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Cheyenne hawk vs spirit vs thunder

Posted by Spooks Joya from IP: 172.223.204.123 on 10/07/12
Kissimmee, fl

Ok so I have the hawk and recently got the spirit... The spirit wasn't new when I got it but I noticed it was a little louder then the hawk, and it it would stop on larger cheyenne needles. Does anyone know if this is normal? And is the thunder really superior to the older models? For some reason I think I like the original better then the newer ones. I hear the thunder is to powerful for most power units which sounds like a headache to me.



 
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RE:Cheyenne hawk vs spirit vs thunder

Posted by Mr_PeTreLLi from IP: 197.87.82.160 on 12/08/12
Gautengm South Africa

In reply to your Questions, first of all if you can afford any Cheyenne* Tattoo machine surely the proper power supply shouldnt be an issue, but i do run my thunder on a standard 0-20amp 12V power supply and it runs quite fine once you get use to the extra benifit of adjusting the stroke longer which in turn gives you smoother linework, but all and all the proper power supply just gives you more benifits.... yes power it doesnt come short on but its a slight adjustment from the spirit, ;-) i think the ingineering that went into each specific cheyenne machine is absolutely perfect, but each for their own i suppose!! good inking and great flow, Awe-ness


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RE:Cheyenne hawk vs spirit vs thunder

Posted by DavidEngbaek from IP: 50.71.152.63 on 12/10/12
Winnipeg Canada

Ive had all 3 machines...
the Thunder is the best hands down...Lines awesome, packs and shades...i would say the Spirit might be slightly better for grey shading, but doesn't line all that well...the original wasn't too much different from the Spirit..

One must remember you need the special cord form Cheyenne for Thunder and the Spirit( yes the spirit also)


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RE:Cheyenne hawk vs spirit vs thunder

Posted by toidi from IP: 79.223.39.189 on 01/03/14

hey guys i have a question... i used the spirit for a long time and had not a single issue but now i recieved a new thunder with a special cord for the critical power supply, but if i start the thunder it makes a crazy sound in the beginning , like it would start 2-3 times and then runs normal.... i just wanna know if this is normal!? or should it start like the spirit !?


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