Snowmobile's "First Look: FAST's New Sled"

Snowmobile's "First Look: FAST's New Sled"

Post by Brad Canfiel » Fri, 24 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I got a copy of SNOWMOBILE in the mail today and on the front cover
> in big bold print is FIRST LOOK: FAST's New Sled.  I quickly started
> looking though the mag trying to find the pictures... afterall they
> have been hard to come by.  I went clear through the rag and
> nothing.  Then through again and still nothing.  So I resorted to
> looking in the index... page 16 it says.  Must have a couple of
> pages stuck together.  Turn to page 16.  What the hell, FAST's
> new sled looks like the Mini Z???  No, that is the Mini Z.  Surely
> on the next page.  Flip to page 18........

> Attention SNOWMOBILE, "Look" means see something.  Sure,
> I can look at the words, but First Look means you got pictures.
> Every other rag has published the same "addicle".  Dang
> disappointing to say the least.

> Dan "box stock" Canfield

> ******************************************
> "If the speed doesn't kill you the cost
> of the parts will"
> ******************************************

Exactly!  I did the same double take.  Why have a cover story that you
forget to put in your magazine?  Just goes to re-enforce the idea
floating around here that the magazine guys would like to scoop news
from the industry, but they just can't seem to get the story (other than
some sales brochure).  I guess they meant look at the picture for your
first look.

Brad

 
 
 

Snowmobile's "First Look: FAST's New Sled"

Post by mx » Sat, 25 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


>> I got a copy of SNOWMOBILE in the mail today and on the front cover
>> in big bold print is FIRST LOOK: FAST's New Sled.  I quickly started
>> looking though the mag trying to find the pictures... afterall they
>> have been hard to come by.  I went clear through the rag and
>> nothing.  Then through again and still nothing.  So I resorted to
>> looking in the index... page 16 it says.  Must have a couple of
>> pages stuck together.  Turn to page 16.  What the hell, FAST's
>> new sled looks like the Mini Z???  No, that is the Mini Z.  Surely
>> on the next page.  Flip to page 18........

>> Attention SNOWMOBILE, "Look" means see something.  Sure,
>> I can look at the words, but First Look means you got pictures.
>> Every other rag has published the same "addicle".  Dang
>> disappointing to say the least.

>> Dan "box stock" Canfield

>> ******************************************
>> "If the speed doesn't kill you the cost
>> of the parts will"
>> ******************************************

>Exactly!  I did the same double take.  Why have a cover story that you
>forget to put in your magazine?  Just goes to re-enforce the idea
>floating around here that the magazine guys would like to scoop news
>from the industry, but they just can't seem to get the story (other than
>some sales brochure).  I guess they meant look at the picture for your
>first look.

>Brad

        DITTO! "Sneak Peek" implies that there is something to
look at.  At that point I made up my mind that this is NOT a
magazine I will subscribe too. Everything it has already been
published in a another magazine and is old news.

Steve LaMunion
Sledheads meet on IRC DALnet #snowmobile

 
 
 

Snowmobile's "First Look: FAST's New Sled"

Post by Michael Har » Sat, 25 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>    DITTO! "Sneak Peek" implies that there is something to
> look at.  At that point I made up my mind that this is NOT a
> magazine I will subscribe too. Everything it has already been
> published in a another magazine and is old news.

> Steve LaMunion
> Sledheads meet on IRC DALnet #snowmobile

Wait a second I thought the duct tape article was actually somewhat of a
change for the Prusak staff.

Don't get me wrong, It actually was real info...  short sweet and to the
point without advertiser influence. Sure it's old for some of us but it's
articles *like* that I don't mind seeing. If they had 5 of those in each
mag it might be worth buying. Of course after 2 issues they'd have to get
out and ride to come up with any more material. :-)

Michael

 
 
 

Snowmobile's "First Look: FAST's New Sled"

Post by Michael Har » Sat, 25 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hey guys, as far as the current mags are concerned, do what I do.  Find a
local
>  bookstore or supermarket that handles them, stand in the aisle for 10
>  minutes-and read them!  That's about all the time you need to realize
you're
>  glad you didn't subscribe!

I'd do that but the local periodical distributors have stopped stocking the
sled mags period. Only one that ever sees the shelves around this area is
SnowGoer's first issue. Could it be that nobody really buys them???

This BTW is SE Wisconsin which does have a good sledding population!

Michael