Originally Posted by Catboater1
Its obvious you have never seen their frames in person from your statement. I cant figure out why talking about what i like to run just as everyone else does is a problem for you. Tell me what brand i am suppose to run so i can be in your elite club, oh please
I am not sure why my post got your knickers in a wad, I was merely asking a question, which you did not provide an answer. Did you see 4 madcatr frames siting at the CWI shop as trade-ins, or were you told that by the CWI guy? I don't care if you want to promote the frame you like to run. My post actaully shows how much exprience and knowledge of the subject I do have, not vice versa. I have seen a CWI frame in person and they are nice frames. I have also seen a madcatr frame in person, and actual have some gear fabricated by madcatr. Your comparison of trading a chevy for a ford is not close. It would be like trading a Porsche for a Toyota, both great, but one clearly is in a different category, the Porsche being the Madcatr. The other reason to be very suspect of your claim that there were several madcatr frames being traded in for CWI frames, is that there simply are not that many madcatr frames out there and to have 4 being traded in at about the same time would be very hard to believe just due to chance alone. Dave makes each of his frames and it isn't his full time job, which is why you have to wait so long to get one made. Your chevy:ford analogy also suggests that you haven't actually seen a Madcatr frame in person, becuase if you had you would never comare it to a ford or chevy, the Madcatr frames are top of the top of the top notch in quality, design and craftmanship in every respect from the smaller diameter aluminum, to the oar tower design, the to the impeceble welds, etc. etc.
What is not hard to believe is that the CWI guy told you he had several madcatr owners trading in their frames for a CWI, and you bought the line without question becasue 1. you don't know any better to question such an odd occurence, or 2. you are some how related by friend, family, or monitarily to CWI. You must realize how looking at your posts on this thread comes across? They read more like subversive marketing instead of informational about a product you have and like.
Again, my origional question was did you see 4 madcatr frame trade-ins at CWI? There are lots of used frames for sale, yes, but not lots of madcatr frames for sale used. I think I have only seen 2 or 3 for sale used in my entire life. The other thing about buying a used madcatr, is if you knew more about madcatr frames, each one is customized to the size and shape of the intended rower. Buying a madcatr frame built for a 5'5' woman is not going to work well for a dude 6'2", and vice versa