Biteblades Titan Spacers & Insert
This mod for the Biteblades Titan balisong trainer replaces the stock spacers with a shatter-proof material. The Zippy spacers are shorter, bringing the Titan to a more traditional length (5.68"), include jimping, and have adjustable balance. Because the stock Titan is blade-biased, 4x removable tungsten weights per spacer are included to enable balance configurations from blade biased, neutral, and handle biased. This mod also includes an optional blade insert, which is purely to add color (e.g., glow in the dark); the Titan does not benefit from additional blade weight.
-Shortens handle length from 5.9 in to 5.68 in, and rounds the ends of the handles for a more comfortable ergo..
-Protects your handles: These spacers are made from a shatter-proof polyurethane which will absorb the shock of drops, so your Biteblades Titan doesn't have to. Unlike the stock spacers, these spacers will not crack when dropped on hard surfaces.
-Adjustable balance: Each spacer houses up to 4x removable Tungsten weights which enables you to find the perfect balance to suit your preference. The weights can be popped out with a thin, rigid metal object using the 2 slits at the base of the handle extensions, and can be popped in easily with just a pen (scroll down for my recommended weight configurations).
-Adds positive jimping for extra grip on ladders.
-Optional blade insert to add color (e.g., glow in the dark) to the Titan and eliminate ring. Note that this is not intended as a balance modification, since the Titan, being blade biased in its stock configuration, does not benefit from extra blade weight. The blade insert is not sold separately because it requires the Zippy spacers (and 3-4x weights per spacer) to maintain proper balance. On stock spacers, the insert (0.086 oz) would add an uncomfortable amount of blade bias.
-The spacers each weigh 0.074 oz (empty) or up to 0.159 oz with all 4x weights installed. For comparison, the stock spacers each weigh 0.115 oz. The Zippy Blade Insert Mod adds 0.086 oz.
Recommendation for Usage and Balance Configurations:
My overall preferred/optimal flipping configuration for the Titan is 3x weights per spacer and no blade insert. Additional info below:
No blade insert: My preference is with 2-3x weights per spacer. 0-1x weights per spacer is blade biased. 2-3x weights per spacer is neutral, and 4x weights per spacer is lightly handle biased. The Titan weighs 4.039 oz with 2x weights per spacer, and 4.081 oz with 3x weights per spacer. For comparison, a stock Titan weighs 4.037 oz (Despite the similarity in weight, the stock Titan is more blade biased than with Zippy spacers with 2x weights per spacer due to the change in weight distribution).
With blade insert: My preference when using the blade insert is with 4x weights per spacer, to balance out the extra weight of the blade insert. This configuration weighs 4.215 oz. For comparison, a stock Titan weighs 4.037 oz.
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How do I maintain my Zippy?
For disassembly, tuning, and balance adjustment information, please see the FAQ. All Zippy Balisongs ship with weights installed, but are easily adjustable for whichever balance profile you prefer.
What does the Balisong ship with?
Zippy ships international, but the buyer accepts the risk for lost, damaged, or seized packages-it is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing and using this product. For questions and concerns (looking at you, Aussies), please contact me at email@example.com. Shipping to AUS is done in 2 packages, and you will need to assemble the trainer following these instructions:
For EU customers, be advised that customs will apply a VAT fee of approximately 30€ for importing this product.
Warranty, Returns, and Shipping
Zippy modifications are aftermarket mods that the customer installs themselves. The mods do not include a knife or trainer, and it is the customer's responsibility to follow the assembly instructions (listed on each product page) when installing the aftermarket Zippy mods. If you have any questions during the assembly process whatsoever, do not hesitate to contact me for clarification (firstname.lastname@example.org). Improper installation can lead to property damage and injury, and the onus is on the customer to abide by safe practices when assembling and using these products--any injuries or damage to the customer's knife/trainer or other property during the assembly process or use of the balisong is the responsibility of the customer. Balisongs (whether trainers or knives with a sharp edge) carry inherent risks, and it is the customer's responsibility to operate all Zippy-modded balisongs in a safe and responsible manner to themselves, and everyone around them, including pets and property. To ensure safety, the customer must verify proper hardware tightness (including threadlock and installation), structural integrity of the balisong and all installed mods, and function of the balisong and all modifications prior to each use. It is the customer's responsibility to read the entire product description for each Zippy product they use to ensure they are using the product within recommended guidelines (for example, per the product desccription: the ZippyLucha should not be used at a functional work knife or manipulated over hard surfaces such as concrete). It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all international, federal, and local laws and regulations when importing and using these products.
Zippers, Cycloids, and Diode's are not real knives. These products are balisong trainers, not real knives. The blades are made of plastic, weighted with tungsten. This is not a weapon or a cutting tool and is used for recreation and training only. It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all international, federal, and local laws and regulations when importing and using these products.
You agree to not copy, modify, creative derivate works of, or reverse engineer, in whole, or in part, for any purpose: Zippy's website, products, and intellectual property, including concepts, prototypes, all products, designs, text, and photographs.
If part of the Zippy breaks within 1 year of purchase and it affects functionality, I will replace it for free. Contact me at email@example.com
In order to qualify for this policy, the issue must affect the function of the balisong. Normal wear and tear (including scratches and dings caused by repeated impact) is not covered by this warranty unless it affects the functionality of the balisong or I determine it to be the result of a manufacturing defect. In order to reduce cost for the customer, the Diode is not covered under the Zippy Warranty. Replacement Diode parts can be purchased here.
Worn M2 x 0.4mm nylock nuts are consumables and should be replaced from time to time if you disassemble frequently--these are not covered by the warranty.
I do not accept returns or refunds. All orders are final. That may be a bummer, but I am a one-man operation and returns are far too time consuming and costly to deal with. I appreciate you supporting my small business.
My package hasn't arrived, or my package is lost; what should I do?
Noooooo! Don't panic yet. So far I've never actually had a package get lost in the mail, although delays with USPS aren't unheard of, especially if the shipping is international. If you're a US-customer and your package is lost in the mail, appears lost in the mail, or was marked delivered but wasn't actually delivered, call the USPS immediately (1-800-275-8777). The faster they get on the case, the more likely you'll reach a timely resolution and get your Zippy ASAP. You can email me about it, but once I ship it out, I don't have access to any additional information that you don't--I'm just going to refer you to call the shipping carrier for resolution.
If you are an international customer and your package hasn't arrived yet, contact your local postal service that interfaces with USPS to evaluate the situation--worst case scenario you may need to reach out to customs to see if your package made it through or was seized. It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing my products.
Hopefully your package is just delayed (this has always been the case historically when a package appears lost), but if it is actually lost in the mail, I'm very sorry. Believe it or not, it's just as heartbreaking for me as it is for you, since I make every balisong myself and put a lot of love into each one. Unfortunately, I am unable to take responsibility for packages that get lost in the mail (or seized by customs). I offer a variety of shipping options which have different levels of pricing and reliability/risk, and it's up to you to choose what is best for you. I am unable to replace lost packages for free, since each product takes me a considerable amount of time and financial investment to make; I'm not a big Amazon company that manufactures their stuff overseas. Thank you for understanding.
Zippy ships international, but the buyer accepts the risk for lost, damaged, or seized packages-it is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing and using this product. For questions and concerns (looking at you, Aussies), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Zippy is shipped in 2 packages, you will need to assemble the trainer following these instructions:
For EU customers, be advised that customs will apply a VAT fee of approximately 30€ for importing products that exceed 100€. This is subject to change depending on up-to-date EU regulations: it is your responsibility to verify this at the time of your purchase.
When purchasing products, you agree to provide accurate information (name, contact method such as email, address, credit/debit card information, and other information. Zippy Balisong reserves the right to request identification following payment to verify your identity and prevent fraud. Zippy Balisong will not sell your personal information to third parties. Zippy Balisong will not share your personal information with third parties without your permission except in response to inquiries by law enforcement and government agencies, or if I have reason to believe your use of the website and purchase of products is for an unlawful purpose. These cases that do not require your consent to share data consist of: court order, a subpoena, legal process, governmental request, or to investigate fraud.
Zippy Trainers are not real knives
Zippers, Cycloids, and Diode's are not real knives. These products are balisong trainers, not real knives. The blades are made of plastic, weighted with tungsten. This is not a weapon or a cutting tool and is used for recreation and training only. It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing and using this product.