ProPain87

Flat hop advice

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So I'm planning on doing a flat hop, never done one before but looks quite simple. 

All the videos and advice say to use a firefly nub but everywhere seems to be out of stock. Does anyone know either where I can get one or a good alternative. I'd rather buy one  than make one from an eraser or anything unless the results are massively better. I also don't want to r hop,  they seem like so much hassle

 

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why not use the Prommy flat hop?

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I have seen them but a lot of people have said they are not very good when searching other threads and forums 

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Modify flat hop and nub works fine.

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I'm happy to use the prommy one if I have to, which would be better black or blue, flat or curved? Other option is maple leaf nub and bucking 

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Go for the soft, which I think is the blue one. Some people say flat, some say curved, but I've not tried them personally so I couldn't comment.

As far as nubs go the Nazuma works, but I'm tight and I resent paying that much for a small chunk of rubber /urethane when a piece cut out of a pink pencil eraser and glued to the underside of a hop arm that took 3 minutes to sand flat works just as well.

I have tried putting a curve on the underside of nubs, but a can't say there was any noticeable difference, except in the time it took and the number of little bits of rubber I threw away because I'd just buggered it up... again.

If you want to be fancy about it, buy a small sheet of 70 durometer urethane off eBay and make them out of that. It's a lot more durable than the pencil eraser.

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I found eagle 6 had stock and they were pretty good on shipping, I've just put the prommy blue bucking on and I'm using the prommy black nub with it 

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Come to think of it, I'm sure I've got a piece of urethane in a box somewhere (one of the ones that hasn't been unpacked since the last time I moved). If I find it, send me a self addressed envelope and you can have enough to do some experiments on the condition you do a thread about your results. ;)

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Sounds a fair deal, thank you! I'm going to try a few different nubs to see how I get on anyway.  Pm me your address and we can sort it out 

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It's the other way around with the Modify. The hard is a bit poor (but OK as a R hop packing) and the soft is the shnizz.

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