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Old 08-17-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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I just bought my first....
....Addi Turbo circ!!

I had bought a cheapo, $4.99 circ the other day, and used it for a while but it sucked. The join was so bad, the stitches were catching on it constantly. I'm using it for magic loop so the stitches are coming off and on the needles a lot and I just couldn't stand it. I went back to the LYS to see if I could replace it with something else, preferably reasonably priced, but once there and realizing that the size I needed didn't come in the cheaper brands, and the turbos come in ALL conceivable sizes it seems, I decided to just scrap it all and go with the expensive one!! $19 Canadian, that is, if it makes you feel any better, but still. I had better like it!!!
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
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For what it's worth, I my Addis. I can't tell you the frustration of trying to get the yarn to come around over a bad join (or probably don't need to, either). My feeling is, and I know I've said this before, is that a needle will last you for years and years, why not go with a good one?
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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I looove my Addis!
I am reminded of a funny saying that relates to buying a quality item when you can... "You should always buy a good bed and good shoes, because if you aren't in one, you're in the other."
I feel if I have some good tools on hand, using the more economical one's at times doesn't seem so bad...
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:50 PM   #4
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And I DO have quite a few other circs that are much much cheaper that are fine and I like them, but that one I bought a few days ago was a piece of garbage. Seriously. I wonder why my LYS sells them if they're that bad??? It's quite an upscale store so I was really quite surprised.

I have been using the turbo now all afternoon and it is FANTASTIC. The cord is so flexible and soft and the needles are nice and slippery which I love.

A question though, or maybe more of a comment.....it says on the package that it's a US size 2, but it also says that it's a 3mm. Normally a size 2 is listed as a 2.75mm :thinking: I asked the lady at the LYS about it and she said that they are made measured in the metric system and that it is a true 3mm, but that doesn't quite add up to a US2. Hmmmm.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:51 PM   #5
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I know someone that this is all she will use.. I haven't bought any but she keeps telling me they are wonderful
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:18 PM   #6
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Love my addi's..only use them in 12"...all my other circs are Inox pearl grey or Susan Bates Quicksilver...those that are not...will be; I'm loving these 2 brands with all needles; they have a teflon type coating that allows the yarn to glide smoothly along AND the joins rival my addi's!
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #7
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Yep, the other ones that I have are inox and susan bates. They are great. The joins rival that of the addi turbos. What I can't get over with the turbos is how soft and flexible the cord is. Really great for doing magic loop, I don't feel like I'm wrestling with the cord all the time.
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I love my Addi's most for the cord too, the needles are so smooth. I can't really say what yarn they are best for.. it seems when I feel a certain yarn I lean toward using my Addi's for it. I did pick up one or two Addi Natura's but haven't used them yet... I am curious as to how their bamboo feels. I also have one set of Crystal Palace bamboo circs that I really like cuz the joins swivel... neato frito!
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:58 PM   #10
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I love my *one* pair of addi's too. (Guess what I'm asking for for Christmas? )

I remember thinking, "How much smoother could they possibly be than other metal needles? I mean, cummon? It's just another pair of metal needles, right?" If you take a strand of yarn and loop it over the shaft and slide it up and down to feel the resistance, you can actually totally tell the difference compaired to regular metal needles like my beloved Boyes.

But as I've said, they're sort of like having satin sheets. A luxury, but I also love my cotton sheet Boye set, and the GREAT convenience of having all sizes with me at all times. Having more Addi's would be a wonderful indulgence though. I've decided to aim to collect a set of 16", since my Boyes don't go down that size, they'll fill in the gap quite nicely.
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