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has any one used or seen these tubes its a company out of canada it has disposable cartridge with needles like hawk but much more inexpensive and the hawk cartridge works on them as well it has stainless tube with a disposable tip and needle if any one has any info or input please share


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Hi there!
We recently purchased the cheyenne flex grip for our machines for the reason that you now need a certificate for the autoclave in Germany. To have this you have to spend between 500-800 Euros on a weekend course and you have to buy tests you have to sterilize every month and send to the health authorities. I dont like the cheyenne machine, as I is not versatile (whip shades soft shades) for traditionals or blackngray or realism. So now I can use my micky Sharpz line-o-graph with the cheyenne tube and my swiss rotary for whip shades and colour and a skin2 for soft shades. I dont care about the time issue, I only care about the fact that you can buzz the tubes in the sonic cleaner and dont need the autoclave. disposable tubes are just too light for me to use with a solid coil machine. It hurts my hand and the vibrations are just too strong. But one warning: the flex grip costs 150 euros and doesnt fit into a lineograph and simlar coils, a the needle bar is too short. You need a fixed grip for 20 euros for these. Now I dont know why I bought a flex grip in the first place, as the fixed on is ok on every machine
Greetings
james
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I just recently purchased the Cheyenne "Flex Grip" and 10 minutes into the tattoo the spring in the cartridge stopped working...the neddle no longer retracted on its own...These are were a grouping of 13mag by the Cheyenne company....I run my shader on 6.5 volts....I then applied another 13 mag and it happened again at 6.1 volts...are these faulty cartridges, or is that still too high for the flex grip on a coil machine?

Please help me figure this out.
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flex grip with coils does not have the same hit nor feel of a rotary .The hit off a coil with that grip is making the machine work more than with conventional tube and needle the return in side the cheyenne needle is bringing the needle back up to quick and the give in the coil dont work well with each other i would only recommend use on rotaries.I have the flex grip and found out that the grip is not good for ur coils it will turn easily if the grip is adjustable and the weight of machine is more than that of the cheyenne i have tired with different rotaries and have had better results. the coil having a spring on it is needing more volts to allow the spring to push the cartridge return down thus in return coming back sooner than regular so there it makes the spring work more thus needing more volts to push needle and then u wont get the right hit this is from my experience only there may be opinions that may differ hope this helps
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the owner of our shop is always trying new machines in an effort to help his tattooing improve. he picked up the hawk thunder and loved it. he let me line a piece with it and i loved how smooth that thing lined! It really wasn't the machine i was digging though (its just another rotary as far as i can see, plus it works like shit with most power supplies but there's ), it was the needle cartridge I really liked . but at 3$ a pop it seemed a bit pricy. so i looked up there competitors and found t-tech. let me say that i was totally impressed with their working mans price of about a buck a pop for their cartridges. they line flawlessly and the bugpin mags are top notch as well. i use them with my coil machines exclusively and have had 0 problems, as a matter of fact i'm making the slow transition to just t-tech cartridges. my only complaint would be that they are always sold out of the regular bugpin mags.
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Have to say that cheyenne cartridges are bit
sh***y last time. From last 3 boxes purchased
had to throw at least 6 in garbage which were
totally usless. It could be great if this company
would be so honest to give some kind of guarantee
on each and send new ones.
I hope some day that come out someone who can
beat them with price and quality.
Never had problems with t-tech and leaking ink
inside tube.
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because Cheyenne use the rubber membrane as the spring if the needles are pushed out too far it simply snaps like a rubber band and the cartridge is fucked and can no longer be used so if you do use hawk cartridges don't let your needles hang too much or they will break
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It seems like a lot of people here are missing the point.

The T Tech system is totally viable and sterile. You snap a cartridge into a steel tube and tattoo with it, then throw out the cartridge (sharps) and autoclave the tube.
Simple and clean.

It IS really irresponsible of T Tech to advertise their cartridges as compatible with the Hawk, because the fact that the cartridges are not sealed, while totally safe and viable with an autoclavable tube, is actually a cross contamination issue when used with the hawk, and probably not great for the internal components which I assume are not meant to be exposed to liquid.

Cheyenne; stop whining and deriding T Tech as a "Fake Off" as in that lame, celebrified infomercial. Explain plainly and clearly to your customers why the Hawk should only be used with the Cheyenne cartridges (because your cartridges are sealed, and T Tech's are not, compromising the sterility and integrity of the machine)
Its an honest, important point and mudslinging just makes you look bad.

Interestingly enough, since your cartridges are compatible and safe with the T Tech system you have more of a legitimate opportunity to sell to their customers than they do yours.

T Tech; stop advertising your cartridges as compatible with the Hawk. It's unsafe to encourage people to use them that way and undermines your credibility in the industry. Market your product strictly as a self contained system and no one can complain.

Focus on improving your system and making it appealing on its own. Stop riding coat tails, it just makes you look bad.
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Sorry to bump up this old topic.

I run coil machines with a long stroke and the tip of my liner needles hanging out just a bit. Is this possible with the ttech system? If so are there any drawbacks as far as feel or anything like that?

Petty much using disposables only right now but I do miss the weight/ feel of steel

Thanks
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I love that needles.. but it is out stock always!!
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can anyone tell me where to purchase t tech needles cartridges to be posted to australia?
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I spoke with bs tattoo and protat and they both said ttech isn't excepting any distributers at this time so you just have to order straight from t tech but the shipping to oz is crazy
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saw the price of postage to aus, crazy shit. t tech must be missing out on lots of business over here. a work mate tried the white hawk brand cartridges which are cheaper but still genuine hawk items, but had problems with cartridges breaking mid tattoo. ends up cheaper to buy the expensive ones.
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how bout options and what other grips have this same ability i would love to try one. i use rotary's all day every day and this option sounds really nice i miss the weight of a grip and knowing that you can do a piece with just one machine ........ whatever the deal is i can see the wave of the future ~ now finding a happy medium of cost and quality for the working artist ~ thanks for the post
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http://site.mtderm.de

this link is to the company that makes hawk. they make high perm cosmetic tattoo equipment. the amount of development they put into their products is amazing.
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Ttechtattoo out of stock all grips? Wtf?
Do the tips work in regular grips?
Anybody know when they are stocking more?
They don't have distributors either
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I for one have not used either but have been doing research on cartridges and found that:
cheyenne has too many barbed needles which is in excusable being so expensive you expect high quality (There is no remedy for this)
Ttechs issue is the lack of a seal causing back flow into the grip. Which can also happen using conventional tubes (never happened to me but is possible). But tatsoul has the wrath disposable cartridge tubes. True tubes will soon be providing disposable cartridge tubes as well.

Being that I travel and don't drag around an autoclave nor have the means to throw away money on barbed needles. I am investing in an Inkjecta vice, wrath disposable cartridge tubes, and Ttech cartridges. Lightening my luggage vastly. No more 5 boxes of needles 5 boxes of coinciding tubes 5 machines.
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I have recently purchased 5rl from ttech. I didnt use it more than 2 minutes. I honestly felt I was using a flat magnum ???? i dont know if i should try the rest of my cartridge liners. Is it normal for the liners to not be able to put in a crisp ROUND line. my cartridges deffinately made me go right back to EIKON. besides their liners, I found their curved mags are amazing.
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they do well not as tight as hawk so gives an old school needle feel, slower liner shading mags rock
oh great work sweet work
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T-TECH IS DANGEROUS!
even if you try not to hold machine upside down, after some time tattooing you will find out that ink can flow upwords, tube can be sterylized but...... metal wire with ball that hitts the cartrige can not, it is part of the machine.

l see a lot of good artists using t-tech and not even sterilizing the grip, when they finally open the grip and look inside it is scarry!!!
original module is pricey but it is safe.
t-tech has better needles, but spreads viruses

l think we should as a comunity force somehow t-tech to start making modules with rubber membrane, or cheyenne to make normal needles with normal prices!
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hey there this is just what i know from using T tech everyday. i have never had any issues with ink flowing to the grip. i do agree that a lot of artist are not using the right method of sterilizing with their grips and it could be a big problem but to say that they are dangerous is just plain incorrect.i am not in any shape or form connected to T tech other than using their cartridges on a daily bases. i switched to T tech two years ago and it has changed my life of tattooing . now i do not use metal grips i order from Biship and TatSoul for disposable grips and the cool thing about them is if you order their grips they give you the needle rods for their grips so you can change them out every tattoo. and throw them away with the grips.so if a artist like like myself uses one of those companies regularly they will in fact have all the needle rods that they need to change out for every tattoo. i have done a lot of things to the T tech cartridge system to get it to not perform and i have been surprised that they stood up to the testing and has never failed . i have heard of a lot of guys talking about ink flowing up the tube and the only thing that i can come up with is that your machines must not be tuned properly. or you are just making crap up. jumping on a wagon that doesn't exist. ether way something else is problem. hell when i did run metal tubes i never had ink flowing up the tube. unless i had a shitty running machine. i think that a lot of guys believe that the little rubber membrane is to prevent ink flow and truth be told it is actually only intended for the push and pull of the needle just as Ttech uses a rubber band. it was not intended as a barrier. im sure that if you take any cartridge system and stand it up full of ink over time they will all fail . but i cant remember when i did a tattoo eight hours upside down. don't get me wrong cheyenne was the first to come up with a great system and they make great products but it was later on in the war with T tech that they claimed that the membrane was to prevent ink flow. ether way Ttech is a great company and i am happy with them and that's all that matters but don't knock a company for your own stupidity. thanks
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