F.A.Q.

When will you have more trainers in stock?

We typically restock trainers every Sunday. Please subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive notifications for when they come back in stock. 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship world wide. 

How much does shipping cost?

To see our shipping prices, please visit the Shipping Cost page. 

Where are your trainers made?

Squid Industries trainers are manufactured and assembled in the United States. 

Which trainer should I buy?

If you're new to flipping or would like to introduce flipping to a friend, we recommend the Squiddy which is great for people of all ages and skill levels. If you're an intermediate or advanced flipper or are looking to become one, we recommend the Mako, Triton, or Squidtrainer. Each of these options are equal in terms of flipping, but the higher priced models have higher build quality which results in higher durability. 

What's the difference between the Mako, Triton, and Squidtrainer V2.5?

All of our metal trainers use 6061-T651 aircraft grade aluminum handles. Both the Mako and Triton utilize a 304 stainless steel trainer blade however the Mako uses a sandwich handle design whereas the Triton uses a channel handle design (sandwich is two connected pieces whereas channel is one solid piece). This channel design offers higher durability over the sandwich design. 

The Squidtrainer V2.5 uses a channel handle design in addition to an extremeley durable heat treated 410 stainless steel trainer blade. During hard drops (like on concrete or gravel), the Mako and Triton blade may bend similar to a spoon or fork (although it's very easy to straighten out with just your hands). The Squidtrainer's heat treated blade is significantly stronger and can therefore withstand much more wear and abuse without any chance of bending. Lastly, the Squidtrainer utilizes press-fit steel rods at the ends of the handles for additional momentum.