New Magnus peak slider with zirc plates.
This slider is based on the well-known "Pebble™" slider - but with grooves added for significant grip.
I call this slider the Groove™slider.
Teflon® (PTFE Sliding Plates)
Just like the old saying goes...
Teflon® (also known as PTFE) may be the greatest thing in slider plates since sliced bread!
9 Months ago I designed and made my first slider with brass insert plates (this had never been done before ...a true world first). I then "dimpled" the design to improve the sliding experience.
After many months of trialing different materials (including bronze, stainless steel, copper, Vesconite plastic, bronze-filled plastic, etc. etc.). Zirconium was the hands-down winner ...and it's what I've been installing in sliders ever since.
However, recent trialing of Teflon® as slider plates has resulted in me questioning using Zirconium.”