That is silly.
I am not going to China, Japan and Europe to ask questions I know they can't answer. They can come to this forum.
They won't. They haven't yet. I am sure Dan and USDC would like it for all the traffic in would bring to this site. Yet again, the manufacturers may never advertise on this site again.
If they thought they could refute my claims they would come to this TT forum.
They are a retailer and now a relatively local club to play TT at.
Do you really think they would attempt to answer my questions?
You know their numbers are bogus.
They know their numbers are bogus.
The numbers in the Tieffenbacher pdf were real in 1999.
You are the one that said that they can't answer the question you asked for 13 years.
I'm not sure what happened in 13 years, but from these few replies the past 2 days, you are not asking manufactures directly.
In this day and age, you could easily email, or even reach them on many social media platforms.
But if you feel, you need to go to China, or Japan, or what not, to me, that just sounds like a lame excuse.
You are using this forum alright, you should know how to use email and social media too.
And honestly speaking, other than Sanwei recently, who has time to even come to these forums? (all due respect to mods, even many mods hardly have time too)
few others tt vendors came before, and hardly stayed.
Those that visit, do it as a courtesy. Do you know how many TT forums are on this planet?
Do you think they come to forums before, because of you? Do you know Matt himself works for a TT vendor, and he hardly has times to even be on TTD any more?
Anyways, since Sanwei is here, did you go ask her any questions? This is the closest you can get with a TT vendor on TTD today.
I'm not sure what makes you feel you are so special, that others need to come look for your questions and give you answers. Normally people go out and seek answers. Back in ancient China, people travel years to find a master to get the answer, more than your 13 years too.
But since you refuse to even get one reply (Which I asked you to show me), you then make the above excuse....
Now, let me step into your shoes and help you. Should you do get 1 reply that can't back their own numbers, wouldn't that help you with your claims then?
13 years. WOW. Am I the first to tell you to go actually ask them?