Newer Negrini Body Cord Desig

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  1. jjefferies

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    At a recent tournament a friend asked if I would be interested in a broken Negrini body cord. And being a not so secret hoarder, I responded "sure". But when I got it home I found that the electrical connections were solid. But upon opening the connectors up I found that in both ends the wire clamp as seen below was broken. On one end the plastic the screws went into had broken. on the other the bit of clamping plastic had broken. So my question is: are others finding this new design rather fragile. The cord itself appears to be almost brand new, i.e. none of the usual signs of abuse or long usage.
     

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  2. Inquartata

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    Yes. One of the little plastic holders in mine broke the first time I opened the clamshell to check the wires and reset the holder. Probably over-enthusiastic tightening of the screw, or to quote Bullwinkle "don't know my own strength".
     
  3. twisterfencing

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    The clamping plastic piece is called a wire stop per Negrini.
    It is a PVC retaining piece of plastic, and is in my opinion is way too *soft* for its application and use.
    Negrini wanted a PVC retainer used for a PVC cover on the wire. My suggestion to Negrini was to have a much stiffer piece there in its place. You can see how far my suggestion went with them.
    I can say this about the image you show. This body wire has been taken apart several times. Take a look at the post screw on the "B" line. It is almost stripped out. Knowing that this is a high end body wire, again in my opinion, you should have been able to take it apart 100's of times and not had this problem, only pointing out someone has been working on it.
    Suggestions have been made to Negrini and I have been told that this one piece is on the drawing board to be updated.
    It's not like Negrini to let something like this out. They are way too fussy about details. This one slipped through the cracks.
     
  4. Mac A. Bee

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    Also used in Favero's reel's body cord connector.
     
  5. pinbot

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    But I've never seen a Favero break. [edit--a Favero head I mean, their wires pretty regularly]

    Put Favero heads on that Negrini wire and you'll have a top-notch hybrid.
     
  6. Purple Fencer

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    Not the clamp on the inside....the outer casing, yes. Typically the clip side over the B pin.

    I've advised Favero about this....they did not seem to believe me until I took pictures for them.
     
  7. dcchew

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    This combination is what I use for my personal body cords. An excellent body cord in my opinion. Not cheap, but very robust. It does require an occasional bit of maintenance like all body cords do.
     
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    The Negrini pins are far superior to the Favero pins. The old Favero pins had the rotating cage that seizes up and the new ones collapse like the germans. The Negrini leaves are much stronger than the Favero/German leaves and take much more abuse before needing to be "spread".
     
  9. Inquartata

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    I don't know about that. On mine I had the leaf of one pin ( weapon end ) break off within a month. Replaced with new pin. Same thing happened again after a couple of months. Replaced with new pin. No further problems with weapon end, but about a month ago the leaf of one pin on the reel end has broken off.
     
  10. DHCJr

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    Yesterday, someone brought up a Negrini to be repaired and like what happened to Inquartata the cage for the B-line was completely gone. Only the pin was left. Didn't have a spare for them.
     

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