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#1 striperking70

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Posted December 22 2008 - 8:11 PM

I love the troublemakers and was just wondering if anyone knows why they are no longer made. IMO his work is top notch a very well built plug that holds up. Thanks for any help.



#2 levari

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Posted December 22 2008 - 8:45 PM

He released one batch that was bad and people never forgot and kept complaining. So he probably got fed up and stopped making them.



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Posted December 22 2008 - 9:41 PM

He released one batch that was bad and people never forgot and kept complaining. So he probably got fed up and stopped making them.




If thats true it's a sin. IMO one of the best plugs out there. I love his big surfsters.



#4 Super Googan

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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:45 AM

He released one batch that was bad and people never forgot and kept complaining. So he probably got fed up and stopped making them.


What was the problem with that batch ???


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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:50 AM

I heard he got a high paying job and shut the shop.



#6 Texican

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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:54 AM

Never owned one. I have heard great things about them but they are way out of my price range .



#7 John P

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Posted December 23 2008 - 8:05 AM

I have a number of surfsters and had one that wasn't sealed properly and split the paint after the first use. I still use it and it catches fine,just not as pretty as it might be. I don't know if others had the same issue. JP



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Posted December 23 2008 - 8:06 AM

What was the problem with that batch ???

Paint job issues.



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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:21 PM

I heard otherwise to what has been posted here in this thread and if you use the search option you'll see the reasons posted a while back. I had a few of his plugs and they were great. The small Danny he made was IMO the best small danny out there. I know he had a bad batch of plugs hit the scene and yes guys here and elsewhere never let that go but from what I saw that was not the reason. It may be hard to believe watching guys like Troublemaker and Twisted walk away but they are people like you and me and sometimes it works out for the better for them. I'd hope one day they both come back but if they don't for whatever reason thats ok too.
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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:24 PM

There was a nightmare batch that the finish literally started to bubble as soon as the plugs saw water. Definitely too bad that they are no longer made. I can't think of a swmmer I have more confidence in. Glad I have some to last me a while.



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Posted December 23 2008 - 12:37 PM

I heard otherwise to what has been posted here in this thread and if you use the search option you'll see the reasons posted a while back. I had a few of his plugs and they were great. The small Danny he made was IMO the best small danny out there. I know he had a bad batch of plugs hit the scene and yes guys here and elsewhere never let that go but from what I saw that was not the reason. It may be hard to believe watching guys like Troublemaker and Twisted walk away but they are people like you and me and sometimes it works out for the better for them. I'd hope one day they both come back but if they don't for whatever reason thats ok too.

John


Twisted is all done making plugs? I didn,t know that.



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Posted December 23 2008 - 1:13 PM

I am not sure about the reason for the guys from twisted walking away, but all I can say about them is that they used some really awesome components and spent a lot of time making each plug, even at the price point they were able to achieve, they still couldn't have been making money. just my $.02



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Posted December 23 2008 - 1:20 PM

I have been told by people "in the know" that twisted is finished as far as commercial selling goes. There have also been several post on this website from the makers saying the same. You may be able to get them to make you something if you are a friend, but that's probably it.



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Posted December 23 2008 - 1:21 PM

Twisted is all done making plugs? I didn,t know that.



That was the word after Asbury back in the spring, but you never know...


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Posted December 23 2008 - 1:35 PM

Yer right. I can think of a bunch that have gone out of production recently. Bad new for all of us really.
Troublemaker
Big Don's (at least temporarily)
Twisted
Plugcaster
Gary2
Jay1 (at least temporarily)
All great plugs.......


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