|Brian, AKA Tagferret, wielding a Phoenix with the Combo Mount|
|Duncan MacKinnon of CTDYNE trying out the Combo Mount|
The main question that has been on folks minds since the LTX Combo Mount pictures surfaced was "Will more be made for sale?!?" ...and rightfully so! Most of CTDYNE's modifications, while equally impressive, are entire blasters that have been customized from the ground up. They are unique pieces, much like how my LTX DMR is. If they were to be for sale, it would probably be the sale of the single unit, since replicating these systems would require much work. However, the LTX Combo Mount can attach itself to any base Pheonix LTX without modification of the actual blaster, which makes it ideal for production and sale. Still, these pieces are complicated and each unit would need to be hand-built by CTDYNE. Still, fans couldn't help but ask if such a thing could be done.
After trading many e-mails with CTDYNE, 5 LTX Combo Mounts were fabricated for sale to friends of Mr. Yates. I am lucky enough to be one of the recipients of this masterful piece of equipment, so you can bet I'll be reviewing it like crazy. I intend to share it among the loyal players in my laser tagging group so that folks here can enjoy this rare accessory.
There are a few changes that Mike noted in these 5 production models. In an effort to cut costs on the project the original design was simplified . I'm told that this version requires a little more care when installing on the LTX but requires fewer man-hours to manufacture, less material and a smaller number of parts. This version should still retain the fit, form and function of the original that has been shown on this blog. Included here are 3 of the 5 production LTX Combo Mounts built by CTDYNE.
These units are not cheap to build, let alone considering how much time it must have taken CTDYNE to build 5 units. I am grateful that I'm lucky enough to purchase one of these 5 units. Before you ask, the other 4 units have been called for, so you can save yourself the time of asking "Can I get one of the others?" They're also a bit pricey for most Nerf and Laser Tag fans, but I can't pass up this opportunity to get my hands on one of these. I'll post images once I've received mine.