I have to tell you about the insanity that I experienced on Monday.
We are upgrading to a Pro rig. However, before I spent the amount of money that we are about to spend I wanted to see the rig close up and look someone in the eye after our experience with our current rig's company.
I arranged what I thought would be a one hour meeting with "one of the guys" to go through the rig, answer a few option questions and define our final gear list.
Well let me tell you what I got.
I got a meeting with the THE GUY. Jack was patient, and explained not only a top level view of the system, but intricate detail of each component, manufacturing, assembly and materials.
I was convinced by users on the forums plus some individual emails with various operators that this is the choice for us, but after spending the time with the Pro team, I KNOW that this is the right choice.
The care and detail that they put into their components is amazing. The detail that you would generally not see in the components is INCREDIBLE. Most companies cut corners on the areas you don't see, however, that is not the Pro way.
I knew when Jack handed me a magnifying glass to see some of the bearings that are used in the top stage, it was just the tip of the iceberg as to what the day would hold for me.
There are not a lot of people that are as passionate as Jack is about their product. I honestly believe that if we were in a life and death business, you could call Jack at 2AM and he would take care of the issue. Jack's story is incredible of how he came to the business and you should get him to share it with you.
What Chad and Chris do with Jack to produce a rig is incredible. Their time is valuable, but yet they freely gave it to make sure that every question was more than answered and that they showed the craftsmanship that they have every right to be proud of.
I now have a new appreciation for the tools that I will use to tell a story when operating.
I joked with Jack that one thing that I think he could improve on is not keeping his passion bottled up inside. He beams as he shows off each piece of the system and tells of the way it was built and constructed. I think he would explode if he tried to keep it in.
Jack's wife Michelle was great too. She makes sure to keep everything on task, which can't be easy with such a visionary. However, Jack is quick to say, check with Michelle, I just build the rigs.
I could go on and on about what a great day it was and how much I learned, but I want to make sure that others know what a great choice they would be making with this company. In my opinion I don't think you can go wrong.
I can't wait to get my rig from them. Now, off to hock everything I own to pay for it