The chip on the first one looks really bad. Really bad. I couldn't see the problem with the second - is the discoloration on the stripe the problem or is that a camera-light-effect thing?
Wood looks great, but it also looks to be a hassle. My 3.Ais do fine atm but sometimes I wonder...
That's not a camera effect. They used different pieces of bamboo wood instead of one matching piece. That is a joke and to do it twice! I actually almost gave up and was just gonna take the loss and sell them. But I figured hell no! I paid for these outright and deserved to have the builds that other customers get. So I stood my ground and in the end I got what I wanted. Just a lesson learned. But I'm really glad that I stood up for myself instead of just taking **** like I usually do :)
I don't think they are a hassle to maintain though. I just put them in a safe areas when I'm done with them. I won't throw them in my pocket with other gear and scratch them up lol. Actually I don't use these when I'm outside because its just too dangerous and would be irresponsible of me to do so. So they are relegated to home use. Still very much useful and I enjoy them :).
Edited by lee730 - 5/12/13 at 12:12pm