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Superb Calendar; problem below is not a problem!,
This review is from: Star Trek 2013 Wall Calendar: Ships of the Line (Calendar)
This is an superb calendar; using the magic of CGI, a series of Star Trek artists have captured the magic of space travel at warp speeds! Unlike the calendars that came out around Star Trek 2009, which were annoying skewed towards the original Enterprise, the more recent Ship of the Line calendars offer a much broader and more interesting portrayal of the Federation's Battle Fleet (with the occasional non-Federation ship thrown in for the win). Unlike the "series" calendars, which simply portray static portraits of the various heroes of the Federation, the Ships of the Line exude a sense of action, pulling you away from your mundane life to the beauty and majesty of the stars. In short, this is a highly recommended calendar.
The only other review here claims that the manufacturing is bad. With all due respect, that is erroneous. I can understand why this was stated (yes, the holes ARE in the same place as a normal calendar designed to be hung top-down instead of widescreen), but rather then being a flaw, this is genius. I have been getting the Ships of the Line calendar since it came out in the mid-2000s, and a critical flaw of the calendar has always been having the holes on the tops, rather then the sides. Gravity pulls relentlessly at the hole itself (I had to tape it in some past years because the nail went right through it), and there is little way to address this, since holes at the top forces the nails/tacks to support ALL of the calendar's weight. This past year was the first where they moved the holes to the sides, and at first I thought "manufacturing error." HOWEVER, once I tried to hang it in "widescreen" using pushpins, I realized the genius of moving the holes. The calendar was always prone, with top holes, to fall down; now, I never have to work to keep it up, or to keep the tacks in. By moving the holes, they have changed the "center of gravity" on the calendar, with the result being it not only stays up better then before, but less damage to the calendar is done from gravity itself. By having the holes on the side, the tacks are supporting less of the weight, resulting in less damage to the holes. To summarize, the "flaw" is not a flaw, rather an ingenious solution to the perennial problem of keeping a calendar on the wall without having gravity pull your tacks or nails through the holes.
Five stars for this excellent calendar.
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Initial post: Sep 26, 2012 7:42:00 AM PDT
Brian L. says:
It looks like 2 of the pictures (shown on the back) are duplicates from previous years. Is that true?
Posted on Dec 21, 2012 3:17:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 3:17:42 PM PST
Pete M. Wilson says:
You should realize the logical fallacy in your statement - a little thought should indicate regardless of the hole position, two equally spaced holes around the center will support the same weight (i.e. the whole calendar's weight) regardless of the position of the holes.
More likely is the increase in material above the pin increases its resistance to tearing from the vertical force applied by the pin to the hole.
OTOH, I have never had a problem hanging the calendars from the top holes, and I much prefer the top holes since I am not required to remove and replace a pin each month to turn to the next month, being able to easily use open hooks to hold from the top.
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