not sure if "aggressive" is the right word or not, but many (not all) of the reps i personally have talked to who sell wake gear can be as bad as the boat salesmen. You would think they were getting a commission on the boards they sell from the negativity they sometimes voluntarily spew about other brands.
(... none of them do get commission do they???)
I don't want to hear why brands ______, _____, _____, and _______. suck...
stick to why your represented brand ______ is great...
...unless asked of course...
to give some of these guys a benefit of a doubt: sometimes they might be just poking fun and joking around, but i still don't think it professional when we just met.
I mean, even the Pros whos names are on their boards don't VOLUNTARILY talk trash about the competition... at least i have not met one yet that has. every pro rider i have ever talked to (ex. Murray, Watson, Andrew A., Byerly, Brian Grub, Vandal, Parks) about their board talks the same way you might hear if you watched the respective description video online. If asked their opinion about another brand/board, sure all is fair game, and they will share that too upon invite, which is cool. and when they do share negative things it is in an enlightening manner and not to just talk trash.
SO PROPS to all you PRO riders out there!!!
with all that said, i must apologize for being guilty in the past of the same, of being a pot and calling the kettle black... however, i am not sponsored or am a rep. But its still no excuse. treat others how you'd like to be treated. hopefully i can continue to learn from these experience lessons and control my biases and bridal my passions... a hard thing to do sometimes.
Last edited by wakerider111; 05-10-2012 at 1:00 AM.