Review for new style Toro slides by myself and Alexz0r:
The slides Come in both 18.8mm and 14.5mm.
Used this for the first time last night with TC member Alexz0r, wanted to let you guys all know what I thought. Slide has 4 notches on the outside for easy holding and pulling, and 4 pinches on the inside. This is obviously different from the traditional style slides, as it isn't really a bowl, but merely a glass cylinder with similar glass work to the ice pinches on a tube (Better explained in the picture). The ice pinches work very well to hold everything together, and the airflow is GREAT. There is a noticeable increase in air flow using this compared to a traditional style slide. It is also much harder to pull anything through, acting almost as a glass screen, so there will be nothing in the bowl lost prematurely. The bowl is somewhat small, but much wider than the 14.5mm version, and still can hold a decent amount. For the price, this was a great pickup (from Ithaca's Glass).
The 18.8mm Side View:
The 18.8mm Top View (Showing the 4 pinches):
This is similar style to the 18.8mm slide, but this one has 3 notches and 3 pinches instead of the 4 on the 18.8mm. The bowl is much smaller and much skinnier as well, holding less. It is a very narrow and slender slide. It functions the same as the 18.8mm but it heats up far quicker as it is smaller. Like a little version of the 18.8mm. I like the 18.8mm a little more than the 14.5mm. Also got this at Ithaca's Glass.
The 14.5mm Side View:
The 14.5mm Top View (Showing the 3 Pinches):