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Thread: Should I Buy the Actual Boomstick or Are the Knockoffs OK?

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  1. Default Should I Buy the Actual Boomstick or Are the Knockoffs OK? 
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    Hey All-

    I am finding the DSL Boomstick a little rich for my blood right now, especially when, at Transworld, I saw the others going for much less.

    Do you think that I should just bite the bullet and go with the DSL one?

    I know that the DSL one has the battery pack versus some plugging into 110, but it really doesn't matter where I need it. Is that really the biggest difference?

    Do you think I can still get either of the two in time for opening (less than 4 weeks :grin?

    Thanks for reading!
     

  2. Default Boom sticks 
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    It's my understanding that they all come from the same one or two companies in China. I ordered one from DSL last year and it lasted 4 weekends. In defense of DSL they have offered to check it out and see if it was abused but I haven't sent it back (my problem). I ordered a pow stick from Fright Props at the show and it works great with my DSL battery pack. I would suggest you purchase with the understanding that these are made in China, they will break down.. Shop around and see who has them in stock and who has the best deal..

    Dan Augusto
    Owner Tombstone Productions
     

  3. Default The same 
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    There are no "knock offs" they are all the same. I guess it comes down to what company you want to do business with?

    The FrightProps POW stix also have an optional battery pack.
    http://www.frightprops.com/electroni...0961-pows.html

    Stacy
     

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    there all from china.
    ours from fright props broke before we even opened, and probably used 5 times at the most.
    Owner of The Fear Experience Haunted House in Cleveland, Ohio, voted the #1 haunted house in Ohio, and #14 in America by Funtober. The Fear Experience Haunted House was called the premier haunted attraction in northeast ohio by cleveland.com and #1 in cleveland by metromix.
     

  5. Default no knock offs? 
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    Yes there are knock off's When I was in the DSL shop during TransWorld they where making there's right there. And they where making them over a year before anyone else started to sell them. so yes there are knock off's as far as where you buy them at is up to you I have had a boom stick for 1 season and I tested it just last week and it still works but i did have to remount the trigger button.

    Shawn
    http://www.twistedwoods.com
     

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    NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER buy the knockoffs they will put the creator out out of a job!! They are knockoffs for a reason, lack of talent or lack of creativity, think about what it took to get that out to the public just to be ripped off by someone!!! I would buy from DSL all the way.
    Last edited by screamline studios; 08-28-2011 at 09:20 PM.
     

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    I concur with Jason. Whenever possible I always go with originals, when you buy knockoffs it only promotes the business of knocking off. Plus cheaper in many cases will usually not be better. It is typically cheaper for a reason.

    Mike "Pogo" Hach
    -Mike "Pogo" Hach
     

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    being from china are these things safe? any one had issues/ we had a boom stick last yr I played with it a few times with out any issues. obviously they are not ul rated
    I'm only doing this to impress 2 people ... The fire marshal and the customer that's it !!!
     

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    Do not lick them they may contain lead.


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    frightprops had a new one sent out the same day we told them ours broke.
    if you are worried about them breaking, at least go with the company with a good warranty.
    Owner of The Fear Experience Haunted House in Cleveland, Ohio, voted the #1 haunted house in Ohio, and #14 in America by Funtober. The Fear Experience Haunted House was called the premier haunted attraction in northeast ohio by cleveland.com and #1 in cleveland by metromix.
     

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