My ignitor on my JetBoil seldom works. It was that way new out of the box, just wouldn't start; same as my chainsaws, gas-powered ice auger and every lawn mower and weed whacker I ever owned. So I'm good with it it.Hadn't seen the Zip Jetboil before....great size for backpacking. Normally only boiling water or cooking oatmeal, so really don't need a bigger cup. Too bad they didn't include the igniter with that model. Might have to pick up one of those cups to use with the burner I already have.
Yeah thanks, I'm not gonna be a smart ass and tell ya I know all that but let me say this: I have this thing with small combustion engines. You take any small combustion engine, run it, shut it off, and then hand it to me. I won't touch anything but the starting rope and it won't start...I bet 20 bucks. Come see me. Wear long sleeve shirt to minimize the gooseflesh.Goob, not sure if you are being facetious about starting 2-cycle engines or not but they are simple to start if you follow the procedure exactly. First, always use an exact mix as recommended by the manufacturer. They will run better and with full power. That annoying hesitation, even stalling out, when you give it the gas can be caused from a bad mixture. Cold starting goes like this...full choke on and pull till it "pops" once, do not pull again until you move choke to either half of off!If you pull just one more time before you move the choke off you can/will flood the engine and she just won't want to start.