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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:57 PM »
Just tell him you'd Love to be him. Grin and then say "It puts the MT in its' sheath"

:rofl:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2018, 10:10:35 PM »
Be yourself - he is probably bored with people treating him like a god.

Tell him you're a moderator at MTO, and he might treat you like a god  :D

Well that hasn't worked up until now so I won't hold my breath...
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2018, 10:13:43 PM »
Hey Zoidy

Lots of good (and some not so good ;) ) advice here

My comment is

Thank you for letting me know he is coming Down Under - I did not know - Hopefully I'll see him in Sydney in a couple of weeks

- Can't wait  - The man is a legend

No problem, I found out from this earlier thread. https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,79429.0.html
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2018, 10:48:32 PM »
I am a big fan of Leatherman and have a few users and a small collection of oldies (PST based)

But I am also a big fan of Victorinox

I am tempted to ask Tim what he thinks of Victorinox
I'd have to somehow make it clear I am not asking for comparisons - who's best etc - Just what he thinks of the Swiss company and their products

He seems like a really sound guy - So would not take offence and would give a reasoned, rational answer
And after all it was a pocket knife/SAK that inspired his original PST - eh?
Also they are not a direct direct competitor like a SOG or a Gerber - Personally I see the pliers based tool and the SAK as complimentary
 
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2018, 10:56:11 PM »
Do I give him the Blaser to give to you, would save me some postage.   :facepalm:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2018, 11:01:59 PM »
PS.
I have read about Tim and his various visits (Shot Show etc) and also seen signed tools here on the forum 
And always wished 'It could be me'  .......   :'( 

Well now it is
I have applied for a regular ticket - And it has come through -  :ahhh - I also applied for the invite only event draw - That would be awesome if that happened.

I have also worked out what to get signed
I edc a black oxide PST (man bag - not pocket) - So it's perfect - It's my EDC - And the engraving would show through the BO which would look awesome
No. 2 tool (thanks for the tip Peacent) would be my son's Leap - How special would that be for him - Wow

I am getting quite excited   :woohoo:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2018, 11:03:02 PM »
Do I give him the Blaser to give to you, would save me some postage.   :facepalm:
:rofl:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2018, 11:04:03 PM »
Do I give him the Blaser to give to you, would save me some postage.   :facepalm:
Hmmm - A Vic   ???

Could be the test of my question - Maybe it would accidentally 'get lost' on the way    :pok:

But I am sure he'll oblige   ;)
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2018, 11:52:48 PM »
You could go disguised as Multitoolman aka duckman1975 or as Multimat Rambo style.   :D
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What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2018, 12:19:17 AM »
Haha, I do have a Flair I could use.   ;)   :D
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2018, 02:34:24 AM »
Haha, I do have a Flair I could use.   ;)   :D


It might be best not to show Mr. Leatherman how Matt uses the Flairs fork.   :D

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2018, 09:39:08 PM »
Haha, I do have a Flair I could use.   ;)   :D


It might be best not to show Mr. Leatherman how Matt uses the Flairs fork.   :D

Copy that.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2018, 09:42:14 PM »
Okay so I managed to get my name on the list. Still need questions to ask and topics to discuss etc etc. Lets hear them.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2018, 11:56:31 PM »
Tell him to visit this forum  :think:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2018, 08:55:12 AM »
From the Leatherman NZ Facebook page:

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Tim Leatherman in New Zealand

Yesterday, while Tim was at a cafe he heard the tremendous roar of motorcycles go past. After the cafe stop, Tim and his group had to stop at the petrol station down the road and came across the group of motorcycles they had heard earlier.
Tim noticed that one of the motorcyclists seemed to have an issue with his bike and walked over to take a look. He asked if any of them used Leatherman tools, and as it happens - one was currently being used to help repair the bike!
The group did not believe Tim when he said he was the inventor of Leatherman, and had to pull out his ID as proof!
Cue excitement and lots of photos 😎

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2018, 09:24:20 AM »
 :like:  Love it

One week to go till he's here !!

EDIT: PS. Found out that Australia is the last stop on the LM35 roadshow - What an honour !!
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2018, 12:26:40 PM »
Very cool story :like: and it is awesome that he has travled around as much as he has this year visitng places 8) Excited for all you guys :like: :like:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2018, 02:07:38 AM »
Hello gang
So I went up to the Auckland gig last night. I had a good reaffirmation as to why not to live there- dreadful traffic .
Anyway the gig was really cool . Cold beer, LMs for sale at reasonable rates and Tim was hanging around talking to the punters before the show.
They show the "Made of Mettle " movie and then he does a q&A session for as long as there are questions. There seems to be no off limits topics
and he will just decline those he does not want to answer ( so he says).
There is a photo session after the q&a for the "super fans" competition they ran here in NZ. That was done on the facebook forum so I guess I am like the Zoid who also missed that.  :'( :'(
Those guys got a nice goody bag but I did not ask what was inside but it was hefty.  :'( :'(
After the photo op he was signing tools and the queue is long. Some would have waited over 90 minutes.  I  would suggest after the Q&A find out where the signing table is and lurk there at the head of the queue for those going to the Christchurch or Aussie shows otherwise it could be a long wait.
There is also a goody bag for you before you go home with some LM stuff including a micra and a LM branded Led Lenser P3R.

All up a good night with a proper gentleman.


Have a several  Leathermans but clearly not enough.  Looking to add to the collection whenever She who must be obeyed is not paying attention.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2018, 02:17:07 AM »
 :like:

Damn, wish I could make the Christchurch show. I didn't find out about it early enough.  :-\

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2018, 02:42:47 AM »
Just told a friend there about it. He will pop along before going to Dead Kennedys. I wish I had known they were in town too!

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2018, 11:58:06 AM »
One more question one might ask is whether there are any plans to have LM start selling loose parts...? Could be a good alternative or addition to a true custom tool store, which would be even more desirable of course but may be unrealistic. SOG are doing it so why not?

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2018, 09:21:24 PM »
 :pok:   :popcorn:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2018, 09:23:24 PM »
So did your mate go?
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2018, 09:41:59 PM »
I don't know. He planned to.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2018, 04:19:42 AM »
So how did it go zoid :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

 ???

 :D

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2018, 11:07:27 AM »
So did your mate go?
He did. Funny thing is TL looks like an older version of him.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2018, 11:17:25 AM »
So did your mate go?
He did. Funny thing is TL looks like an older version of him.

Haha, I don't recall seeing anyone like that though.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »
So how did it go zoid :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

 ???

 :D

It went a lot like how Paul posted above.
I don't have pics of the evening.
Decided to create a memory instead and left the camera in my pocket.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
Quick recap of the day.

Friday begins with some very heavy rain through the early hours and into the morning.
Then it starts to snow, yeah, three weeks off summer, timing.

Having dealt with rain, snow, flooding, animals, kids, visitors, work and yet another broken windscreen...
5pm couldn't come around quick enough but eventually it did and I was heading into the city.

Found the venue easily enough.
Got changed and put my nice clean MTo anniversary t-shirt on.
Randomly picked some modified Leatherman MTs to take in with the two I had chosen earlier to get signed.

Now to mingle.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2018, 12:45:29 PM »
Walked in and there was Tim chatting with a small group.
To one side Chau was playing table tennis with Nathan Rarere.

All of a minute passed by before one of the Leatherman Super Fan winners, Chrystian, recognized my MTo t-shirt.
If you check out his instagram here you can watch (I took the video) him receive his prize bag.

The evening flew by and there I was in the MT signing queue.
I introduced myself as a MTo peep and he asked if I knew Grant?
Nar, never heard of him I replied I mumbled something about maybe knowing him.
Tim signed the Flair for my better half while I talked nonstop about it getting run over and how much she liked and used it.
As he signed the Signal I asked if he was interested in seeing a few of the customized MTs I had with me.


 

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