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18/07/2013 at 09:00

They say you tell 20 people when you have bad service, and noone when you have good, so here's my effort to redress that. 

With all this heat I've wanted to try some of the UltraAspire packs for running in the Brecon Beacons as I always end up not carrying enough water, and wanted something really minimal.

The only UK retailer I could find was floodies.co.uk who when I phoned for advice, suggested I come down and try them out. He made sure he had one of each in for last Saturday and let me go for a short run in each. Blinking hot, but well worth it as I'm now a proud owner of a Kinetic pack. Definately recommend the service.

Rhys

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
18/07/2013 at 09:39

Strange how everyone who gets good service from floodies always turns up here to telleveryone

18/07/2013 at 10:13
Very strange.
XX1
18/07/2013 at 10:19

Is this the OP's first post?  I get some kind of "Access Denied" error when I try to look at his profile.

XX1
18/07/2013 at 11:20

Hi, I'm Victor Kiam. I got such good service from my floodie. I bought the company.

seren nos    pirate
18/07/2013 at 11:24

So Rhys what was your last race and how did it go

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
18/07/2013 at 11:46

Race for Life ? 

18/07/2013 at 16:56

This is my real name and it’s my first post on this forum

Yes, I am a runner. Completed the MdS twice along with the Gobi Challenge along with more city marathons that I would care to remember.

On this topic I can say that I do know the team at floodies. I've known the owner for eight years and can only say that he has more personal integrity than just about anyone I know. If anyone on this forum is giving floodies grief then it is misplaced. It simply wouldn't happen.

Seren Nos and Dave The Ex-Spartan - I will tell you the last time I raced with Rhys Powell who I also know. The last time I saw him in a race was in Mongolia and he has toughed it out for a whole day in the heat of the Gobi. He was unconscious on a dirt track when they found him. After a night of having many saline drips he was out on the course the next day cheering the likes of me on. So, he is an athlete and he's not the type of man who would say something for effect.

So I'm sure that those who don’t care for Floodies will probably never place an order in the future. I will though and I'm sure that anyone who crosses their path will meet a gentleman who is a gentleman.

18/07/2013 at 17:59

Why don't you let your great mates pay for an advert in RW instead of using this forum to promote your goods. 

When you have never been on here and the first thing you do is strart telling us how good your product it tends to get people a little suspicious about the integrity of the poster.

Edited: 18/07/2013 at 18:01
18/07/2013 at 18:19

For balance, I don't know anyone from Floodies and have anything positive or negative to say about them.

I do however do a lot of work as an ad copywriter, and can tell you that people do get paid to make product recommendations on forums. I can also tell you that the "They say you tell 20 people..." opening gambit is a well-worn line in these circles.

This isn't to say that the OP is here for that purpose, but if that's the first and last thing we hear from them then I'll certainly be drawing that conclusion. Over to them.

18/07/2013 at 19:05

What Ivor says.

Also, Rhys and Stuart, you might be interested to know that the reason it's so obvious is that people have been doing it quite a lot recently - it's obviously the next "hot" thing in marketing.

What with that and others not-so-subtly posting links to their blogs while, frankly, insulting the collective intelligence of the forum, it all gets to be a bit of a tits-ache quite frankly.

18/07/2013 at 19:52
Stuart Smith2 wrote (see)

This is my real name and it’s my first post on this forum

Yes, I am a runner. Completed the MdS twice along with the Gobi Challenge along with more city marathons that I would care to remember.

On this topic I can say that I do know the team at floodies. I've known the owner for eight years and can only say that he has more personal integrity than just about anyone I know. If anyone on this forum is giving floodies grief then it is misplaced. It simply wouldn't happen.

Seren Nos and Dave The Ex-Spartan - I will tell you the last time I raced with Rhys Powell who I also know. The last time I saw him in a race was in Mongolia and he has toughed it out for a whole day in the heat of the Gobi. He was unconscious on a dirt track when they found him. After a night of having many saline drips he was out on the course the next day cheering the likes of me on. So, he is an athlete and he's not the type of man who would say something for effect.

So I'm sure that those who don’t care for Floodies will probably never place an order in the future. I will though and I'm sure that anyone who crosses their path will meet a gentleman who is a gentleman.

So you're an action man. Doesn't mean you can't be a spammer as well.

(no photos, didn't happen by the way.....) 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
18/07/2013 at 20:03

Racing til you fall unconscious.   WOW. I'm nowhere near hard enough, I'm sensible enough to know when to stop 

 

what is it with people that makes them think its clever to try and kill themselves in the name of sport ? 

19/07/2013 at 10:11

WOW...Some aggressive replies and is it really necessary? What has happened to the runners world forum of old.

I am an Ultra Runner and have completed a number of events over the years and at 57, still going. Endurance events are about testing your limits to the full.

Any runner or athlete worth their salt, will appreciate the hard work, commitment and sacrifices we have to make.

I respect any runner, running any distance and at any standard.

I will run to exhaustion, if it raises money that eventually saves lives. Don't knock it until you try it.

Seems Ex Spartan that you may have SMS

The MDS is six marathons in desert conditions, carrying a 15lb backpack.

CHARITY HURTS

See the following links:

http://www.justgiving.com/yukon-ultra

http://www.justgiving.com/keithflood2007

http://www.justgiving.com/Keith-Flood-PACE

http://www.justgiving.com/Keith-Flood

http://www.justgiving.com/Keith-Flood2015

An additional £15000,00 raised for MS in 2005, after completing the MDS

£6000.00 for WIZZ KIDZ in 1999 

Keep it clean guys. I never asked for feedback.

I have no doubt that this will be followed by negative replies, as it seems to be the theme, not set, but introduced since the first post. 

 

19/07/2013 at 10:21
I don't think anyone is doubting the guy's running credentials or work for charity.
That was not what the original issue was about.

What has looked odd, but may be completely innocent, is the number of positive reviews that keep popping up they often seem to be written from a script as Ivor points out above.

No other supplier seems to get this amount if feedback ( positive or negative) so you can see why people may be suspicios.
cougie    pirate
19/07/2013 at 10:26
Pop eye - you've missed the point completely.
19/07/2013 at 10:32

and less suspicious if you can access profiles to see if they've posted before, Pop-Eye.......

(having said that, I can't access mine, either)

Edited: 19/07/2013 at 10:36
19/07/2013 at 10:45

Well guys. Sorry for missing the point. But please read on...

Lets remember the previous post, which was negative and followed with an agreement from other, who chipped in with further response. All negative without any justification.

That is until one person came on in defence. A post went up on Facebook and Bob's your uncle, others followed

It seems that the administrators removed the original posts which was in fact duplicated by the originator, who was hell bent on giving feedback, with the intention of a Google page one placement.

Rhys (thread originator), contacted my to supply a sleeping bag for his daughter and followed up with this thread.

I know Rhys, as I do Stuart and many other Ultra Athletes in the Ultra World and have the utmost respect for both of them. I the n Mongolia Gobi Desert, I witnessed Rhys this 6ft 3 man, who weighed at the time at least 115kg, with all his food and equipment on his back...Climb the largest sand dune you could imagine, in a temperature you could cook a chicken in. Every step was unimaginably painful. he never gave up, until forced to do so, by exhaustion.

This is a man, who would give you his last Rolo.

I have seen this happen dozens of times, and came close myself on more than once.

This thread, turned from a positive comment into something quite different. It got personal, which in my understanding is not what this forum is all about.

 

19/07/2013 at 10:53
cougie wrote (see)
Pop eye - you've missed the point completely.

And how!

Nobody is knocking the achievements of others, they are questioning a dodgy marketing tactic. 

A word about marketing BTW, rule one, if you like: when a marketee gives a marketer negative feedback about your marketing methods you don't tell them they are wrong.

 Anyway, as you were, you can carry on with the totally irrelevant willy waving contest now.

Edited: 19/07/2013 at 10:58
Pudge    pirate
19/07/2013 at 10:58
Pop-Eye wrote (see)

This is a man, who would give you his last Rolo.

I have seen this happen dozens of times, and came close myself on more than once.

 

 

But would he not part with his chocolate on the particular occasion that you asked?

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