Posts by Ruptured Duck

    I never begrudge a man for attempting to improve himself or his situation. Wishing you the best of luck, health, and contentment in your new endeavors and please check in once in a while and let us know how your doing!

    I'm still here and working... Lets see how this all pans out. Just need to give the new job the most attention for a bit.

    where are the flip open gas caps like theses?

    Time is my problem. Did have a new and if I may say so cool fuel cover designed but not sure where it will go at this time. The biggest problem is tooling cost for any new SlingShot product. You are looking at about $45,000 in tooling (low side) just to get things rolling. Then add in the unit cost and number of units to recover cost and it just does not make sense with the number of SlingShots sold. Adapting existing products, CNC aluminum, lower cost vacuum forming or fiberglass is about the best you can do for the SlingShot if you are a small vendor.

    So here in Philadelphia, PA area there is a commercial running on tv for RCN (a cable company). They feature how high tech there system is and feature pictures of other high tech equipment including several shots of a Slingshot.

    Just moved to Kennett Square here in PA... Thursday was the closing on the house so I'm officially a Yankee now.... Damn.

    Glad to hear your news. We are building a 14 Ruby with mostly Rugged Ridge externals because of you. Keep the brilliant vision going.


    Trent and Felica

    Thanks guys. You two have been the best to Tina and I. Can't begin to thank you for the support you gave me. Because of the non-compete I will be focusing on recovery gear and winch design work. Then the Bronco for all the Jeep type products. Keep an eye on Quadratec. we have some cool plans in the works.

    I have worked with this guys for 15 years as a supplier. Have a great relationship built already. I just get to help them do more original products of their own.

    Hey Patrick, Tina, I am very happy for you and what looks to be a very positive move, It has been a total pleasure doing business both of you, Love all the goodies I have from you, Sport Top, Bag's and even my little mirror extensions which I had the pleasure of being a bit of a product tester for - - - only bummer I can think of is that any thoughts I have had of switching from the Sports Top to the quick Shade will now have to remain just thoughts. - - - oh well my loss

    Anyway thanks for the great products - Hope you love everything about your adventure and that you get ton's of riding time :00008674::00008674:

    Now we are not totally gone..... The future always holds possibilities.

    Well I need to let everyone know whats been up in the MeanSling (Bennett) world. Starting October of last year discussions with a new potential employer (Day Job) started to take place. Fast forward to now and I am happy to tell everyone that I have taken a position with Quadratec as the Senior Product Designer. After 15 years with OMIX (Rugged Ridge) it was time to move forward rather than backwards. We are officially moving to Kennett Square PA next week. Unfortunately this, combined with supplier issues during COVID-19, means that MeanSling operations need to be closed for an unknown period of time.

    Please understand that we are not gown just having to figure things out with the move and the new Job. As many know MeanSling is a two person operation (My wonderful wife Tina and myself). We have done all the work after our normal full time day jobs and have loved every moment. We love our SlingShot family and can never thank you guys enough for the support over the last 4 years.

    Really wish I could give a defined answer to when we will be back but I just can't at this time. Just stay in touch and I'm very. very ,very sorry to those looking for MeanSling accessories heading into the riding season. It truly hurts not being able to give people what they want.

    On the positive side maybe Tina and I can actually take the sling out for some riding time ourselves. 8o

    Super ATV has been very good for me looks like they make a good amount of the product they sell

    Side by Side Stuff is a reseller

    Race Drivin I just stumbled across yesterday looking for some more aggressive brake pads

    I have only been looking for Honda Talon accessories - relatively new to the SXS market I think it is the second year

    what made you go with the Honda over the Polaris or Yamaha product?

    Happy birthday buddy. Are you using the same screen name on the broncoG6 forums?

    Yes... It's hard not telling more than what I know. They are a very judgmental group. Have to just add stuff where I can and if someone gets the info than good for them. Otherwise best just to lurk for the most part.

    Sorry for the late reply guys... Very busy with a new Job and all. THANK YOU TO ALL.... Yesterday was a good day. Stayed home like the rest of the country!

    Love this one. It's actually the very reference to why I use "Ruptured Duck". I painted the nose art and about 700 plus rivets to my 1977 CJ-7 rock crawler.

    OK guys,

    I have moved to a new job and will be exploring the UTV - side by side market. I'm looking for just general info so that I better understand what its all about. This is not for my new job directly but more me asking questions to people that I know that can help me direct my focus better and where to look. Hope you guys can help a little. I do come from the off-road side of things but it has been related to Jeeps and honestly have never owned a ATV, or UTV. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    (1) There are so many UTV models available I will focus on the top two. Like automobiles how often does Polaris and Can-Am drastically change models? 4-5 years or shorter?

    (2) How long do people normally own there UTVs? I see financing running the same as cars (36 -72 months). Is it like the Slingshot where you have most that hold on to them 3-5 years then trade in or those that can get a new model every 2 years or so.

    (3) If you have a UTV what is the buzz in the market? Who is doing good and who is not? is it like Ford vs. Chevy kind of thing?

    (5) Just like SlingShots what are the must have first mods?

    (5) Like vendors here who have you done business with and what keeps you going back?

    Thanks guys.... This is NOT RELATED to MeanSling. With my new Job I am being tasked with business case studies for UTVs and the Ford Bronco.

    The truck crested a hill with too much weight on it’s ass..

    Yes, it has to do with the wrong type of receiver hitch and repetitive traveling over a given type of terrain. Similar images can be found of GMC,,'s , Ford's, and Toyotas.