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Hello All,

I have had a few figures with the Double Ball Joint Ankles for a while but they have just been sitting in the spares bin.
The problem is that there is way too much movement.

Why are figures built with this type of joint? I can see the purpose of the lower ball joint because it represents the ankle, but the upper ball joint just seems to make the figure more flexible in a way that it should not be.

The current figure I am working on also has a fairly loose (not floppy but not enough to stand reliably) lower ball joint on the ankle.
The foot also seems to come off much easier than I would like.

What are the possible solutions to this?

Any ideas on a better setup for this joint?

Thanks.
- Ivan.
 

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Hmmm.... Interesting approach.
I would have taken a different approach but mine would have required modifications to the figure itself.

It seems a bit difficult to manufacture a part that will fit an unreliably sized socket though. I have a few of these types of figures and some are tight and some are not. That tells me that the tolerances are not so good even with the same manufacturer.

May post a few pictures if I get my version working. The trick right now is tightening the lower ball joint in its socket.

- Ivan.
 
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