LDY Orion Spacers & Tang Insert
These LDY Orion extension spacers and tang inserts are made in-house from a rubbery, shatter-proof polyurethane. The spacers extend the handles, feature jimping, and enable adjustable balance with up to 3x removable tungsten weights per spacer. This product includes cosmetic tang inserts in the same color selected for the spacers.
Click Here for Assembly Instruction Video: Unscrew the top handle slabs with a T10. Remove the stock spacers, and insert the stock metal pin into the Zippy spacer. Insert tungsten weights into the spacers using the tip of a clicky pen as desired for balance preference. Push each spacer down onto the handle sexbolt so that the metal pin lines up with the hole in the handle slab. Replace the top handle slab, and fully tighten down the pivot screw. Slightly push the spacer extension down and away from the handle so that the handle slab can click into place onto the spacer sexbolt. Once the slab is positioned correctly, tighten down the spacer screw until you feel a medium resistance. Insert the stock spacer into the channel just below the Zippy spacer, and tighten down the spacer screw until the handle slabs catch on the stock spacer. Remove the stock spacer. Examine to ensure the handle slabs are parallel--if you notice "bowing" of the handle slabs, slightly loosen the spacer screw until the handle slabs are parallel. Do not overtighten the body screws— this can overcompress the spacer and narrow the channel. If you have calipers you can measure the width at the pivot and simply tighten/loosen the spacer screws till the channel width at the spacer matches the channel width at the pivots (~4.65mm).
-Extends the handles of the LDY Orion from 5.50" to 5.71".
-Matches stock jimping.
-Adjustable balance: The Zippy spacers have identical weight to the stock spacers when empty, but more handle bias can be added by installiing up to 3x tungsten weights per preference.
-Includes cosmetic tang inserts in the same color selected for the spacers.
-Each spacer weighs 0.068 oz empty, or up to 0.133 oz with the tungsten weight installeds. For comparison, a stock Orion spacer weighs 0.068 oz. With the Zippy spacers, the LDY Orion weighs 3.880 oz (empty), up to 4.009 oz with all 6x tungsten weighs. For comparison, the stock Orion weighs 3.880 oz.
I absolutely love this, it was pretty easy to install, I might've not done it the proper way but that's unimportant. They look amazing, the bali sounds wayy better imo. Overall flipping experience improved. I decided to go with 0 weights in because I liked the balance of the orion and I'm happy to report the the balance feels identical. The extra length of the handles makes flipping more comfortable as I found the corners of the orion to be scratchy but these cover thoes right up! The color is just as I expected, very deep and accurate to website pics. Overall 10/10 I would recommend especially if you wanna make your orion have a little more booty weight!
(I forgot to mention it also came with two tang inserts just in case one gets dropped I assume which is a very nice touch)
Fitment is perfect. Jimping aligns with the liner jimping plus a little overhang for added grip. I run the spacers with no weights in them and it makes the Orion perfectly neutral. The white spacers and tang insert really tie together the looks of my special edition Orion
I have bought Zippy stuff before and it always a perfect fit and fit and finish are so good. Zippy has a youtube video to help install, Its awesome he does this, its a over and beyond moment we dont get often anymore. Everything went together perfect and looks great! I run mine with one weight in them and it feels perfect for my pref. I have huge chongus hands and this tiny bit more length made all the difference in the world. Thanks Zippy for another great product.
The slight reduction in weight and additional length make the Orion feel completely new and way more comfortable as a flipper. Customizable weight options are always a plus.
beautiful addition to the zippy spacer lineup. basically copy and paste for the rep extended ones, which is fine bc they're perfect as is. love the additional jimping and weight options, plus the amazing colors allowing for stunning color combinations. my boyfriend loves them lol. I sold my pink orion with teal zippy spacers anticipating my bf and I getting matching black filagree orions in their next drop and using these spacers in our favorite colorways. can't wait!
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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:
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.
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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.
Warranty & Returns
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.
Returns & Order Cancellation
I do not accept returns or refunds. All orders are final. Packages that are delayed or lost in the mail are not my responsibility. Many of my products are made-to-order and by the time you contact me to cancel, I may have already begun working on your parts. 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.
Zippy Balisong LLC 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.
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How do I maintain my Zippy?
For disassembly, tuning, and balance adjustment information, please see the Maintenance guide. All Zippy Balisongs ship with weights installed, but are easily adjustable for whichever balance profile you prefer.