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I think that is more an indictment of the limitations of forums to reach folks than it is of the users of the forums not showing sufficient appreciation for the sponsorships.

Give the people a like and share button.  They will use it.  Social media is just easier.  Forum software is old and clunky.


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The WS yak donation got 10 replies...but still....

Basically crickets.  :smt005

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=81589.0

I was not going to donate this year for just that reason. I ended up with just barely enough funds left in my budget to go ahead and donate again. It does not matter to me what happens to the kayak after it is won. The winner can use it, sell it, or burn it, I don't care. I just want Wildy to know that the donation was worth it in terms of advertising the brand. Last year and this year I really did not see much from anyone about any of the prizes. I would rather donate a kayak to PIF or HOW. That is much more worth it in my opinion for advertising. Sorry to rant, but this was brought up as a sponsor thing in previous post and I am a sponsor so I figured I would tell you all how I feel.
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The WS yak donation got 10 replies...but still....

Basically crickets.  :smt005

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=81589.0

I was not going to donate this year for just that reason. I ended up with just barely enough funds left in my budget to go ahead and donate again. It does not matter to me what happens to the kayak after it is won. The winner can use it, sell it, or burn it, I don't care. I just want Wildy to know that the donation was worth it in terms of advertising the brand. Last year and this year I really did not see much from anyone about any of the prizes. I would rather donate a kayak to PIF or HOW. That is much more worth it in my opinion for advertising. Sorry to rant, but this was brought up as a sponsor thing in previous post and I am a sponsor so I figured I would tell you all how I feel.

Itís surprising and unfortunate more excitement was not expressed. I think that Wilderness Systems makes some of the best kayaks out there.  The thresher and tarpon are probably my favorite paddle kayaks.  Thank you RacinRob for the donation.  Whoever wins will have a sweet new ride!


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The WS yak donation got 10 replies...but still....

Basically crickets.  :smt005

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=81589.0

I was not going to donate this year for just that reason. I ended up with just barely enough funds left in my budget to go ahead and donate again. It does not matter to me what happens to the kayak after it is won. The winner can use it, sell it, or burn it, I don't care. I just want Wildy to know that the donation was worth it in terms of advertising the brand. Last year and this year I really did not see much from anyone about any of the prizes. I would rather donate a kayak to PIF or HOW. That is much more worth it in my opinion for advertising. Sorry to rant, but this was brought up as a sponsor thing in previous post and I am a sponsor so I figured I would tell you all how I feel.

I really like the idea of a WS Thresher with the modular helix motor and I will hype the hell out of it all over the internet and on the water. Tell the sponsors about me  :smt044

I personally prefer forums over social media. Big thank you to all the sponsors, moderators, and forum members who coordinate and contribute to DOTY and AOTY.


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If this could be incorporated into social media the following would be much better. I'm personally fairly new to the forum (maybe a year now) and I really haven't seen much of anything related to AOTY. Just now seeing the tab and was looking into it to see what the prizing etc. was.

Cool to hear that you guys have sponsors as reluctant as they may be for a competition that goes under the radar. Seems like you could always fund a prize pool out of the entrance fee even if it was more minor then a high end kayak, something like a nice paddle could work if you ever lost sponsorship.

Anyways I look forward to following AOTY this year now that I have found out about it, might even enter but as a recent college graduate with loans due soon $40 seems like a lot atm hahaha fml.


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The WS yak donation got 10 replies...but still....i

Basically crickets.  :smt005

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=81589.0

People are numb to it, a kayak is expected now at EVERY event.
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