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Old 05-27-2007, 01:08 AM   #1
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help me identify regular addis vs. turbos
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I bought some 'regular addis' from someone and was told they are just like turbos. But these needles seem stickier. Has this been anybody else's experience?

Also, do regular addis have a number stamped on the side of the needles?

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Old 05-27-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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Um...In my experience there are 3 kinds of addis. The turbos (which are nickel plated) the lace addis (which have a pink cord and are a bit "stickier" for lace knitting purposes) and the wooden ones.

Maybe the wooden ones have a size stamped onto them but the turbos have it on their cord, and I think the lace ones too.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:21 AM   #3
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Oh, I should've clarified. These are not bamboo, nor the lace ones.

What needles do have a number stamped on the side (not the cord)?
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:28 AM   #4
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I'm interested if others have had any experience too, as I've had the opportunity to feel these "regular" addis at my LYS knit night, and am thinking they felt a bit grabby too.
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:00 AM   #5
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All my Addi's feel the same, but maybe they're all Turbos? I do have one with a number stamped on it, but I just assumed that it was a newer version.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:03 PM   #6
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Does anyone else have addis with the number stamped on the side? Where'd you get them? What's the package look like?

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Old 05-27-2007, 12:39 PM   #7
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If they are Addis and they are bamboo then you have the Addi Naturas. Addi Turbos are metal and have a nickel finish. Any needle made out of bamboo is going to be more grabby than metal. That is just the nature of the material.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #8
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this is a great question... it didn't occur to me that there *was* a "regular" version that wasn't the turbo or naturas; I thought addi's came in 2 variations: metal and bamboo.
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