Version 12: The Bushing epiphany
Literally jumped out of bed in the middle of the night with one of those epiphanies like I was on peyote. I dumped all the spare parts I had onto a table and frankenstiened the Gen 11 together. Realizing that the closer to the pivot (bearings) that the spring mechanism was, the less travel it would have to have, meaning that a skate bushing could replace the spring because it provides lots of resistance over a short distance of deformation.
Redesigned the Gen 11 bushing concept so that it utilized a single skate bushing, very thin bearings, and simpler construction. Rips extremely hard and is very reliable. Made from spare gen 6 and 7 parts. Later ribs were added to prevent bending before Gen A part 2 was built. (Build time 2 hours)