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Old 07 April 2004, 15:08   #11
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A quote from rib magazine, Ribex 2004 article:

'Definite favourites will include Valiant, Ribcraft, Humber, Coastline, Osprey, Revenger, Solent Ribs, Ribs Marine and two of the marine world's most highly sought after makes- Scorpion and Mark Pascoe'

Question: Do you think that this is unbiased and impartial reporting???

So what exactly is an Olmec?
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Old 07 April 2004, 16:03   #12
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You can read all about Who the Olmec's were and why we are named after them on our website or just follow this link:
http://www.olmectubing.co.uk/history...y_preload.html
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Was informed about the Olmec in a Welsh pub last Sunday evening. The 'Jaguar Child' is one of the stone figures found with part human and part animal features.
Rich L has done some research into this but don't ask his wife about it!
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it never fails to astound me how poor the standard of journalism and articles generally is in RIB Int...

Yesterday, after reading a 'story' on Ribcraft's Mitigator, I decided to take a look at their website... only to find the entire story, practically word for word, was a reproduction of the PR blurb. Some paragraphs were lifted whole.

You rarely ever read a story about a 'bad' rib in there...

However, as long as fools such as I continue to subscribe it probably won't get any better either...
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it never fails to astound me how poor the standard of journalism and articles generally is in RIB Int......
i think some of the articles are good, those written by the like of Paul Glatzel
and Dave Mallett are very useful for the newcomer, as for the never hear about a bad rib, well your not going to bite the hand that feeds you are you.
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I like this mag, however every month they have the same typos .... on the tables that show the ideal uses for the RIB being reviewed. Diving is often printed as Driving ...... and worse Inshore has been shown as Insure!!!

Basic errors Mr Editor!!! However keep up the good work, any RIB mag is better than nothing!
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Dick Trasea

Was informed about the Olmec in a Welsh pub last Sunday evening. The 'Jaguar Child' is one of the stone figures found with part human and part animal features.
Rich L has done some research into this but don't ask his wife about it!
Yes, thanks Ian, you couldn't help yourself, could you...I won't rise to the bait....sufficive to say 'Jaguar Child' I like, 'Dick Trasea' is just bloody stupid!

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i think some of the articles are good, those written by the like of Paul Glatzel
and Dave Mallett are very useful for the newcomer, as for the never hear about a bad rib, well your not going to bite the hand that feeds you are you.
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You're absolutely right Tim, actually I should rephrase/clarify my post.

The 'How to' articles are generally excellent, and whilst not written by pro journalists - have lots of clear, concise info in them which I have found generally excellent and useful.

However the RIB reviews are generally very bland and PRish. I fully understand the need to not badmouth your advertisers BUT we also need some incisive comment in the rib reviews and few equipment reviews would help as well.
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