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Hi, i still love my Sprungs and i am looking for a new Set of the A7. I wrote them an Email and in Facebook but got no answer. Anybody have an Idea of they are still in Business or where to get one?

Thanks Sven

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4 hours ago, Scorpion said:

Hi, i still love my Sprungs and i am looking for a new Set of the A7. I wrote them an Email and in Facebook but got no answer. Anybody have an Idea of they are still in Business or where to get one?

Thanks Sven

I don't think Keith, the inventor of Sprungs, is making any more product. He was working on designs for an alloy version called Fizix, but I don't think he's secured the funding to get that produced and the Facebook page for the product hasn't been updated in over a year. https://www.facebook.com/FizixFrames

The Sideline lead @Westside gave you is your best bet. I think he bought up the remaining stock. I believe the same seller also has an account on eBay under the name stickfixtexassouth: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/164181065317?var=463812336559

If he doesn't have any A7s left, you can either go with an A6 or consider trying the Marsblade R1. As someone who has used the Sprung for over a decade and used the R1 for several months in 2021, I still prefer a new set of Sprungs, but the R1 is a very close second. I think the Sprungs are a bit lighter and slightly more mobile, but, like Sprungs, the R1 also allows for full stride extension and tighter turns and stops than a traditional flat or HI-LO chassis. I suspect the R1 will also be more durable in the long run. While the Sprungs are great when new, they do get friction wear and eventually the rocker arms get very loose and that hurts the responsiveness and stability. 

 

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https://sprunghockey.com/shop/

 

Thom bought the rights to the website, so he actually sells through here now. You save on the fees and tax and he does as well. He doesn't have a7s I don't think. But he does have the rights to production, so maybe reach out and see if he's trying to manufacture some. He told me in the summer that when he sells out he will consider making a new run

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Hi Guys, thanks for the help. I wrote Thom and he answered me. At the Moment he has no A7 and he is looking to get some new Stuff, but he thinks it will take till mid of 2022 or later. So I "need" to go with Marsblade.

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1 hour ago, Miller55 said:

Personally I would just go with a straight chassis if I didn't have sprungs. Not a fan of the r1

How would you describe the difference, if you've tried MBs?

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5 minutes ago, YesLanges said:

How would you describe the difference, if you've tried MBs?

Not sure what you're asking. Difference between what?

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9 minutes ago, YesLanges said:

Sprung and MB

Gotcha. Sprung have great power and grip, they are fast and really maneuverable for all 80s and the grip is excellent. R1 felt to me very slow and clunky, not necessary because it's weight, just the way the work. Grip was better than a regular chassis, but they were slower for sure and the maneuverability was the same. I didn't keep them because I just did not see myself ever using them. 

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Thanks, Man...appreciate the explanation. I bought Sprungs while I was waiting for my MBs; but ended up never installing them, cause I didn't have a second pair of boots for them. MBs are definitely a big improvement over regular chasis for me; but I've never really gotten comfortable loosening the bolt more than about halfway. This thread reminded me about the Sprungs, so I just got another pair of cheap Bauer X-LPs to convert to Sprungs to try them out (with 76s). Does anybody ever rocker Sprungs with smaller wheels front and back, or does that make them too unstable?   

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Sprungs are meant to be used with all the same size wheels. If you have the A6, use all 76mm. The won't function the way they were designed to if you use different sized wheels. You should also take them apart and clean them regularly to avoid friction wear (especially if you use them outside).

As for the R1, for some reason they felt heavier and slower for me outside than they do inside. Perhaps it's just a difference in wheels. I do prefer the Sprungs when new to the R1, but would still rather use the R1 than a traditional flat chassis as they allow for full stride extension and provide better grip. I'd also prefer the R1 to a really worn in pair of Sprungs (one where the front rocker arms move freely). An alloy version of Sprungs would be my dream chassis. 

 

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Yes, you can run all 76mm on the A7. Most people use all 80mm with the A7 for a bit more speed, but all 76mm will work and will give you a smaller wheel base for even more mobility. 

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