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Old 10-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #61
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Is it the EXACT same thing? No.

Is changing "RAYS ENGINEERING" to "RAVS ENGINEERING," ESSENTIALLY the same thing? Yes.


That's the only point I'm trying to make.
The only point I'm trying to make is that it's clear that Konig has AT LEAST a bit more faith in their products than these. Konig has made an effort (very minimal yes) at changing the name. They give at least 1 **** about their product. A company that copies the name letter for letter gives 0 *****. Literally they couldn't be bothered to type 646Racing or something. So why should they give any ***** about production and quality control either?
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Is that a real SR-71 or a knock off? I don't see any fuel leaking. Must be a knock off.
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I'd love some 6 ULs but their pretty much never available so I'd imagine they get stolen a lot.
It depends. I bet if you are into Hard Parking they might be easier to get stolen than say, if you are into autocross when they are constantly being used.

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This thread went full retard a couple of dozen posts ago, and it's now laying on the afterburner.
I know, and my question from the top of page 2 hasn't been answered.
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The only point I'm trying to make is that it's clear that Konig has AT LEAST a bit more faith in their products than these. Konig has made an effort (very minimal yes) at changing the name. They give at least 1 **** about their product. A company that copies the name letter for letter gives 0 *****. Literally they couldn't be bothered to type 646Racing or something. So why should they give any ***** about production and quality control either?
LOL, the guy is comparing konigs to "stancemagic". You are giving him too much credit by even arguing with him. One of these companies has been making wheels for 25+ years, the other named after some stupid trend that has been going on for the last few years.

If you buy a wheel from a company named "stancemagic" you belong on cr.net.
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2.) I wish I could see who were (was?) handing out all these props.
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Is that a real SR-71 or a knock off? I don't see any fuel leaking. Must be a knock off.
Mehh, I though that was only on the tarmac and at low speed. Wings should be sealed up tight if they're on afterburners at altitude.
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Mehh, I though that was only on the tarmac and at low speed. Wings should be sealed up tight if they're on afterburners at altitude.
Look up. You might see the joke.
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I am now dumber having read this thread. Props have been distributed accordingly.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #72
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Speaking of the SR-71, it's such an interesting confluence of anachronisms.

On the one hand, it's pretty much the sexiest, fastest, sleekest, most impressive airplane in general which has ever flown. I mean, this is an airplane which cruised at more than 3x the speed of sound, and flew higher than any surface-to-air missile could reach. When viewed from 50 feet away, it's pure sex.

On the other hand, it is a product of 1960s technology, and when viewed up close, it looks like such a kludge that one wonders how it ever managed to get off the ground at all. I mean, this is what the view from the driver's seat of the fastest jet ever created looks like:




By comparison, here's a modern-day Cessena 172, which is a bare-bones, entry-level little Volkswagen of an airplane:

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #73
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First off, let me just say that I definitely consider myself as a Marvel girl - I've always preferred and loved Marvel characters for some reason. DC Comics never quite made it for me. So I have to admit, I didn't really have any expectations.

Having seen the original Superman movies, as well as the remake in 2004 (which wasn't very good at all in my opinion), I just went into this looking to be entertained. And I was entertained. I really liked the overall premise of the story, and liked that they ventured towards the genesis of the characters.

The effects are pretty cool too - I don't know much about special effects to be honest, so I can't say much about it. For viewers that love good action scenes, this one has a lot of those.

As for the actors that played the characters, I thought Henry Cavill was the perfect Superman. He was, of course, easy to look at. He also played the confused, out of place 'I just want to know where I came from' character well. I could feel his woes and understand his actions, and it was easy for me to empathize with him.

Lois Lane was played by Amy Adams. A lot of people have mixed feelings about this, but I actually really liked it. Amy Adams has a unique look to her, and she portrayed Lois' character well. I loved the fact that she also seemed a bit more of a stronger character. She contributed something, and helped Superman in many ways. She wasn't just a female character that needed to be saved every few seconds.

However, the two of them together was alright for me. I did not feel any sort of chemistry or connection between the two actors, so it was a little challenging for me to root for them.

One of the things that I absolutely loved though was that there weren't really any funny or comical scenes or dialogues. It was honestly a nice change. Aside from a few cheesy lines, I loved that they didn't coddle the viewers. It took itself seriously. It seemed like it was created for people that already know a bit about Superman and the franchise. In other words, it felt a lot like it was written and made for a Superman fan. So yes, I recommend it. It has a modernized feel to it, and definitely a little different from the previous Superman movies (this is after all a reboot), but I'm excited to see a sequel come out of this for sure. It will be interesting to see Lois Lane's character develop, as well as her relationship with Superman and Clark Kent.

Rating: 3.5 stars
I say go. It's worth it.
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By comparison, here's a modern-day Cessena 172, which is a bare-bones, entry-level little Volkswagen of an airplane:


G1000 in this picture likely cost more than the airframe
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G1000 in this picture likely cost more than the airframe
It's roughly a $50,000 option.

Or, put another way, about as much as it costs to operate an SR-71 for 37.5 minutes, as it loafs along burning 5,000 gallons per hour of JP-7 and tri-ethyl borane.
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Look up. You might see the joke.
Trust me, I totally got that, it was just far more interesting to comment on the SR71 than continue/contribute to the debate. Props to Joe for putting some interest back in the thread.

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Back to the wheels.

Could the difference between Konig's use of a close but not exact logo vs. the exact copying of a logo is that Konig wants to sell the wheels in the U.S. through regular retail outlets and Stance Magic has no intention of ever offering the wheels in the U.S., where they'd surely get sued?
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Back to the wheels.

Could the difference between Konig's use of a close but not exact logo vs. the exact copying of a logo is that Konig wants to sell the wheels in the U.S. through regular retail outlets and Stance Magic has no intention of ever offering the wheels in the U.S., where they'd surely get sued?
Maybe. But it doesn't negate the fact that at least konig is following regulations. Konig also has to follow marking requirements and testing in accordance with FMVSS. Stance Magic I'm sure stamps whatever the hell they damn please on their product without any clue what SAE is. They don't care about regulations, and they sure as hell don't care about the customer.

The point still being Konig != Stance Magic just because they are both shady.
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