Started by 0119, January 20, 2023, 03:39:23 PM
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Quote from: JasonGotaProblem on January 24, 2023, 02:32:31 PM...when abu released the first mag brake 40 years ago. I would bet that at least a few people in the board room said this is stupid the old timers are gonna laugh at us...
Quote from: Shellbelly on January 24, 2023, 06:27:56 PMOur dishwasher is Bluetooth-enabled. What the heck for?
Quote from: boon on January 24, 2023, 08:45:40 PMQuote from: Shellbelly on January 24, 2023, 06:27:56 PMOur dishwasher is Bluetooth-enabled. What the heck for? It's so the better half can remind you to unload it 0.46 seconds after the cycle completes
Quote from: 0119 on January 21, 2023, 07:23:18 PMIt took to this year and aching arthritis to get me to abandon my 1960's Ambassadeurs for low profile reels. I can't see needing computer assistance with my casting. I bet it catches on like wildfire. Like cars that don't let you wander out of your lane so you can keep looking down at your cellphone.
Quote from: Brewcrafter on January 24, 2023, 07:52:59 AMInteresting concept. Now I will only rehash a couple of points that have been made many times by wiser folks than I on this forum. 1. Tackle companies (for the most part) aren't planning on selling reels to guys like us on the forum that want an easily maintained Sherman tank that also comes with an endless supply of easily replaceable parts that you won't likely need to replace anyway. Great way to go broke. We are not their target market for the most part, and we are a small (vocal and important!) part of the fishing community. (Exception - Fly reels that most kids with a 70's high school metalshop education could knock out in their garage, but the higher the price tag and "Mo' Betta". I'm kidding. This part in parenthesis is sarcasm). 2. Any company today is struggling on "how do we tap into Generation #" to insure that they can continue to sell products into the decades ahead. And, for better or worse, the young folks of today (and the current/future customers) of any company are going to be into a "connected" world in ways that we cannot begin to imagine (even if it makes no sense - to me). For myself as a parent it is "merely" a struggle to understand my kids (challenge enough!) but for me as the Corporate Guy I can tell you we struggle everyday with the fact that it is not just enough to make the "greatest widget" (or in my case, pint) out there, but how do we figure out what potential NEW customers want? How do we continue to grow our customer base? (Nothing worse than having an awesome (insert Noun here: Fishing Reel, Car, Beer) that nobody wants to buy). Fred and Tommy showed us some beautiful Shakespeare reels in the last few weeks that were only made for a few years that there was absolutely nothing wrong about them and were beautifully made (and thank you for sharing your wisdom!) - but they didn't sell. Current big companies (the good ones) are looking 10-20 years down the road and trying to "guess" (well, they spend a LOT of money making those guesses) on what the next "hot reel trend" is going to be and at the same time trying to "one up first to market" - Shiawa, Daimano, Purim, Kumono, they are all top companies and I would be shocked if they are not doing it. So a reel with flashing diodes that connects to your phone? I can understand the "why"... - john
Quote from: Cor on January 25, 2023, 01:27:08 PMQuote from: 0119 on January 21, 2023, 07:23:18 PMIt took to this year and aching arthritis to get me to abandon my 1960's Ambassadeurs for low profile reels. I can't see needing computer assistance with my casting. I bet it catches on like wildfire. Like cars that don't let you wander out of your lane so you can keep looking down at your cellphone. Luckily we live in an age where they can replace those parts very satisfactorily.
Quote from: Keta on January 25, 2023, 03:33:48 PMWhy?
Quote from: Brewcrafter on January 25, 2023, 09:05:15 PMQuote from: Keta on January 25, 2023, 03:33:48 PMWhy?Because they are trying to figure out how to make money in the years ahead from the next generation of buyers. - john
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