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Recommending Coils?

Mike, i've been doing tons of research on the Neuma Hybrids and can't seem to make the decision to switch. For those of us who can't choose to switch, can you recommend some awesome coil machines?


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In my opinion,and of course just an opinion...After going round and round with different machines the last couple years, i have come to the conclusion that i work best with the Neuma ran by air,and this is with the new Neuma Hybrid.I'm pretty much sold on it at this point,i feel that i have alot more control with it,it's cleaner and easier in my opinion,all the way from setup to break down,its lighter and not in my way as much as a coil machine gets sometimes, i can get in better positions with it,if that makes sense,it's not at all bulky.,.I can either pack color in with it and move on or i can layer with it more than i can with coils or rotaries,also works great for black and gray tattoos..Now the thing that sucks is the traveling with a compressor,so what i'll probably do is travel local shows with my small travel compressor and if i have to get on a plane ill either bring the motor for the hybrid or bring some coils and make due.Now my favorite coil machines that i own are machines built from a guy in France named Iko,Here is a link to his myspace http://www.myspace.com/ikolans.There are alot of great machines out there to choose from,I recently tried Texas Irons and they work great,Pulse has some nice machines,Next Generation has some good ones but i wouldnt suggest the light aluminum ones.If you decide to go with Coils,i would suggest start building a collection of them and try a bunch of them and figure out which ones work best for you,it's something that will pay off in the end.One very important thing everyone must know about the new Hybrids is that you cannot oil them like the old ones,they dont work well if you do.Just run em dry and they are great.
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Mike,,

What do you think the problem is with the light aluminum machines? To much vibration?

thanks....
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What i didn't like about the aluminum ones,now it might not be like this on all of them,but all the ones i tried were touch sensitive,when you squeeze the vice the machine doesn't run as good,but of course when tattooing your not squeezing the vice,but what was happening is when i use disposable tubes and squeeze the tube for grip it would put pressure in the vice which makes the machine run different.If regular metal tubes were being used it would make a world of difference, because it wouldn't flex when being squeezed, But in my case i use all disposables so i was running into this problem.
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for sure! thanks......
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