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Post by continuum » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:49 am

Ossicle wrote:unless Tiptop makes a dedicated 'elevator' for the Mantis, it's the best and easiest option. Or are there better ideas?
We will release a dual Mantis bracket soon along with an updated bag that fits the Decksaver easier.
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Post by Ossicle » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:17 am

continuum wrote:
Ossicle wrote:unless Tiptop makes a dedicated 'elevator' for the Mantis, it's the best and easiest option. Or are there better ideas?
We will release a dual Mantis bracket soon
That's fantastic, exactly what I was hoping for!

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Post by Jaypee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:35 am

Great news!

How soon is soon? :miley:
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Post by a773 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:17 pm

Just made a stand to place a second mantis reasonable in relation to the first.

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Post by danishchairs » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:22 pm

atte wrote:Just made a stand to place a second mantis reasonable in relation to the first.
Very nice! Congratulations! :yay:

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Post by Groundloop » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:26 pm

atte: Nicely done!

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Post by intafon » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:15 pm

continuum wrote:
Ossicle wrote:unless Tiptop makes a dedicated 'elevator' for the Mantis, it's the best and easiest option. Or are there better ideas?
We will release a dual Mantis bracket soon along with an updated bag that fits the Decksaver easier.
Any previews for this, or timeline. I’m a current mantis owner and currently looking to expand — this could do the trick for me.. :-)

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Post by continuum » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:22 am

The bag is out now:

http://tiptopaudio.com/mantis

The bracket will be available later this month.
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Post by stickman » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 am

The bag looks fab, really looking forward to the brackets so I can buy even more mantis'
(mantii?) fromm you!!

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Post by intafon » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:58 pm

continuum wrote:The bag is out now:

http://tiptopaudio.com/mantis

The bracket will be available later this month.
Ah! Looks great! Is there anyway you could divulge the potential configurations made possible by the upcoming bracket system? ;-)

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Post by Godphaser » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:38 pm

Can you please confirm it's miles above the quality of the previous bag?

Shoulder strap fell off on first use and rain was getting in like crazy.
Each use would make it look like at least a year older.

Disappointed is a major understatement of how I feel about it but I still need bags for my mantises.

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Post by stickman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:14 pm

Any news on the twin bracket? :75:

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Post by solipsvs » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:51 am

my plexiglass bracket has held up nicely to this day. not portable of course.

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Post by Jaypee » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:56 am

Need more infos on the bag 8-)

Price is really smooth!
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Post by continuum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:02 pm

intafon wrote:Is there anyway you could divulge the potential configurations made possible by the upcoming bracket system? ;-)
L shaped bracket/stand for one Mantis horizontal on the desktop and the other vertical above it.
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Post by continuum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:03 pm

Jaypee wrote:Need more infos on the bag 8-)

Price is really smooth!
What info do you need? It fits a Mantis with Decksaver and has additional storage for PSU and cables plus a mesh water bottle holder.
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Post by Godphaser » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:48 pm

The info we need is: is it the same subpar quality as the previous bag?

You not answering my previous post is not particularly reassuring.

Once again, one shoulder strap got ripped apart on first use and every subsequent use would induce tremendous wear and tear.

And it's as waterproof as a diner napkin.

After like 10 subway rides it looks all beat up and ready for garbage.

I can post pictures if needed.

So yeah... not exactly excited about the new one if it's the same type of $5 bag sold for 8 times the price.

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Post by continuum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:27 pm

Sorry you had a bad experience with the original bag - did you ever contact us about it? We always help customers who reach out to us with issues.
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Post by Godphaser » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Nope, I didn't expect anything could be done.

All parts just fell apart real quick, didn't feel like a defect, more like poor quality.

Honestly, like the 4th or 5th time I used it one of the plastic clips to adjust strap length broke and my rig almost went flying in the subway stairs.

The shoulder strap ripping out on day one was pretty shocking too.

Best you could have done would have been to send another one which like a month later would have ended up the same.

Anyway, I just can't trust the bag anymore.

It's cool you're coming up with a new bag but seeing that after asking twice you don't answer my question regarding the change in quality and never acknowledged that the previous one was not of the best quality...

That'll be a hard pass from me.

Regarding the brackets, not sure I wanna spend my money to beta test another product that might or might not fall apart on day one.
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Post by trickness » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:57 pm

I love my Mantis and I am very excited about the thought of being able to stack two. I think it is incredible value for the money, very much looking forward to seeing the bracket and hopefully buying one so I can grab another Mantis Case too. Hope you can post photographs and pricing of the final product soon.

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Post by blakeq » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:39 pm

Looking forward to finding out more about the bracket as well!

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Post by mcpepe » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:46 am

blakeq wrote:Looking forward to finding out more about the bracket as well!
Me too!

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Post by mgscheue » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:03 am

That’s great news! I just bought a second Mantis and have been trying to figure out how to arrange things in the space I have. :yay:

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Post by Ossicle » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 am

continuum wrote: The bracket will be available later this month.
As the month has already passed is there any further info you could give us about the bracket, like a picture or even a sketch?

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Post by blakeq » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Ditto! I was hoping that I just missed the stand announcement...

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