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    Thumbs up Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Thanks to Curt and Linda, and best of luck to Peter taking it over!

    Steve

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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Congratulations, Peter!

    And thank you, Curt and Linda, for all the hard work and energy over the years helping RBW to grow and prosper.

    This forum has been an amazing resource for new divers entering the world of rebreathers, as well as a great place for honest debate among those already in the sport.

    We're proud to have been a part of helping it along over the years, and are looking forward to helping Peter move it in new exciting directions, all the while eagerly anticipating Curt's latest videos of his adventures.

    As my Italian mother would say, "Buona Fortuna" to you all!

    Kevin Juergensen
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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Unexpected but certainly understand your moving on, Curt. Retirement seems to have that effect on a lot of us, lol. Nice job, BTW.

    IMO, Peter runs an excellent operation and has a 1st class reputation. Can't think of anyone better qualified or more open-minded about CCR than Peter.

    I, for one, have continuing "Great Expectations" for RBW.
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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Congratulations to Peter for stepping up to the plate and good luck to Curt and Linda on all their future endeavors. I have heard some complaint that RBW is not what it used to be, given the "shift" towards more commercialization but as a business owner my answer is that any venture, and RBW is no exception, must generate a healthy cash flows in order to provide members or clients with better service. Over the years as we mature as a community, increasingly we demand better "service" which in our case would be demanding more and better information at a faster rate. A perfect scenario would be for the RBW site to be commercial free - so that any one BONA FIDE member, with information to share or things to say can say it without any bias but we are living in a less than perfect world and therefore a right balance must be found. The challenge here is for Peter to balance revenue stream with conventional wisdom with cutting edge, new innovative thinking so that RBW can be as relevant 20 years from now as it is today. I vote to give Peter a huge show of support (not just talking and complaining about it as more people do) and engage him and challenge him to make RBW an even better arena for all of us. If he does not measure up well we can always take him into a corner and beat him up - just kidding - if he does not measure up and before passing judgement, remember that when we point a finger at someone, three more are pointing right back at us (unless of course you are a contortionist.)

    Take away all the noise and what RBW is, is a portal with (I don't know how many tens of thousands of member) members. Take away all these members and all we will have will be a slight static sound humming in the airwaves, nothing more. Without us members RBW will be a big fat ZERO so why would Peter not be most motivated to find ways to retain us here and finding ways for us all to spend longer time on the portal on each visit? With more members exchanging better information on RBW, this will challenge manufacturers to make even better equipment sort of like a shark feeding frenzy to borrow a term from our sport. And since more and more will be showing up at our party wouldn't RBW be a platform where there will be so much energy flying around it will take our breath away? Human energy, information exchange, innovation, a sport to drool on and saving money, earning money etc etc wow, our future is looking bright indeed..........
    Felix

    PS: just to be clear I don't know Peter from Adam.

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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    thx to curt and linda ...........for the good and bad you did a great job and congrats to peter

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    Years of sucking up to Curt at Beneath-The-Sea and cadging extra t-shirts and now I have to start all over again. At the bottom! Curse you Bowen. (but good luck and God Bless)

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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Quote Originally Posted by tcascione  View Original Post
    Years of sucking up to Curt at Beneath-The-Sea and cadging extra t-shirts and now I have to start all over again. At the bottom! Curse you Bowen. (but good luck and God Bless)
    You bring up an interesting point. Time to start bugging Peter about an RBW party at BTS. Just around the corner.

    Thank you Curt and Linda for all you've done. I hope the change brings you the peace you once knew.
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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Congrats Peter! Curt, slowly shedding responsibility. Soon you will just lay around the house doing nothing whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchrds  View Original Post
    Congrats Peter! Curt, slowly shedding responsibility. Soon you will just lay around the house doing nothing whatever.
    Or watching you and Chrissy crawl through bat shit.

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    Re: RBW has a NEW OWNER

    Good luck to all... see you at BTS?

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