The Sk-8 compass is an amazing compass. It can be at a larger tilt and not stick long after other compasses stop working. It can be a challenge to know that you are flat in a 3 dimensional environment. BUT it is a little more delicate than other compasses. Just a little more care is needed. So here is the guts to the compass. You can change the guts yourself for a lot less than buying a new compass !!