Re: Clones broke!!
Originally Posted by Jtjohns
On a silly note, I'd love
to see Phil go under par with your irons. Under par, playing cack-handed. I know he's talented but come on? :)
This thread is good for a chuckle. The assumption that if clubs come from an OEM that they must, a priori
, be wonderful is, quite frankly cobblers. So much OEM stuff is made in China (Ping excepted?) that it's laughable. While I'm sure many Chinese production lines are as good as anything in the West I'm not sure they all are and if the workers making them are paid peanuts, well, I'm not sure that's a driver for high quality. That's also leaving aside that you actually trust
the OEMs not to, basically, spin you a yarn about how great their stuff is.
As several have said, there are few truly innovative designs out there and the OEMs just clone each other's stuff.
There also seems to be a willful(?) ignoring of the fact that no-one here (as far as I can see) is trying to bat for the proper fakes. Clones are a different kettle of fish. I can't see the problem; if you actually think
a Pong P10G (or whatever) is
a Ping G10....more fool you. The worst you could say for the cloners is they're being lazy; hardly a crime.
If there are patent infringements then that's another issue but it's hardly something the OEMs are above board with now is it? Can I hear you say ProV1?
As an aside, how many buy generic drugs as soon as they're available? Feel guilty? Don't mind paying money to someone who's "taking a ride on another's goodwill"?