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Post subject: Nope a Lib Tech rip off?  PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 - 06:10 PM



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Managed to pick a fight with these folk on facebook: http://nopeboards.com/tech/

Seems like they overlooked the impending patent infringement lawsuit from Lib Tech for ripping off magnetraction.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 - 06:24 PM



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More likely they will end up licensing the tech from Mervin (if their patent is granted and enforceable) . Litigation sucks up money and the benefits to excluding a competitor are minor in comparison to a royalty on everything of yours they sell..
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 - 10:04 PM



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Funny thing is that he slated me for pointing out magnetraction, and soon after, retracted his comments Smile

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 - 11:45 PM



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Do love their idea of an embedded QRC though at the bottom of that page.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 12:09 AM



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Unless you work for Lib Tech why does it matter to you?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 12:10 AM



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It doesn't, but the fact that he was obnoxious does.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 08:21 AM



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Quite a few non mervin boards have a serrated side cut. Patents have to be very specific, change a few angles and justify the change as delivering a slightly different benefit and you should be safe.

Don't think these guys have anything to worry about
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 09:03 AM



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they seem a bit confrontational with the established board manufacturers.

I see that Angry snowboarder has written a letter to them as well.. Worth a read

http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/dear-no ... ent-171444

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 10:39 AM



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Nope Website wrote:
As a safety device, we are working to create an app for smart phones that will, upon scanning, provide the location of the board. Without the use of expensive GPS chips, this would provide safety for anyone using the board, should the rider become lost or hurt.


Bit of a random one....I guess if your lost in the woods somewhere you get your phone out and scann the code then the app tels you where you are......or your could just use the google maps app thats already on your phone!

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 10:45 AM



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I know every (?) board has a serial number on it, but a QRC would make it easy to pick up a board and scan it to see who it belonged to and for the person who has the code registered to know where it had been scanned. Not really "safety" though is it, more "security"? Have I just come up with a good idea? You could even glue a QRC on the top sheet after-market as long as the glue was strong enough to damage the topsheet on removal and hence ruin re-sale value.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 10:47 AM



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Angry giving lessons on "understanding social media". Hahahahaha.

He's the biggest bellend on the internet.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 10:57 AM



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dunx wrote:
I know every (?) board has a serial number on it, but a QRC would make it easy to pick up a board and scan it to see who it belonged to and for the person who has the code registered to know where it had been scanned. Not really "safety" though is it, more "security"? Have I just come up with a good idea? You could even glue a QRC on the top sheet after-market as long as the glue was strong enough to damage the topsheet on removal and hence ruin re-sale value.


every board already has a serial number? whats the difference?

bit of a gimmick imo.

'scan in the qrc on your smartphone to let rescuers know where you are' - or just call 999? cant they locate phones now anyway?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 11:01 AM



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maybe a Recco avalanche chip would have been better ? ??

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 11:12 AM



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the101s wrote:


every board already has a serial number? whats the difference?



By that logic we needn't bother with bar codes on everything in the supermarket. How about the fact it is far quicker and easier.

My only issues with QRCs is that they are a bit, er, ugly.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 - 11:35 AM



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As i was told a couple of weeks ago the recco technology is to find you when your dead, hardly seems worth paying for them to find my board if im dead. lol
 
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