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Pre-Order Vortex V2 | Trainer (Prototype)

Regular price $150.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $150.00 USD
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Note: This is a prototype, tool paths and surface finishing will probably not be quite as good as the production models, but performance wise they will be identical. This is a preorder and an estimated wait time of 3 months. Do not purchase unless you're ok with the wait.

 

The Vortex is the first production balisong trainer from NRBKnives. With it’s price point, and specs, it’s a great beginner balisong with the features of much more expensive options. I've used a lot of community feedback to transform an already great trainer, into something even better with the V2 revisions. Whether you’re new to flipping, or a pro, it’s a must have for any collection.

 

The Vortex V2 features channel style 7075 aluminum handles with an anodized beadblast finish, a heat treated 440c trainer blade with a sleek satin finish, press fit zen pins, and a hand fit bushing system for minimal play, and zero blade rub out of the box. The Vortex trainer was designed with abuse and heavy flipping in mind. Now with 7075 aluminum handles, the V2 Vortex is even more resilient to damage, pair that with a channel design that is extremely rigid, and you've got a cheap trainer that will hold up very well to drops on hard surfaces. Weighing in at 3.87oz, with a neutral balance, and softened edges, the Vortex is extremely comfortable to flip for long periods.

 

Specs:

 

Handle Length: 5.6"

 

Blade Length: 3.975”

 

Overall Length: 9.8”

 

Total Weight: 3.93oz

 

Handle Material: 7075 Aluminum (Beadblasted, Black Anodized Finish)

 

Blade Material: 440c Stainless Steel (Satin/Brushed Finish)

 

Pivot System: 416ss Hand Fit Bushings

 

Stop Pin System: Press Fit Zen Pins

 

V2 Changes:


Added Machined Texture To Face Of Handle

Completely Reworked Blade Profile and Design

Added Chamfers Around Tang

Lower Profile Zen Nipple

Larger Bite Handle Indicator on Blade

Press Fit Zen Pins

Handle Thickness Reduced from .52" to .50" To Accommodate New Zen Pins

Added Handle Jimping

Reduced Blade Weight, Making it Slightly More Handle Biased

Tighter Bushing Tolerances

Slightly Adjusted Balance (More Handle Weight)

3.93oz (V1 is 4.00oz)