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    Senior Member eaglerock's Avatar
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    Stone with base or not ?

    What do you guys prefer ?

    I'm buying the Rika 5000.
    There are 2 options, with base for 52$ without for 49$.

    Never used stones with base before so i'm not sure which ones is better.

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    Given the option, I always choose the ones with base.

    That extra support for the stone can be important when the stone gets thin. If you're going to epoxy the stone to something when the time comes anyways, why not get it on a base to begin with? The flip side is that a stone on a base is not as portable, so if you will be taking the stone here and there, back and forth, then there's an advantage to going without a base.
    Len

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    I personally don't care for bases, and go baseless when I can. Bases have too many nooks and crannies for water to get trapped in, and I don't need the extra height a base provides. It's just more mess than anything for me.

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    Based stones are my preference because I've had too many non-base stones crack, buckle, warp, and in the end need mounting when they become too thin to use without support. Plus I enjoy the extra knuckle clearance that the base height supplies. I GREATLY prefer wood over plastic bases though but sometimes plastic is all that's offered. Now if I traveled with my stones more often then I may choose differently.

    Just my

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    Thank you all, ordered the one with base

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    base is the way to go, so good choice.

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    all your base are belong to us.

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    Relatively thin, strong bases are nice. Most plastic bases take up a lot of space unnecessarily, esp. if you have a stone holder. Plus, they make stacking difficult. Then again, if you only have a handful of stones, that probably doesn't matter as much, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    handful of stones

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajhuff View Post
    all your base are belong to us.

    -AJ
    LMAO

    Nice.
    -Enjoy the ride. *** All statements made herein are my personal opinion and nothing more, regardless of tone or context. ***

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