Windshield Repair Olympics

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by screenman » October 20th, 2010, 11:39 am

Brian, thanks for that it sheds some light on the competition. As you can imagine from an outsiders point of view it is hard to understand how a repair with air left in it could win the competition, maybe they need to change the time frame. Do they make the damages wet? I feel pressure on most repairs and I have done a lot of demonstrations in my time, I feel my repairs might stand up but my approach and professionalism might be lacking in ever direction.

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by SGT » October 20th, 2010, 5:52 pm

screenman wrote:Brian, thanks for that it sheds some light on the competition. As you can imagine from an outsiders point of view it is hard to understand how a repair with air left in it could win the competition, maybe they need to change the time frame. Do they make the damages wet? I feel pressure on most repairs and I have done a lot of demonstrations in my time, I feel my repairs might stand up but my approach and professionalism might be lacking in ever direction.
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You know I think the time they give is fair but more certainly would be better. May take a certain element of excitement away from the contest though. You ask if there was wet damage and I did not experience any. Each year had a different twist. You just never know what you will face. One thing that I herd that I do not agree with is each competitor being judged on different breaks. In my opinion every competitor should be judged on the same elements in every area being judged.

I know that nixquax was nice enough to post his opinion and I have no doubt he knows what he looked at but the judges are professionals and I hope they scored the repairs accordingly in conjunction with the other areas. My second time was still a pressure cooker but I felt more confident in the contest environment. I was done first in both heats and even had perfect score but It was not that my skills repair skills got better but I was more relaxed becuase I knew what the contest was like. I do not want this to become about me any more than my examples help paint a picture. My time to shine has come and gone and i must step aside. Maybe we can get the new group of winners and contestants to share the experience.
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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by rtclaus » October 22nd, 2010, 9:58 am

Congrats to all that competed.

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by DryStar » October 22nd, 2010, 12:29 pm

I personally, would like to see the 3 finalist be judged in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). Apply some moisture, rain-ex or other hydro treatment on the shields and see how they handle it. Then have them present themselves not to the judges but instead to a customer that has no understanding of windshield repair. Isn't that what 90% of us deal with daily. Let the uneducated consumer decide who provided them with the best presentation and quality repair, not some possibly bias judge.

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by Dr.Chipster » October 22nd, 2010, 8:51 pm

DryStar wrote:I personally, would like to see the 3 finalist be judged in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). Apply some moisture, rain-ex or other hydro treatment on the shields and see how they handle it. Then have them present themselves not to the judges but instead to a customer that has no understanding of windshield repair. Isn't that what 90% of us deal with daily. Let the uneducated consumer decide who provided them with the best presentation and quality repair, not some possibly bias judge.
Not a bad Idea DryStar

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by Frank EU » October 23rd, 2010, 12:00 am

By bringing in the sales part, you are limiting the options for any foreign participants. And although you have a valid point, sales are important, this should be mainly about the technical aspects ie: how the repair is being performed and the quality of the work/end result.

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2011

Post by Brent Deines » July 13th, 2011, 2:32 pm

The rules for the 2011 Windshield Repair Olympics as well as the prizes score sheet and other information were announced on Glassbytes today.
http://www.glassbytes.com/newswro20110713.htm
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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by DryStar » July 13th, 2011, 3:04 pm

I would only wish Belron/Safelite would enter into this competition. They claim to be the best against any of us but have never competed one on one with any independent. Latest advertisement http://www.glassbytes.com/newsSafelite20110712.htm

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Re: Windshield Repair Olympics 2010

Post by clearquest » July 14th, 2011, 5:36 am

The more they advertise, the more my sales go up! They are doing us a great favor by promoting wsr! I keep having more and more customers who see their ads and call us! I hope their ad campaigns are long term. Great for my business!

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