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December 2017 Update #2

Hey everyone,

Back in 2015 when I was first designing the Squidtrainer, I had a vision to create a budget friendly that still maintained the flipping characteristics of top tier balisongs. Earlier this summer, I tried optimizing my designs even further with the Trident but that project was far too troublesome to produce long term and so I eventually comprised with the Triton. Even with the Triton, I knew that the barrier to entry was too high and so I approached my manufacturer looking for an engineering solution. After months of prototyping and testing, I am proud to finally announce my newest trainer model: Squiddy

The Squiddy is the world's first CNC machined PVC-C balisong. It features a channel zen pin handle design with 3/16" diameter steel rods at the ends of each handle for added momentum. The hardware used in the Squiddy is identical to that of the Triton and Squidtrainer. The total length is 10 inches and the total weight is 2.35 ounces. The best feature of them all is the tactical face located at the end of the trainer blade which is can be used to persuade parents and alleviate the concerns of any nearby strangers. 

I understand that some of you may be skeptical of a plastic trainer, but rest assured that I have designed the Squiddy to be both highly durable and a quality flipper. This model is priced at $42 USD

Upcoming Batch

Please review the following information in regards to this week's drop of trainers. 

               100 Squiddy 
               20 Black Triton
               20 Silver Squidtrainer V2
               20 Red Squidtrainer V2*
               20 Blue Squidtrainer V2

  • Squidtrainer Pricing: $150 Silver, $175 Anodized
  • Triton Pricing: $110 Silver, $130 Anodized
  • Squiddy Pricing: $42 
  • Payment forms accepted: Credit, Debit, Prepaid Visa
  • Shipping: WorldWide
  • Limit 3 total units per household

If you're unsure about what time is 3pm PST is, click this link and enter your region. *The red Squidtrainer V2's in this batch will feature black hardware instead of the silver.

In my last newsletter, I announced that I was hosting a raffle and that anyone could enter by purchasing a Squid Industries T-Shirt. This raffle entry period will end next Monday at 3:00pm P.S.T which is the same time that I will announce the winners on my Instagram live stream. There will be three unique winners who will be getting a free Squiddy. 

I've written this newsletter with great haste so I'm hoping there's not too many typos. Please feel free to send me message or email if you have any questions. 

Thanks for reading and happy holidays, everyone!

Lucas Cao

Squid Industries
California, USA
December 15th, 2017