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« on: November 29, 2006, 04:45:26 AM »

Fortunately nothing and no one was hurt. There's a nice dent in the wall though smile Wii-mote works fine.

He and another friend were playing Tennis, and of course he was going all out with it. Had the strap on and off it went. It was good times, but I can tell you that you definately have to be putting a lot of force on them to break em. He was playing like he was Agassi... Made for great entertainment tonight!
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 06:33:20 AM »

this is gonna make me more cautious definetly when playing .....just tell your friend its a good job it isnt his TV with the dent!!...after the pictures i saw on here last week...the guy busted his TV screen after the same thing happened
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM »

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 06:48:59 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.

We prefer the term "Wiitard".  Saying it out loud gets the proper inflection.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 12:18:59 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.

My daughter threw the Wiimote across the room by accident while playing Bowling. While she is not a moron, she is only 4 years old.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 12:21:23 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on November 29, 2006, 12:18:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.

My daughter threw the Wiimote across the room by accident while playing Bowling. While she is not a moron, she is only 4 years old.

Kids get an exemption on this one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 12:54:36 PM »

He's a dentist, so take that as you will. He really was playing like he was at the US Open or something. It was fun to watch him get into it and get excited, but he felt horrible when the strap broke. I think everything was okay until his hands started getting sweaty after like the 15th set...
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 01:02:52 PM »

Has anybody tried one of the rubberized grips?
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 01:15:06 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on November 29, 2006, 12:21:23 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 29, 2006, 12:18:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.

My daughter threw the Wiimote across the room by accident while playing Bowling. While she is not a moron, she is only 4 years old.

Kids get an exemption on this one.

This is true.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 01:16:32 PM »

Quote from: Tebunker on November 29, 2006, 12:54:36 PM

He's a dentist, so take that as you will. He really was playing like he was at the US Open or something. It was fun to watch him get into it and get excited, but he felt horrible when the strap broke. I think everything was okay until his hands started getting sweaty after like the 15th set...

I know a pharmacist who's a moron and yuck to a dentist with sweaty hands.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 02:05:50 PM »

Nintendo clearly needs to rerelease the Powerglove with an added gizmo to lock the Wiimote into your grip. 

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 02:28:15 PM »

I think the real Morons are Nintendo for securing the wrist strap so daintily as well as using an advertising blitz that uses such exagerated movements.  The average person doesn't know that they can use simple flicks of the wrist.
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2006, 02:30:48 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on November 29, 2006, 02:28:15 PM

I think the real Morons are Nintendo for securing the wrist strap so daintily as well as using an advertising blitz that uses such exagerated movements.  The average person doesn't know that they can use simple flicks of the wrist.

Maybe, but it really is more fun to use the exaggerated movements!
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2006, 02:34:36 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on November 29, 2006, 02:28:15 PM

I think the real Morons are Nintendo for securing the wrist strap so daintily as well as using an advertising blitz that uses such exagerated movements.  The average person doesn't know that they can use simple flicks of the wrist.

The average person is a moron as well.  Actually, I do agree that they should have made the straps stonger, but the way some of these people are using the thing, they would have had to made it out of something incredibly strong.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 03:19:24 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on November 29, 2006, 01:02:52 PM

Has anybody tried one of the rubberized grips?

*raises hand*

Short of the requirement to cut the thing away from the battery cover (as it's an absolute BITCH to get on and off), it works great. I have no worry at all about losing my grip on my Wiimote.
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2006, 03:29:34 PM »

i keep telling you guys superglue is the only way to be sure  icon_twisted
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2006, 06:05:19 PM »

I've learned that you don't NEED to do exaggerated movements.  In fact, I've never been one to completely go nuts with the remote when I bowl/tennis/whatever.  My girlfriend goddamn FLINGS her hand up when bowling; I'm waiting for the day where it hits the ceiling   retard
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2006, 07:31:20 PM »

I can see Nintendo releasing a "Sports Extreme!" version of the Wiimote for those people who like to "play their console hard!" Instant hit for those consumers who imagine themsleves as atheletes playing that way.

I would buy one.  :icon_sad:
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2006, 08:42:38 PM »

It really does make it more entertaining to watch people play like spaz's, it just makes you worry. The Strap is fairly strong, I gave it some serious testing, and was pulling on it like a beast (and I am no weakling), and felt confident at it's holiding up. It's not the strap but the design. It's one of those loops that you push through a plastic loop and then pull the strap through the loop to secure, so it's always putting pressure on itself. Almost no material can withstand that constant pressure. They should've used a plastic clip or something similar. On top of that, keeping your hands dry is key. He would've never the thing fly if he was doing that.

Mildly dissapointed, but I expected it to a degree. Still wondering if Nintendo will send out replacement straps.
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2006, 11:43:55 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2006, 11:47:07 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 29, 2006, 06:48:59 AM

Quote from: The Grue on November 29, 2006, 06:35:25 AM

Is your buddy a moron?  I'm convinced only morons are doing this.  Prove or disprove my theory.

We prefer the term "Wiitard".  Saying it out loud gets the proper inflection.

I like that one.
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2006, 11:49:35 PM »

Quote from: Tebunker on November 29, 2006, 08:42:38 PM

Still wondering if Nintendo will send out replacement straps.

Well, you can buy one for $1.00 plus shipping. But odds are if you call and let them know what happened, they might replace it for free.
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2006, 11:54:44 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on November 29, 2006, 11:49:35 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 29, 2006, 08:42:38 PM

Still wondering if Nintendo will send out replacement straps.

Well, you can buy one for $1.00 plus shipping. But odds are if you call and let them know what happened, they might replace it for free.

Not sure, but I think Tebunker is suggesting something more along the lines of a recall where they'll send out stronger straps that can handle everyone's...enthusiasm.
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2006, 01:47:13 AM »

I don't really have any problem with the grip on the wiimote, and I often make exaggerated movements. Then again I always have sweaty hands so maybe I'm just trained. Though Bill Harris said he reinforced his strap with fishing line, which is a good idea if you are paranoid about it breaking on you.
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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2006, 04:01:23 AM »

I haven't had a problem yet but I'm going to replace it with a strap off an old digicam I have.  The camera one has a stouter cord where it attaches to the camera/wiimote.
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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2006, 07:06:37 PM »

Last night I was bowling with my girlfriendly.  We were bowling along... and we started talking about seeing those videos / images of people having their straps break and wiimote flying away.  Laughing.  Having a good time.  Not five seconds later, I go to bowl.  My wiimote hits a little stand thing that we had (for some reason...) on the coffee table.  I guess due to this, my hand stops clutching the wiimote... the controller then leaves my hand.  The strap, under pressure from the wiimote leaving my hand, breaks.  My wiimote goes flying...

So it ended up whacking a wall and coming to a rest on the floor.  My wiimote suffered no damage and it works perfectly.  I just tied the broken strap and am using it again.

What can you learn from my story?  If you have a coffee table, be cautious.
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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2006, 10:26:46 PM »

When you swing your hands around, make sure nobody (or nothing) is in the way.

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