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Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 8:43
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@WAKIdesigns: Neither you, nor I know the conditions on which this kid gets the support of the companies. I did not intend to call this particular case child labor, but it does have some signs of it; it was a theoretical question to find out the opinion of the person I was talking to on a fundamental topic. I also never said the family profits immensely from sponsorships, my opinion in this case is that the ones who profit the most here are those companies. When talking of personal experiences, I have seen a dad shout at his kid for not hitting a jump at the bikepark telling that the gopro footage is now lame - he thought there was noone around, but there was I, eating snacks behind a wallride. Hence I'm not really sure how beneficial these instagrams are for some kids and it was exactly that experience that made me write a comment here. Using the opportunity, I would like to give you some unsolicited advice as well: you might benefit from communicating with other people with some more restraint. Had I not read what you have shared on the personal psychological topics, much of which resonates with me, ... Just don't call people lunatics and do not diagnose them online, mkay?
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 5:28
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@bok-CZ: Please look up the definition of labor. Your limited personal experience is neither general, nor transferable. Feels nice to be called crazy for not being okay with the normalization of using children as billboards.
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 4:59
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@WAKIdesigns: What are you on about? I do not have to interpret anything - the list of sponsors is presented to me. What shit am I digging up? I have one explicit opinion - kids should not be used for entertainment and profit of adults. Wtf with the "contests" thing? This kids riding is not a "phenomenon", as you can see in any bikepark. What is a phenomenon is a family that has time, willingness and money to invest in a specific hobby for kids.
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 3:39
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@WAKIdesigns: If you look closely, you will notice some text and the instagram link as well in the article. I am commenting on the entire article and not just on a video.
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 3:16
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@IluvRIDING: Here's what I am against: using children who can barely read/write yet for entertainment and profit of adults.
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 2:03
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@IluvRIDING: Of course you wouldn't care in an ideal made-up world with no identity theft, no facial recognition tech and with self-esteem not based on the number of likes. You would really not care about being a billboard at the age of 6? You have nothing against child labor?
Skinnyman washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 0:12
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@IluvRIDING: Would you be the happiest kid in the world had your dad created social media accounts using your name?
Skinnyman mikekazimer's article
Jul 28, 2019 at 3:28
Jul 28, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
@sewer-rat: Thanks for the reply! The original point however was german media bias and not the state of automotive industry in general. We all know what the current condition of Lotus is and how aggressively every company out there is chasing the bottom line. The reasons might be different — for Lotus it was an extremely small enthusiast market, for germans — absolute morons in management positions, for whom short-term goals in the form of bonuses are way more important than company's existence in 10-20 years and any kind of social responsibility (I manly refer to them giving out free 100kâ‚Ĵ+ cars to football players every year and lobbying against taxation of US tech giants). It's just not okay when senior management has lower brand loyalty than the market they are targeting. And it's not just automotive too — the shitty practices are everywhere, just take a look at Boeing. Since all the manufacturers use +/- the same tools and processes, I do not see an argument for german cars being inherently worse and german media being overly biased. Besides that, if reliability is the primary metric of how good a car is, how is a journalist supposed to estimate it if he/she has access to a car only for a few hours/days? I have read the used market guides in those same german magazines and they explicitly mention most of the problems the consumers report on forums etc. Coming back to this article, we (I at least) have no idea what the QM process at RockShox looks like, maybe their engineers roll their eyes when they read PB reviews too, I have all the reasons to believe that's the way it is after owning RS. The only way forward for me is supporting small engineering efforts like Intend, which have a decent product and extremely good customer service. I was also curious why so many germans are professionally unhappy with anything german (I am not german and my location on PB was picked randomly :-) ).
Skinnyman mikekazimer's article
Jul 27, 2019 at 11:20
Jul 27, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
@sewer-rat: I go on because I never received a sensible answer that an engineer or a manager would have to trouble giving and I would really like to learn literally anything that supports pperini's point of view besides anecdotes. 1) Designers work under constraints and have a set of requirements. What quality department might treat as a flaw is oftentimes just an expected behavior. Do you have any examples of carryover flaws of any platforms? 2) If it's spot on, please feel free to share any info, I'd love to learn more on the topic. 3) pperini did not name Bentley as a "good" car, what is that all about? 4) Do you care to share any links? I never saw drastic differences between german and non-german press, we're not talking about consumer reviews here, since it's a whole different story.
Skinnyman mikekazimer's article
Jul 27, 2019 at 8:03
Jul 27, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
@pperini: Why did you type this wall of text just to repeat what I said? Last try in what? Facts are indistinguishable from opinions in your posts. >> Obviously i cannot share any documents or links with you because i used to work with highly secret prototype vehicles, and ive probably signed more papers then i can remember on "confidentiality terms". 1) you tested prototype vehicles, but you voice opinions on mass-produced vehicles, which makes no sense. There is a reason for a big red button in a prototype car; 2) you have probably not read those papers, since they are not that restrictive. Quality engineer usually has no idea about intellectual property behind the product and you can easily say something like "once upon a time I found a critical problem in a suspension linkage and the product went into production without a fix", since this information does not link you to a particular company/product. If you really "worked very long time as a quality manager", most of the NDAs have probably expired either way, since the concepts behind the product have been made publicly available until today; 3) do you have any information about the work of quality engineers in the companies that, as you have stated, make "good" cars? 4) I asked for links to any material that, for example, takes an allegedly biased magazine article and picks it apart with constructive criticism, not necessarily written by you personally.
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