I have spent more time than I wish to admit finding out the real story about w/b technology. I've thought about it probably way to much. I want to make sure that I'm not being influenced by marketing hype and heresay, which includes the companies I represent. My goal is when I recommend a product, I know as much of the truth as I can about it. This is a tall order when it comes to technical gear, especially when representing 7 companies! I pay attention to different folk's experiences through forums and reviews, as well as study, both in print and on the internet, published professional reviews that are non-biased. It's easy to see bias for me and I tend to disregard this info. Just the facts, please. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
I think at this point, we're not that different from eachother. Every company, big or small, is selling itself to the public and does this (or has to do this) with very bold (and often entirely) misleading claims. So I do the same thing as you: I begin to search as a madman to find out as much as possible and to find out if those claims make any sense. Sometimes they do, often they don't.
I've enjoyed our conversation and have learned much about this topic. I have new questions that I plan to ask the experts at the OR Show. Eventually I hope to be considered a person that can be relied upon as someone who knows what the @#$% he is talking about. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
I too have learned interesting things. And please, feel free to share what you've learned at the OR show because there is always more to learn.
Based on the input you've given here ove the years, I think most people already dare to relie on what you say. But it raises the stakes: getting there is the easy part, staying there is much more difficult <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
PS: not to hijack this thread but if you are at OR, try to ask the guys from MSR how the pressure regulator in the Reactor stove works. I can see it work in limiting too high pressure but not in enhancing performance in freezing temperatures (when pressure inside the gastank is low). I've tested another stove with a regulator and its effect was zero. Another one of those bold claims <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />