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    Which to buy - inkjecta, Sol Nova or Xion?

    Looking into a new machine to replace my Cheyenne hawk spirit. Am looking at Cheyenne Sol Nova, Spektra Xion or Inkjecta flite. Am a bit shy of Spektra - I have had 3 original haloís which couldnít cope with running cartridges - motors kept overheating and I went through 5 motors in 2 years... And no it wasnít a cheap power supply, I donít do budget crap! So really I think itís between inkjecta and sol nova, anyone got experience of them both? If not, if youíve used one of them what did you think to it? Thanks! ☺️

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    Out of the machines you listed, I think your best bet would be a Flite. Multiple stroke cams and adjustable give bars make it more versatile than the others you mentioned. And Iíve yet to hear any complaints on how it performs.
    Canít say the same about fk or the sol nova.
    Just my opinion. But I hope it helps.

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    When considering what new machines to buy I always look at which ones are constantly up for re-sale on tattoo gear for sale pages and groups/ classified sections/ebay etc... always tons of FK’s and Cheyennes. My experience with FK was lackluster and I hear that hawks always break.

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    Everyone that has a Sol Nova say that it's an excellent machine, even Hawk haters. Everything that was an issue with the Hawk pen is fixed, I dont have one personally but it has pretty universal acclaim. I have 3 broken hawk pens but I'm pretty convinced on getting one. I just dont need anymore machines lol. Flites are amazing also but you need to adjust them for the desired performance, Sol Nova is plug and play great performance. I still use my Xions and Hawk Pens and 2 other models in my rotation but off your list I'd get the Sol Nova or Flite

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    I have been using a XIon for 2 years with no problems at all.

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    Xion is a nice machine, i just lost all respect for the company. I still grab it once in a while but imo the valhalla is a superior machine at a lower cost.

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    What is better about the valhalla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonmull View Post
    What is better about the valhalla?
    Adjustable on the fly stroke adjustment

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    So as an update I went with an Inkjecta nano Titan. And I couldn’t be happier! Straight up with the 3.25 can and medium bar it handles everything with consummate ease! I’ve had 2 x Stigma V3’s, 3x Halo’s, a sunskin primus, Cheyenne hawk & thunder and 2 x Roy Richardson’s, and none of them can come close to the Inkjecta. So good it feels like cheating! ��

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