I will be honest, I have nothing against the masks at all. I can't say that they aren't my cup of tea, but I can't say that they are greatest things next to sliced bread. My problem lies in that I have not been able to actually get a chance to see them up close and try them on. Not the companies fault, I have seen the store locater and I have been a bit busy to trek off to actually check them out.
I do admit that I have a bit of an issue with some of the things that the reps from the company have posted. We won't go in to the Bounce Facts thread, as this is not the place. But the rep who started this thread posted that he would post more pictures the next day, the very next day. He started the thread on 5/15, and honestly, it was the sponsored players that picked up the slack, more than a week after it was started. Now I have no bone to pick with any one as to whether the mask is slickest thing out or not. But I do have an issue with reps for a company that do what I have perceived them doing.
That being that they paid some good money to have their own forum, which is great for advertising purposes, but they are not here keeping an eye on it, and not following through with the promises that they make. I can understand they are busy, they have a business to run. But if they are going to pay the money for their own forum, then I think that they have a responsibility to police their own forum. The Mod, TargetIndy, has more than enough going on with the Nation that moderating a forum that someone else wanted, and paid good money to get, is kind of an added responsibility that he probably did not want. As a result, I imagine that he has not been in here very much to check on things, and some of the flaming has gone a bit rampant.
The presence of the reps is honestly lacking. I mean, I can understand that they may not have anything to do with the Nation on the weekends, or in the evenings, I can understand that. They have families, and the weekends are probably better spent on a boat, on an ATV, with the family, and so on. But during the week, I would think that between the four of them, they would have enough of a presence that things would be taken care of in a timely manner. I mean, I started a thread with some questions on 6/1, and I did not get a post in the thread from an official rep until 6/3, although I did have most of my questions answered by the sponsored players that posted before the rep, as well as after the rep.
And I said this before, in this thread, I will say it again. A big
to all of the sponsored players who have posted most of what they have. You guys are a doing a great job in filling in for the official reps. I hope that Save Phace people are paying attention to your efforts as you guys have honestly done a better job of representing a company that sponsors them than most other people that are Pro's and are sponsored to play paintball, and only play paintball.