Photobucket is full of malware and spyware these days. I encourage any one to use imgur or other free sites without the spam involved. I have hundreds of images stuck on photobucket that are full of imbedded junk. Got to go back to hard drives to create new albums on imgur. Enjoying this thread, thanks Trap for kicking it off!
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Trap, this KD was packaged OK but I've had two bows sticking out of the box like yours. Have we've all had the experience? One was the first KSD I got. It's horrifying among other things. I got one guy to promise not to ship any bows that way again, especially vintage bows. The second guy just said I was whining and there was nothing wrong with how he packed the bow. The first was from the auction site and sellers there fear negative feedback. The second was from big classified page and sellers there face no consequences. I've gotten to the point where how a bow is packed is part of the purchase agreement, if at all possible.
OK one last post on this. Here's the 43# KD with my hand on the grip. It fits like a glove and the arrow almost shoots off my hand.
And the 50# KD grip with my hand. Quite a lot more room, it feels good but my hand can move around on it.
As Wade, Dave and others have pointed out, each of these bows was unique. Someone can make a KD replica that is like one particular KD, but then it won't be a replica of any other KDs. Or any of these old bows, huh?
OK, Brad and others. Now I've posted pics on Tradgang for the first time. At first it was fun but I don't know how to do it with Imgur, and the more I tried to do things with Photobucket the worse it got. It does take too much time.
Go to the Pow Wow and notice how many threads are devoid of pictures. There is a thread about new bows for 2017. Nearly every post should have a picture in a new bow thread. Nope. I am not the only one that has had enough. I will post my pictures on the other trad sites. Most of the guys on Tradgang are there anyway.
shandor - wwww.imgur.com is far easier to use than photobucket. i was a huge fan of the bucket when it first came out but it quickly went down the tubes when it went the social network way. it's literally impossible to use now should be avoided. if you -or anyone else- needs help with imgur, please just pm or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
brad - re: "Go to the Pow Wow and notice how many threads are devoid of pictures. There is a thread about new bows for 2017. Nearly every post should have a picture in a new bow thread. Nope. I am not the only one that has had enough. I will post my pictures on the other trad sites. Most of the guys on Tradgang are there anyway." - what have you had enuf of, trad gang or is it personal issues with your ISP or your personal ability to post images? do you find any or all of that a trad gang issue?
daryl - a friend in hawaii sent me his late aunt's bear bow to auction off in this year's st judes auction. not at all a hunter, but it might have refinish potential .. a bear polar, 66", 32#, classic 60's zebrawood riser ...
I find it rather antiquated that it takes ten or twelve steps to post a picture. I have poor internet service and it simply isn't worth spending a half hour to post a single picture. But even if I had fast internet service I would still have to go through several steps to upload a picture to another site, then retrieve it to post it on here. My choice for now is to not post photos and maybe make enough noise to get some attention. I see that you noticed.
Tradgang, I assume, is a business. The business of providing a place for like minded archers to discuss and share experiences, stories, and pictures. There are several other sites out there that are doing the same thing. And they are doing it in a convenient easy to use format. I have been hanging around here for five or six years now and have noticed a change. The change is a lack of activity. Some times there will be a post in the history and collecting forum that will go for a couple of days with no comments. It sure wasn't that way when I first started reading the posts on here. There was a vibrant conversation going on almost every day. Not any more. I think that people have found that they can go elsewhere and do what they were doing here, and do it a lot easier. Maybe I'm wrong, but there sure are a lot of familiar folks elsewhere on the internet.
There is a true wealth of information in the archives but it is mostly old stuff and it appears to me to be disappearing as accounts are closed at the photo sharing sites. I am sure that you have seen the old threads where there used to be pictures but now there is some message that the photo is not available. It would be a shame to loose that. Tradgang relying on someone else to archive photos is not a good business plan.
My point is this: Tradgang will compete or Tradgang will become irrelevant. The next move is up to the powers that be. You can kill the messenger or you can listen and figure out how to fix what needs fixing.