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Mid-sized pill?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by rTTn, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. rTTn

    rTTn Slayer

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    Are there pills out that fall between regular size and jumbo. If not, can there be because id love to play one.
     
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  2. Sirwillcode

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    I second this motion.
     
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  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    @htimSxelA , this would be super cool for Terra to do, I have never boughten a pill because the small ones feel too small and the jumbo pills feel too big. I third the midsize pill
     
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  4. Almostgets

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    75mg or the tweener
     
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  5. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    They exist, I'm sure that Alex has made some to test out
     
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  6. Ryalkid20

    Ryalkid20 Honed Member

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    The normal sized pill feels just right it's not supposed to be big to me I think Its supposed to feel more like the tama and be that size
     
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  7. Joel Clayton

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    Alex please
     
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  8. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    We have some plans! I agree mid-size is super fun, kind of a good blend between the good stalls of a jumbo, and the maneuverability of the standard size
     
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  9. Brandon Jensen

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    I got my first pill today in the mail, a beech terra regular sized, and I had seen some stalls done in a video, I think by @htimSxelA, and so I tried setting some of those up and it felt decently impossible. The balance point was just so precise, especially for me being such a novice.

    But i love how easy it is to spike it off of string tricks, and how hard you can hit the downspikes.

    The regular size felt incredibly small at first, but I really dug how portable it was throughout the day, and how easily I could bring it out and smash a quick trick.
     
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  10. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Yea, super solid for downspikes, and learning space walk and juggle tricks
     
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  11. Jedi_man

    Jedi_man Honed Member

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    When I was playing my Jumbo I loved how it could stall and the slower play, but it felt like I could kill someone (Or myself!) with it! The weight of it also makes it harder to play for a long time. When I switched to the regular, stalls were harder and it had a much faster play, almost like I was playing a mini, and normal size didn't exist. The regular is good for spikes and spacewalks without the risk of killing anyone, but still felt smaller than it should. And I did notice that the balance point is in fact very precise! I would love if these 'viking' pills were made and I'd snatch one up pretty quick.
     
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  12. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    The Horse Pill
     
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  13. Jasper B.

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    LBB PILL!!!!!

    The 10% bigger or whatever like the LBB, but for a PILL!!!!
    PLEASE @htimSxelA
    that seems the perfect upgrade for the pill to have the best playability like the LBB.
    I think an LBB pill would have perfect stall area and not too much precision needed, but also maneuverability.
    Also LBB, because thats Terra's thing, and I think the same increase would work for a pill.

    #DestroyAllDamas
     
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  14. Jedi_man

    Jedi_man Honed Member

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    Bump because I desperately want one of these.
     
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  15. Jasper B.

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    Yes frickin please.
    Maybe a Prefect Pill or LBB pill?
     
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  16. olivetree

    olivetree n00b

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    image.jpg Further adding onto this thread, I hand turned this pill and it is way better for stalls... Idk if the size is good but it’s like a slaydawg pill so I guess it would fit in the mid sized pill category.
     
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  17. Jedi_man

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    Dang I wish I could hand turn my own kendamas.
    Let's just get a whole gradient of 5 pill doses: Normal, Dawg pill, Mid pill, Horse pill, Jumbo

    Especially rooting for that mid pill, the exact middle between normal and jumbo.

    I think one problem with the pill in general, especially regular size, is how the spike protrudes out of the 'ken'. The point in which the spike meets the 'ken' has a bevel/curve, so that if you try to put the 'tama' in 'bird' position, hole side down, it does not make simultaneous contact with both the body and spike, and rocks back and forth. This makes it hard to stall in this way. I'm actually considering squaring this curve on one of my pills, and seeing how it plays.
    Ironically, the way the pill is actually makes stilt far easier than bird.
     
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  18. olivetree

    olivetree n00b

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    I definitely see what your saying... as an alternate option to squaring the spike I actually made the “Tama” on the pill more square to assist with birds
     
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  19. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Love seeing this thread revived! We've been talking a little bit about a mid-size pill lately, it seems like a lot of people are really stoked on the idea.

    Q: What would your ideal be? Super stick paint? Rubber? Natty? How much larger?

    Feedback helps a lot! We want to make the best stuff we can for players like you :D
     
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  20. Jedi_man

    Jedi_man Honed Member

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    For me, I'm thinking something directly in the middle of a regular and a jumbo. For paint, the normal pill paint would do nicely, but I'd like a few natties or silks thrown into the mix. Super hyped to hear you're considering it!
     
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