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Old 06-16-2020, 06:59 PM
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Default Minn Kota Release on June 29th

So I got an email. What do you guys know about the new product release on June 29th?
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joining the brushless game.
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Their IG post looks similar to a power pole.



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Probably releasing their Power Pole knockoff called Raptor.



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Makes sense, I believe Power Pole's patent is up or will be soon. I hope PP can survive with these bigger companies making knockoffs, great company with customer service second to none.
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Pretty lame unless there is some serious innovation. Power Pole already owns this market and deservedly so. I would have been more excited about a brushless saltwater motor.
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Originally Posted by BiloxiGuy View Post
Makes sense, I believe Power Pole's patent is up or will be soon. I hope PP can survive with these bigger companies making knockoffs, great company with customer service second to none.
why would there patent be up?
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
why would there patent be up?
Looks like they filed their patent in 1999 so it may be up already.

But let the competition start, will force Power Pole to stay great to their customers and maybe drop prices a little. And if Minn Kota can add some high tech wizardry that actually makes a meaningful impact then it pushes innovation to the benefit of us??
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The bass boat forums seem to think it is the Raptor release and not the brushless trolling motor.
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It's so weird to me that they would make another shallow water anchor. This is basically them admitting that the Power Pole is superior to the Talon.
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Originally Posted by novabasstoon View Post
Looks like they filed their patent in 1999 so it may be up already.

But let the competition start, will force Power Pole to stay great to their customers and maybe drop prices a little. And if Minn Kota can add some high tech wizardry that actually makes a meaningful impact then it pushes innovation to the benefit of us??
i get that part! i dint realize a patent only lasted 20 years!
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Originally Posted by BTL View Post
This is basically them admitting that the Power Pole is superior to the Talon.
Well, it is. It's not like not admitting it was going to help business, and they are probably tired of the warranty costs on the Talon.
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Originally Posted by BTL View Post
It's so weird to me that they would make another shallow water anchor. This is basically them admitting that the Power Pole is superior to the Talon.
well you can throw the towel in on a product or try and ride it to the grave, kinda like etec!

have a friend that had a PP issue, they overnighted him the parts and he was able to use the boat the next day. something like the talon, that is not happening! its just to complicated.
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Originally Posted by briclark904 View Post
Pretty lame unless there is some serious innovation. Power Pole already owns this market and deservedly so. I would have been more excited about a brushless saltwater motor.
Probably just a redesign for price and/or reliability. How much innovation can be applied to a stick in the mud?
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Originally Posted by scott_gunn View Post
Probably just a redesign for price and/or reliability. How much innovation can be applied to a stick in the mud?
Probably has more to do with a bean counter saying they can get xyz sales from simple brand loyalty. Build a similar product, slap your brand on it and instant sales. Once Mercury puts their logo on the G2’s they’ll fly off the shelves.

I’m guilty of this with cereal - I buy Fruit Loops for the kids out of pure brainless brand loyalty instead of the Fruity O’s or whatever generic is next to it, even though same exact everything but $1 cheaper.
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Any news when they are going brushless?? One would think THEY would have come up with it 1st..
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https://bassanglermag.com/minn-kota-...-water-anchor/
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Originally Posted by novabasstoon View Post
The links not working for me 😢
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Originally Posted by Smokeyr67 View Post
The links not working for me 😢
Maybe they got ahead of the release date and MK had them pull it?

Here are some of the pictures:


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