Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar
These seem good in theory
but they are ugly looking and that nut at the bottom is disgusting
I've used BP for years and never had problems with them leaking
If you want security I think the monsoons are nicer looking
Looks: individual tastes cannot be argued with
BP's: this comment says "experienced user". Meaning that you most likely install your fittings using protected pliers like I used to; read page 3 of 9 here
, and let me know if you agree or disagree. In any case, my primary point is that the sheer number of people reporting issues required an improvement in the way we do things, at least in my book.
Moonsoon: They do look quite fancy don't them? but see Twit's post here
It appears that you tend to favor form over function, and this is certainly a choice one can make. BP fittings look cosmetically superb IMO, they are just not as safe as I'd like a critical component in my rig to be.
Originally Posted by opt33
I like the idea of allowing for a wrench to be used without tearing up the finish, and the design allows to control what unscrews, fitting or fitting from block. I have used same bitspower compressions for years, and I always use a wrench with teeth to tighten mine, similar to tightness Swiftech described with theirs, no way would I run mine hand tightened regardless of what others do. But the finish on my BP chrome has taken a beating from wrench teeth after multiple rebuilds, at distance they look ok, up close not so much. Also when removing BP, I have little control over what gets unscrewed, fitting or fitting from block, irritating at times.
I like the looks of the Swiftech and definitely the design improvements.
This exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I really got tired of using a wrench and destroying the beautiful finish of BP's. In fact, at one point I asked BP to make fittings for us, but they ignored me. So I decided to make them ourselves. I am glad it turned out that way because it forced me to rethink the issue in details, and in engineering, the devil is always in the details.