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  • April 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm #511117 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    I said No. I think you are right. This is the Mathews forum. Granted it is a public forum, but I think it is a little shady to be promoting another brand on here. I don’t care what you shoot. It just doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t go to a Chevy rally or web site with my Ford stuff. You know? If you want to go to a Chevy show, but you are a fan of Fords you wear something neutral. That is just how I feel though [=}=]
    April 1, 2007 at 3:11 pm #511118 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    I said No. I think you are right. This is the Mathews forum. Granted it is a public forum, but I think it is a little shady to be promoting another brand on here. I don’t care what you shoot. It just doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t go to a Chevy rally or web site with my Ford stuff. You know? If you want to go to a Chevy show, but you are a fan of Fords you wear something neutral. That is just how I feel though [=}=]

    Glad to see you get what Im getting at. I wouldnt go out and buy a Bowtech and run back here and load up my posts with a big banner in my sig with their logo and a big flashy avatar. Same way I wouldnt go out and buy a Ford and come back and put a big Ford logo on my posts and then lay it all over a website paid for by Dodge. Not that Id buy a Ford but thats my example.

    April 1, 2007 at 3:14 pm #511119 Back to Top REPORT
    elk-assassin
    Elk Assassin

    Joined: 12/13/2006
    Sure, this is a mathews site, but if it dosn’t bother Mathews it dosn’t bother me. :thumbup
    April 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm #511120 Back to Top REPORT
    easymoney
    EasyMoney

    Joined: 7/6/2005
    I see exactly what you are saying.

    As I have read all of the other posts…everyone is saying they are not against other brands or what not. It’s not about brand bashing.

    Here you go….Do you think that you could go buy a pizza at Papa John’s and then take that pizza to eat at Pizza Hut just because your friends were at Pizza Hut eating. NO!! You wouldn’t even try. But, if you went to Papa John’s and ate and then went to Pizza Hut to visit with your friends and told them that you had eaten at Papa John’s, No one would think anything about it.

    Pizza Hut was built for eating Pizza Hut pizza. And while you are there you can talk about whatever you want.

    I think that is the whole thing.

    You can talk about the “Other Brand” at the competitors, just don’t bring the “Other Brand” to the competitors.

    Matt

    April 1, 2007 at 5:11 pm #511121 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    The poll shouldve read, yes if Im right and no if Im wrong. But I didnt read through it and I see the problem.

    I see more than one guy running around here with a BIG Ross logo in their sigline and an a Ross avatar. I guess the overload of both is just a little low rent in my opinion there I said it. Maybe an Avatar is enough. I’d like to see those who are saying I think they should be allowed ought to try that on the PSE Forum or the Ross forum and see how long it works out for you. Or put a link in your sigline to a manufacturer that doesnt sponsor AT. If you notice Mathews doesnt even let their own dealers put a nice logo promoting their shops.

    I guess I get tired of that and “Staff Shooters” and the infomercials we get blasted with. A recomendation from an uncompensated customer when someone asks a suggestion is one thing but it just aint what it used to be around here.

    Mathews Inc allows it……if it doesn’t bother them, it doesn’t bother me.

    April 1, 2007 at 5:55 pm #511122 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 61
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    You asked, “Am I right or wrong” Your poll selctions are “YES and No” Is it me, …….so …….. #-o

    Yeah, kinda left me scratching my head as well. The question should have been “Am I right?”, with YES or NO choices. #-o

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    April 1, 2007 at 6:58 pm #511123 Back to Top REPORT
    scfox
    SCFox

    Joined: 9/26/2004
    Location: Mn
    I guess it doesn’t really bother me. I understand everyones examples of Ford/Chevy, or what ever. I ride a Harley and a Polaris 4 wheeler. I’ve worn Harley clothes into Polaris dealer(Victory motorcycles). Never thought a thing of it. Neither did the dealer. I’m proud of what I own without disrespecting others. If the Mods don’t have any problems with it and there is no brand bashing going on, its not a problem for me.

    SCFox

    M7 Schaffer Opposition Axcel HD Axion stab
    April 1, 2007 at 10:14 pm #511124 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I never would believe that archers would care what a person shoots nor which avatar they have.
    If I wanted to put a Parker avatar up as I have one of those too I will, I still love and shoot my XT and still love archery if I can get some friends out to shoot with me.
    But for me now my avatar stays, and I have my Parker in my sig too.
    will I add or subtract things from it.
    To me if someone has Fuse strings on a Mathews that would be bad or any of the other manufacturers products like rests, string/cables etc.
    Gee whiz let them be, if they contributes and dont casue problems let them be as they are simply stating that they have a Brand X.
    And since AT is basicly a Martin site I dont see much difference over the Mathews site over the AT sight (now the Ross sight is a lot different, becasue when I got on there at first I told a fella to shoot all bows he could and all brands, including Ross,Mathews,Parker, etc. and let the bow that fit him be his choice)
    I went to a Rossdealer to check them out,took my XT (70lb/set at 65, 27 in draw, black limbs, MathewsHD rest,Toxonics sight) they had several bow including 4 traded Mathews, I went into his range, and shot my bow and the 331,334,337 an in spec and dead on ,with my arrows, and I didnt like the riser as well but I figuredI could fix it, I never felt that any one of them beat my XT and they made my shoulder hurt where as my XT didnt.
    After seeing my bow shoot and hearing how quiet it was, we found that 3 of the 4 Mathewswere out of spec, when twisted back into spec they started to perform and he sold all 4 and 3 more Ross and took 4 Bowtechs a Pearson and 2 Hoyts in trade.
    I was emailed last fall to come down and help the owner put on a firt timers class or some new customers (and bring in my Mathews and my Parker) so these newbies could get an idea of how nice any brand could be. And he was thinking of becoming a Parker dealer also and since my Parker is adjustable he figured we could see what people thought of them as a brand.
    BUT I had to work but a friend of mine has an LD and a Parker and and he came down and helped him out. If money runs ok then in may I may get to go show off my bow this year and shoot some.
    I see no disrespect unless the person with the avatar gets on here and stats ragging on Mathews and blowing his pie hole about how great they are OVER Mathews.
    BUT if they get on here and say here I found abow that fits me better, and here it is and not bash Mathews in direct print then who cares.
    Shoot waht fits and get arrows down range.
    Lee
    April 2, 2007 at 2:19 am #511125 Back to Top REPORT
    weave
    weave

    Joined: 1/1/2006
    Hum interesting thread, to say the least.

    I assume that I was one of the “offenders” who prompted you to make this poll and this post because of my BIG OLE’ ROSS banner and my staff position listings (that would fit)…..

    I find it disappointing and frustrating, to say that least, that anyone even give a rats *** who has what in their signature or what avatar they have. Heck Jason, your avatar could offend someone that had a loved one burned in a fire or committed suicide by dumping gas on themselves and lighting the match…..I see that as much worse than using Ross, Bowtech, Hoyt or whatever in your signature or avatar. People laughed at your new avatar on another thread but I see it as different in regards to being completely inappropriate in comparison to this topic. The use of another brand name is not likely to have deep emotional effect, unless of course the person seeing it has some negative action associated with that particular item.

    What about all the people that advertise all the products on their bows that are not Mathews branded? Is that not along the same lines?

    I shot Mathews bows, many different models, for the better part of my life and they have, do and will make one of the best bows on the market today….arguably the best. In my case it was simple, I was afford the opportunity to shoot for my store, with Ross products, and I chose to accept the offer, proudly!!! I put that fact in my signature because I was and am, again, proud to be given that opportunity. The same holds true for the other sponsors and positions I was granted. It is not meant as an insult to Mathews or any other product but rather to display something that one is proud of, like getting that buck of a lifetime mounted.

    I could go on and on about this thread and this topic but do not want this to be an AT type thread. These forums contain some of the best and nicest people in archery, most of whom give outstanding advise freely. The fact that we have digressed into this thread saddens me……

    To refrain from any further controversy, I have removed my signature completely. So in essence, my friend, you win because it is just not worth it to me to even be in the middle of this. Nothing good will possibly come from it.

    Peace [=}=]

    April 2, 2007 at 2:48 am #511126 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    At best it’s a very tender situation. Mathews created this forum as a place for Mathews shooters to gather, exchange information, and help each other as well as a venue for interaction between customers and factory techs. It could easily be seen as “off key” to come on the forum waving the flag of a different manufacturer but there’s a lot to consider. Where do you draw the line? Bows, grips, strings, arrow rests, quivers, etc? I understand your point, Jason. You don’t have any problem with what anyone shoots but you don’t like it waved in your face on the Mathews forum. In some ways I feel the same way but when I think about it a little deeper I realize a few things. We’ve all made some good friends on the forum and if they go and buy a different brand of bow we’re still friends and we’d like them to still be allowed to participate in the forum. We could disallow them from displaying their choice of bow in their sig or avatar but that wouldn’t really be fair to them and they’d be branded as an outcast. We all buy what we like and we all want to proudly display our choices of equipment. We all willingly tell anyone looking for a new bow to shoot a bunch of different one’s and buy what feels best so if we told them not to tell us about it if it wasn’t a Mathews we’d be talking out of both sides of our mouths. There are a few sides to this coin, maybe more than two but at the end of the day if we’re all shooting what we like it’s not a big deal. [=}=]
    April 2, 2007 at 3:09 am #511127 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    Mark you sorta got it, its not that its waved in my face I couldnt care less about that either to be honest. I mean its Mathews that foots the bill for this forum and to pretty much stick a billboard out there for another bow manufacturer in the front yard for free everytime you post is disrespectful to the guy putting a roof over your head so to speak. Its has started with the Avatars but its started to carry over to really big billboard ads in siglines.

    I impulse buy all the time, I might come home one day with an Allegiance or an Envy, Im also trying to check out a Martin Scepter with those shoot thru cams before I drop money on a Conquest 4 for spots. Either way Im not going to come home and upload a big banner in my sigline for Martin or Bowtech. [=}=]

    April 2, 2007 at 3:29 am #511128 Back to Top REPORT
    tbolden
    tbolden

    Joined: 1/31/2005
    I dont care what brand of bow anyone on this forum shoots. To be quite honest most of us just love to hunt and bowhunting is the bottom line. Mathews makes great bows and has the classiest forum and that is the reason everyone is welcome here. Fred Bear said “Its not whats in a mans hand but what is in a mans heart” I truly believe that. There may be guys out there that just cant afford a Mathews and I would want them to feel welcome on this forum because they bowhunt :) We sell many brands of bows in our shop-my main goal is to get a bow in a hunters hand. :thumbup

    Well said, heck after awhile i do not even notice those things, i’am here to learn and hopefully help anybody with archery. I thank Mathews for providing us with a place to talk archery.

    April 2, 2007 at 1:47 pm #511129 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    My 2 cents…

    Shoot what you like. Talk about your equipment all you want, but flashing a competitor’s logo on a Mathews, or any other company-sponsored website is just plain rude.

    April 2, 2007 at 3:11 pm #511130 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005

    My 2 cents…

    Shoot what you like. Talk about your equipment all you want, but flashing a competitor’s logo on a Mathews, or any other company-sponsored website is just plain rude.[/quote:3vut1kzx]

    That is all I was getting at, and it wouldnt matter who owned the site. [=}=]

    April 2, 2007 at 3:19 pm #511131 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005

    I said No. I think you are right. This is the Mathews forum. Granted it is a public forum, but I think it is a little shady to be promoting another brand on here. I don’t care what you shoot. It just doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t go to a Chevy rally or web site with my Ford stuff. You know? If you want to go to a Chevy show, but you are a fan of Fords you wear something neutral. That is just how I feel though [=}=]

    Glad to see you get what Im getting at. I wouldnt go out and buy a Bowtech and run back here and load up my posts with a big banner in my sig with their logo and a big flashy avatar. Same way I wouldnt go out and buy a Ford and come back and put a big Ford logo on my posts and then lay it all over a website paid for by Dodge. Not that Id buy a Ford but thats my example.[/quote:sp1alq5y]

    I see what your saying here Gun, but I still do not agree with you. Is it a little shady… maybe.

    I see the Chevy/Ford debate a little bit… but I call also recall a lot of commercials for each company that “bash” the opposite company. For example: “Chevy has more towing power than Ford… ” and vise versa.

    Think about sporting events… Have you ever went to an opposing team’s stadium/arena/”house” and wore a shirt supporting your favorite team??? Its kind of the same thing. Two different “teams” in competition with each other and everyone supports who they feel is the best…

    Hope that all makes sense. Just my :2cents [=}=]

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