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Author Topic: Vibroplex Vs bencher  (Read 959 times)
KE7EOZ
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« on: August 18, 2007, 10:32:01 PM »

I would like to hear some comemmnts for people that has udes Vibroplex code warrior, and benchers BY, so which one would you recomend?
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K7KBN
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 12:42:22 PM »

I'd recommend that you try them and see how they compare for YOU.  What feels right for me might not work at all for somebody else.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 08:36:28 AM »

Hello All Concerned
This looks like a Dual between Vibroplex and Bencher. I have both Paddles. I bought my Bencher in 1983 when I graduated from the Strait Key. The Bencher worked good but they have been gathering dust since I bought my Vibroplex Iambic Standard from a friend. I will take the Vibroplex any day over the Bencher. They are not Plug & Play you need to lube the Pivots on the Standard with a good Lithium Grease very lightly and adjust the bearings for just a little play you can see but not feel. That gives you the nice feel. The Springs then need to have the extra tension taken out by screwing the adjusters in and trying to squeeze the paddles or squeezing them with needle nose Pliers. They then can be set for a very light action if you want them that way. The Vibroplex Paddles are way more rigid and solid then the Benchers. I never did like the Spongy Feel of the Bencher. I recently got myself one of those Brown Bros BTL-A paddles Boy are they nice and outclass both mentioned in this Dual. I hope that helps settle this Dual
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N5XM
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 02:46:13 PM »

I'll go with the Vibroplex every time.  Bencher paddles have never had the solid feel I like.  It just seems to me the Vibroplex is heavier, more substantial, or something.  I can remember using a Bencher paddle and feeling afraid the thing was gonna explode in my hands if I hit a paddle off center.  I do not slam paddles, and I like the action easy and the spacing very close.  I use one of the Viobroplex deluxe single lever models, and I also use a Kent single lever paddle, and I love both.  Both Vibroplex and Kent use superior components when compared to the Bencher.  I'm not trying to put Bencher down, as a LOT of folks use them and love them.  I'm only speaking for myself.
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