.
    Yes, yes Charcoal Grey.

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    Guys... I think some of you may be confusing coyote with brown. If you goodle "coyote brown G-10," google, being adjective-noun challenged, gives you an assortment of coyote and brown. I realize that you may feel the same way about coyote that you do about brown, but they are two different colors, coyote being much lighter. The coyote that I have seen is nothing like Southard or PM2 earth brown.

    Here's what you get if you google just "coyote G-10" images. (similar to post #1278 in this thread)
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    Yup, there are a great many shades of Brown......I too can produce many different shades ......just by way of a change in my diet.
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    Sure, Id like light brown/tan/Coyote more than the darker brown. Im not sure about others Doug but I dont have them confused and would prefer many other color options/shades than any sort of brown. But again yes Id prefer a lighter brown.

    We should probably wrap this discussion up soon on the bombshell thread hehe.
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    Its ok. Sal already said its coyote brown and the vast majority really like and prefer it so it is what it is.
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    And RIT dye is cheap and easy to use...
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