Originally Posted by sailorboy1
Have I mentioned a flyswatter yet? When you need it, it is VERY important.
And not just any old flyswatter. Having one that "fits" you and your particular swatting movement/routine is important. We have this swatter that came with our boat that is like the hand of god when I use it. No fly can survive it and I can hit multiple flies at once - even on opposite sides of the boat…
It has just the right springiness, just the right give on the head
, just the right stiffness in the handle, completely silent as it slices through the air, etc. In my hands, it is a deadly lethal weapon and should probably be banned lest the earth loses all of its flies.
And then the kicker
- it has these numerous short little prongs lining its forward edge that allows you to go around and scoop up all the dead flies with it. These little prongs are also the reason it is so silent and the head
slaps down in just the right way without forming a leading edge pressure pulse that allows the fly to kick away at the last moment.
I would tell you what the make/model of this awesome killing machine is, but alas, the company no longer makes it! In a moment of panicked fear when I realized that this was the only one we had and it was 17yrs old, I searched down the company and called them about getting some more.
The (young) person I talked to said they don't even make flyswatters and I asked to be switched to someone who had worked there a long time. I got switched to two more people until I got a (older) man who told me "you actually have one of those? We stopped making them decades ago".
Sigh. I have tried many other swatters, but none have the deadly acuity, hand feel, and projection of omnipotent insect violence that this one has. In fact, all the rest just seem like cheap
junk marginally thrown together to resemble something that may or may not kill a fly.
I'm still looking for a new swatter, but really have lost