Reach-iT Water Fed Poles & Products - NOTICE


#109

Maybe you could measure it the same way arrow spines are tested.

Take an arbitrary weight and set up two stationary points a few feet away from each other. Lay a pole section over the stationary points and hang the weight from the middle. Measure the deflection of each pole section and compare. Less deflection means a stiffer pole, more deflection means it’s more flexible.


#110

I seen guys stand on a pole . So take a 175 pound guy and measure the difference in each pole .


#111

Window cleaners will soon be irrelevant.


#112

Phil design that 25ft I suggested :+1:t2:


#113

My immediate reaction is: way to slit your own throats…

But on reflection: all of the really big companies target consumers in addition to professionals: Ettore, Unger, etc.

And at a certain point, you have to recognize the limitations of your market, and the (in)ability of your product to disrupt that market. The professional market is already saturated with high quality WFP’s. If you fail to blow away the competition and give yourself a less than stellar reputation, you have to move on to a different market segment.

I applaud FoC for their efforts in WFP education and innovation. Unfortunately, their products entered the market about ‘3/4’s baked’, and left in their wake a considerable number of disgruntled and vocal customers. Even if they fixed all of the issues with their poles right now and built a pole that surpassed those by Gardiner or Unger, I think it may be too late for them to recover their reputation in the professional market. I feel a little bad for them because of that.


#114

Maybe we will see Reach-IT on home shoppers network soon with their home owner wfp package.


#115

The video is a submission to a contest. They are probably just trying to prove the market potential to investors or contest judges. If not, then they really don’t understand why consumers hire professionals. It is certainly not because they can’t get the right tools to do it themselves.


#116

To be a supplier in an industry that sells through distribution, they are in a real spot given the bridge between them and the distributors has been burned. It will be hard for them to remain in business, IMHO.


#117

yes and it will be way better then the Copy It will have 70% hm 3k and ud in it .
Hope to see here on WCR this spring!


#118

I do not because it was bad to copy every thing! Then do not make real improvement just take a good design and ruin
it!


#119

Costcos been selling pure water auto detailing equipment for a while

Auto detailing really has taken a dive…


#120

That industry is the same as window cleaning…

You have fly by night, you have the DIY owner, then you have the customer that want top of the line results from a professional service.

20 years ago the auto makers were talking about making a coating for your car so you would never have to clean the exterior again… Never happened! :wink:


#121

Seems like all the preexisting WC retailers have had ample opportunity over the years to invest in marketing to “hospitals, janitorial companies and homeowners.” So, has the demand from that market segment increased or will Reach It be trying to gain additional market share?

I predict minimal impact on professional window cleaners. It just isn’t cost effective for that segment of the market to have that much capital tied up in infrequently used equipment.


#122

+1
Squeegees are cheap and Home Depot has been carrying them for years. I still don’t see many folks out cleaning their own windows in the hot sun…


#124

#125

Products can fail, shit can go wrong. I get that. I can move forward if products do not work but here is when Reach It lost me.

When they made some post of a golf ball being hit in a lake and proclaimed “we knocked it out of the park”.

If they can’t get a sports analogy correct I can’t trust them.


#126

@Chris I was really hoping that was going to be a video about that guy who is making $2400 on a 3 hour job and would put Reach-It out of business because WFPs aren’t necessary.


#127

:joy::joy::joy:


#128

I’ve seen lots of talk about Unger wfp. How is it any better than RHG products? Anyone got pros and cons?


#129

That has to be a Michael Scott comment lol