- July 13th, 2014, 9:27 am
I received this happy little message from Bob this morning.
"I saw the thread of your rebuild of my pack. I figured I would give you some facts about it. "Tovarich" is the nickname of my employee uses and tags each pack with. He has been working for me for several years and he hand builds each pack for me entirely now.
Thank you for your detailed thread as I have given it to him to study and make sure that all of these issues are addressed.
In the 7 months since this pack was built, we have improved our build quality since then mostly because we finally remade all our molds. Our old molds were pretty burned up, we are using a better material now that has a longer life, so the parts fair better pull after pull. We no longer use Zombies electronics as he mysteriously went out of business (stealing $600 from me), so I use some other electronics made by a European guy who apparently copied Jupiter's stuff. As far as your re-do, I don't really feel like the bumper you put on looks any better than mine, its looks sorta gooey and lumpy and the glossy paint you repainted the whole pack with looks like it has lots of pits and holes in it, as does most of the parts you put on. Not much of an improvement in my opinion. Replacing cast parts with original parts is not a fair comparison, I do offer these parts for people who want to pay for the upgrade. Filing off my name and plates doesn't change the fact that it is and always will be one of my packs. The thing is, if the customer has simply contacted me about any issues he had with this we would have fixed them for him or etc., he never contacted me about it. I almost never get a complaint about these. My feedback rating is perfect without a single complaint. I thank everyone at GBFANS for all the constant advertising I get from you. My customers all tell me, "Those assholes on GBFANS are just jealous of your business, your stuff is great...." etc. We are usually about 10 packs/kits behind and we just can't keep up as it is! So keep up the good work!!!