That was in reference to 3D printed chips. Injection-molded chips have none of those issues. In fact, they beat clay chips in all of the categories listed, besides "characteristics" which is vague, and 100% opinion-based.Do your own research.
Or just scroll up. Post #3.
You added that in after I wrote my post. I literally clicked reply, I did not selectively choose that. You sneak-attacked me!At what point did I write plastic = garbage?
Plus if you would have quoted my entire post - I was referring to the low end dice chip nonsense.
Not to cause another stink, but what do you specifically mean by "poor play characteristics"? Slipperiness is the only one that comes to mind for me, and that's fair.All plastic chips -- high-end or not, regardless of manufacturer -- suffer from the inherent poor play characteristics of plastic chips. Some are worse than others, but none are outstanding in that area.
Well, if you go with an oversized chip from BG or Abbiati, the slipperiness is much less significant. I had a set of BG Europa Lithuanias, and the 43mm chips did not slip at all. Stable as any clay chip. But yes, many brands are slippery, but one major benefit, is they're easily accessible. Even premium ones used in casinos you can buy, unlike with clay chips, which is why they appeal to me so much. If GPI were to sell to the public, I'd be all over Paulsons, but a bit of slipperiness is a tradeoff I'm willing to make to avoid paying 5 times original pricing.That's pretty much everything. If the chips are slippery, I don't need to hear about anything else.
Given that lack of stack stability and overt slickness due to insufficent surfaceNot to cause another stink, but what do you specifically mean by "poor play characteristics"? Slipperiness is the only one that comes to mind for me, and that's fair.
All fair. I love plastics anyways, and I don't think that'll stop anytime soon, but very understandable.Given that lack of stack stability and overt slickness due to insufficent surface tension seriously affects the usage of a poker chip during play, it's a pretty major flaw..... and one that negatively decides the fate of plastic chips for many users.
Most people simply don't like chips that are harder than necessary to handle and count, do not stack solidly and are prone to easily falling over when barely touched or surroundings bumped, or act like exploding barrel projectiles when picked up in bulk.
Other undesireable issues that affect some plastic chips include suction effect (where chips stick together), and excessive weight when metal slugs are used (common even in many high-end plastics, in an attempt to counteract the inherent slickness).