New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 am

Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am
I have over the years missed out on a few knives because I wasn’t aware of what was going on.
Now, i am not being a dick, but i find it hard to believe how you can miss ..anything going on in Spydieland if you live in a civilised country and have internet access :)
(up until now that is of course)
EDIT: And a genuine interest.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Catamount123 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:58 am

I'm wondering what, if any, effect the change will have on flippers? Maybe it will make it harder for them? Not a bad thing, IMO.
I don't get people who only carry one knife :confused: ;)

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:08 am

Unfortunately i don't think it will make any difference at all.. If you have the spare cash and 5-6 drone accounts to use, you only need minutes to order a bundle of specials.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:26 am

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:39 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 am
Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am
I have over the years missed out on a few knives because I wasn’t aware of what was going on.
Now, i am not being a dick, but i find it hard to believe how you can miss ..anything going on in Spydieland if you live in a civilised country and have internet access :)
(up until now that is of course)
EDIT: And a genuine interest.
I don't have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. None of those trendy things. I use this forum as my source, and have yet to miss ANY exclusive or sprint release since I've been here for close to a year now! This place is so on top of things, no need for anything else when it comes to Spyderco's
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby sal » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:47 am

Hi Bullwinkle,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 am

I used to say it gave me time to save up but it never works out that way for me... haha

I just wanna know where is the ikuchi been waiting forever it feels like. Maybe just show us the knives that are closer to being finished. Like announce models from other countries when they're in Golden for QC, I think that would be safe for them and enough time and would actually tell us more in the sense of the order we will see them in stores.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby vivi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:26 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 am
Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am
I have over the years missed out on a few knives because I wasn’t aware of what was going on.
Now, i am not being a dick, but i find it hard to believe how you can miss ..anything going on in Spydieland if you live in a civilised country and have internet access :)
(up until now that is of course)
EDIT: And a genuine interest.
If I'm not participating here, I don't hear about new Spydies. Simple as that.

I don't have any stores around me that stock more than the basic models like Enduras, Delicas, Natives and Para 2's.

I don't use social media.

I don't follow any knife websites or participate in any other knife discussion boards.

The only knife news I get is from this website.

If I don't actively participate, like what happened for a few years, it can be easy to forget about sprint runs.

I'm very happy with my current set of knives. They serve me well. I don't have a strong urge to replace them.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Tims » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 am
Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am
I have over the years missed out on a few knives because I wasn’t aware of what was going on.
Now, i am not being a dick, but i find it hard to believe how you can miss ..anything going on in Spydieland if you live in a civilised country and have internet access :)
(up until now that is of course)
EDIT: And a genuine interest.
Better believe it Larry. What I posted is true. That’s why I took the time to post it.

I don’t ‘internet’(social media etc) and theres no knife stores in my town here downunder. The only time I get up to date on the knife world is when I want to buy a new knife and actively look.

I’m typically not the forum type. I’ve joined plenty over the years, participated briefly on a few, moved on from most. I tend to lurk and use them as a resource for information.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby sal » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm

You don't have to be buying Spyderco knives to participate in this forum. Subjects here are far and wide and could be enjoyed by many that don't even own one Spyderco knife. I like to think that his forum is more than the sum of it's knives.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Mom3ntuM » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 pm

I don't think People last to Long on This forum before they buy a spyderco if they don't have one when they join.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby vivi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:52 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm
You don't have to be buying Spyderco knives to participate in this forum. Subjects here are far and wide and could be enjoyed by many that don't even own one Spyderco knife. I like to think that his forum is more than the sum of it's knives.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 am
Tims wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am
I have over the years missed out on a few knives because I wasn’t aware of what was going on.
Now, i am not being a dick, but i find it hard to believe how you can miss ..anything going on in Spydieland if you live in a civilised country and have internet access :)
(up until now that is of course)
EDIT: And a genuine interest.
Better believe it Larry. What I posted is true. That’s why I took the time to post it.

I don’t ‘internet’(social media etc) and theres no knife stores in my town here downunder. The only time I get up to date on the knife world is when I want to buy a new knife and actively look.

I’m typically not the forum type. I’ve joined plenty over the years, participated briefly on a few, moved on from most. I tend to lurk and use them as a resource for information.
I tried hard going back in my mind to the mid 80's, when i started collecting on a small scale. Back then you (well, i anyway) saw knives in the odd store ( I live in Sweden, and i seriously doubt we're better stocked here than you are in Australia :) ) in movies and magazines. I was a handgun shooter/enthusiast and bought American magazines, they had some ads and featured knives every now and then. The first knife i ordered and bought from the US (via landline phone and snail mail) was a Pacific cutlery custom Jody Samson BaliSong i saw in the movie 10-midnight.
During the 90's and 00's i don't even remember where i found (out about) cool new knives. The Social media thing is "only" about 8 years old for me.
Even today i pick up a lot of news via Youtube, Knifenews and such since the only info about 'new stuff' on social media (Spyderco forum of course excluded, even if it is kinda social media) is rehashed, reposted stuff from other sources.
Again, i meant absolutely no offense with my post.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Halfneck » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:28 pm

It was nice hearing about all the stuff coming, but the multiple threads made by posters thinking it was taking too long got old fast. Reminded me of my boys on a car trip when they were little "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How much longer?"

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby PanChango » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 pm

I'm going to be really bummed if the Amsterdam thread is impacted by this change.

It is my favorite thread of the year.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby Wolfy916 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 am

I understand it both ways. People are upset about their pre order knives that haven't shipped in months and the content whining and asking for timeframes on releases gets old. At the same time a lot of the fun of the forum is looking at whats new/upcoming and speculating about dates and details, it drives a lot of the discussion on here. I guess we will see how the new reveal policy looks when it is rolled out.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am

There seems to be a lot of angst about a process that has yet to be implemented. Might be wise to see how it works before criticizing it.
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby BigGrove » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:22 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:39 am
I don't have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. None of those trendy things. I use this forum as my source, and have yet to miss ANY exclusive or sprint release since I've been here for close to a year now! This place is so on top of things, no need for anything else when it comes to Spyderco's
Your post made me chuckle when you called Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter "trendy" - which have been around since 2005, 2010, and 2006 respectively. The modern forum as we all know it has only been around since the mid-90s.

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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby 500Nitro » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:25 am

MichaelScott wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am
There seems to be a lot of angst about a process that has yet to be implemented. Might be wise to see how it works before criticizing it.
(Important disclaimer: let me just note here that I am not telling anyone what to do, merely stating my opinion.)
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Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:54 am

The new Reveal plan seems wise to me. It removes one more stress point for Spyderco, allows for better control in setting realistic customer expectations, and allows Spyderco more time (if needed) to perfect designs. Not really seeing a negative here.
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