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New Style Mini Hinge

Double BogeyDouble Bogey Posts: 627
edited 9:00AM in EggHead Forum
Vickie and I won a new mini at the Sunshine State Fest and I finally got a chance to assemble it. This one has the new style hinge unit. It is not a spring hinge as previously stated but is a major improvement over the old style. It also has a new handle similar to the larger eggs--also a big improvement.
I'll attempt to post a few pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.

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He is the little one in the middle

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The new style handle

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Side view of the hinge

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Back view of the hinge unit

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Picture with top open

This little guy will serve as a great reminder of a wonderful fest. Next up Waldorf!
Larry
Aiken, SC. and
Fancy Gap, Va.

Comments

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Looks pretty schweet..my first sighting of one..but I heard they were coming...
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,853
    Looks great! Wish mine had those mods. Wonder if you can retrofit.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,008
    Thanks for posting - anybody know if the band will fit older minis and if they are available yet any place other than the mothership?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    So no messing with the side arms to keep it up, right?
    Thanks for posting the pics of it. Looks mo betta and sturdier.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    That new hinge is nice. I wonder if it's possible to change out the one I have on mine.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    That is new, nice setup about back.

    Mike
  • Isolated01Isolated01 Posts: 156
    Bought my mini less than a month ago and now I need an upgrade. Go figure.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Nice Larry I was going to upgrade my handle but think I'll look into the cost of the whole band
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    You should get that for free, not sure. Worth checking!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Congrats on winning the mini! Outstanding!
    Hey, the handle and hinge look great, a definite improvement over the old design. Now the mini looks more like the other eggs. Nice.
    Thanks for sharing the news. :)
    ....And have fun with your spankin new mini!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,008
    curious...what is that in the background behind your home - there appears to be water and maybe a bridge, but is all that brown ground sand or what? Thanks!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,048
    Larry that is nice. I won mine at the Plano Fest last year and will give EGG a call to see if the new hinge can be ordered.
    Sunday mine was open and then came down, thought I was haveing to buy a new one :sick:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Ron it is a golf course with dormant bermuda grass. In about a month the fairways will be green and a month later the remainder will green-up. yes, there is water and a bridge or two out there also.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Thanks Mike it has become our favorite spot in the evenings. I do need to work on some kind of overhead structure for shade.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Michael,
    I don't know why it couldn't be a retrofit. The top and bottom of the egg did not change.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Thanks Clay. It is a major improvement.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Pat the hinge is so much more stable than the old one I would certainly look into the new style. Easier to open and close and the benefits of a "real" handle.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Anne I don't see why it wouldn't. The bands appear to be the same size and they attach the same way as the old ones.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    of the curve. ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,008
    Thanks...I think I know what you mean, buddy!
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    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Larry thanks for the post. They come a long way with the mini. I have one of the first mini's that were ever made with the double hinge. May you have many good cooks on your new prize and enjoy it. Say hello to Vicky, wish we could have spent more time together.
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Great pix, sure is a big impovement on the mini.
  • Isolated01Isolated01 Posts: 156
    Just got an E-Mail from Bruce at Customer Support for BGE. They are going to give me a new band for my Mini if I pay for shipping.
    Happy Happy.
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