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what needs to be reinvented IMHO is the remote launcher to compete with Thunder & Bumper Boy...these two companies have use by the u know what & they know it....both have there good points and both have some very troubling / frustrating points. I do believe if another company was to introduce some type of similar product it would be good for all involved.....
Reference the thread in the Product Review Forum
Great feedback Scott & Mountain Duck... I'd agree with your comments. For now, (the next year or 2) I'm going to stay away from electronics... For several reasons that we could discuss over a beer at some point. It's an area in the industry that needs attention!
Thanks again for the feedback!
What someone needs to design, is a winger that would throw a mallard similar to a hand thrown, but also had a 12 gauge popper (or MAPP gas) that could be fired prior to launch. Most launchers/wingers are "distance limited" due to speed of throw, and arrival of the sound at the line.
I'd add boat ladder that the dog can get back on board themselves, I just got one a light-weight foldable-plank style (best reviews), it's adjustable, it works but it Stinks. It's got twist nuts for adjustment, you need a wrench to adjust, there's no holes so pieces can still slide and fall off. Little squeeze bolts like on adjustable tables or push pins would be much easier. The hooking mechanism-handles only works on very thin boats. Also while it has holes for grip-drainage they don't really work, dogs slip nothing to grab on too- they end up clawing the boat side, little ridges akin to dock planks would be better. I assume I'll be adjusting and fixing the new ramp to work for my larger boat until duck season. Good Idea needs improvement.
For the vest one that actually fits, doesn't rip, I prefer the Kevlar chest piece, and a lifting handle that doesn't tear off after one use
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@ Mountain Duck- I agree about the electronics side, but also, I could run into patent issues with the bumpers. A little bit of help from my patent attorney could fix that issue. I'll put it on the list of things to take to the next level- Same with the wingers!
@HuntEMup- The vest sizing and durability are my key targets when improving the current market,. When the finished product is out, I want our community to buy one... and only need one! It's an undertaking but we're up for the challenge. The ladders are a great idea as well.
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I'm not talking about electronics Lord knows there's enough of them out there all ready plus i dont need another reciever hanging around my neck...... Tri-Tronics and dogtra have a pretty good grasp on the concept......
I'm referring to the actual bumper throwing devices themselves Using said electronic's. Now by just selling the bumper throwing devise u can keep the cost down I would think......
Scott, do you mean sling-shot style or the bumper boy style?
Side note: I'll be at the Baldwinsville Hunt test in July, I'll introduce myself if I see you