I purchased a double zinger about a year ago as it looked like an excellent way to save space on my vest. The device worked fine until just recently when it spontaneously and without any warning broke apart. The zinger portion separated from the base and fell off taking $80 worth of accessories with it ($50 nippers and $30 amadou patch). The base remains firmly pinned to my vest but the zinger and my accessories are lost. Don't Buy This product! Poor manufacturing and shoddy quality control cost me almost $100 worth of gear (I'm out $14 for the zinger too). I'd give it zero stars if I could.
I couldn’t count the contraptions I’ve owned that had one job to do and then later failed at that one job. Granted most I’ve used on and in the water. This Zinger tool stays at my setup bench where I rig or re-rig client rods on a daily basis. At first glance and hold it feels like it’ll outlast the rest. Time will tell but so far, it’s stout and working like it should.
One of the zingers failed to retract on the first use. Customer Service promptly replaced it, very pleased with ease of replacement. Hopefully this one is better (1st was chrome this one is black)
I've had this dual zinger for maybe a month and have been out on the water with it three times, no contact in water at all. today it decided to just rupture into pieces. if you need a zinger look elsewhere.
I bought the dual zinger and it lasted one trip down river. The first few pulls wouldn't retract fully without a lot of help and messing around and the next few pulls put a handful of parts on the boat floor. If you charge $15 for a zinger, have whoever is making them for you make them better, or sell them for $3 in bulk on the shop counter like the other cheap stuff is sold.