Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
Just watched that video, and I see what you mean. But I do think the nice thing about Hardline is that you can buy the base/end-collar separately at a lower cost, rather than buying the full fitting. And as someone, me, who has a nearly full Monsoon fitting build, that money saved for when I plan to move to acrylic can easily mean a ton of extra tubing that I can buy so I have more room for mess-ups.Also, it seems that you can still easily measure the required tubing length, and fixes needed before putting on the lock collar.
Yeah, but maybe it's just me, but I keep getting a tube done and installed and it looks absolutely perfect to me, until I add other tubes elsewhere and realize they all aren't lined up on parallel planes to where they look terribly wrong / out of place, and I have to go back and hopefully still be able to fix one or the other(s) without having to start over, and then when I think I have them all right and I go to add another tube, I'm often right back where I was before.
Just holding a piece in place helps get it close enough for mounting, but you don't really know how it's going to look until it's screwed up tight into place. It's not at all like routing flexible tubing. Just the thought of having to glue little rings on the ends of the tube before you can even screw it into place gets a 'No way!' from me. I don't think I'll ever be done with any single piece of acrylic tubing in my build until they are all in place and screwed in tight and all look right together.
I'm sure many others are waaaay more gifted than I am and will make incredible looking builds with the Monsoon Hardline tubing and fittings, but I won't be one of them.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 1/28/14 at 7:06pm