I do remember you ! When did you have the ideo for the name of our crancks, was it in 2009 ?
You sir, are correct.
Gold Knight wrote:
Nils--how about if you ask Mr Axel if WW members can come up with a name for the new crank in a given time frame? The most popular 5 names you can present to Axel--since most of his business are forum members here--i am guessing on that!
Kevin, that is a good proposal. I have just been discussing this with Axel and we indeed would like to give it a try. If you look at our name pattern it may become obvious that Axel likes to pick names from the Greek mythology (Hera, Poseidon, Artemis, Phoenix, ..), so ideally the name should fit into the same scheme -- it is not really a necessity though as can be seen with the "Nasdorowje" bottle cage; the name simply has to fit to the product, "ultralight crank" for instance would not be good enough, same with YACC or YAULCC Hammertime. Also the name must not already be reserved by any of our products nor be linked to a (well-known) product of another company (Nike won't do good either for instance).
I am currently in building our new 2010 printed catalogue, which will as well already contain the crankset, so name suggestions are definitely welcome -- but and this is the real challenge: the catalogue's deadline is next week
I'd like to catch up GoldKnight's proposal of submitting name propositions of which the 5 best ones are going to picked from (either by us or eventually even better by the WW community) to then be discussed in an internal meeting over at us at the AX facility. The "best" submission (again this is subjective) will get an AX Nasdorowje bottle cage
as well as our new AX-Lightness branded Tacx Source bottle
.Let the games begin!
I just returned back home from Axel, Rico - but indeed we have come to a decision yesterday night. It really really
is not just a flowery phrase when stating it had been a very
tough decision as both of us have been overwhelmed not only by the quantity but especially also quality of the posts. I must say I was having several favorites at the same time (also some in completely different directions/orientations) and personally some names also have been encouraging new product ideas..
So ultimately it has been a very tough call, in the end the last two finalists in our shootout have come from the same person though (the proposals had not been limited to just one) which however as well sets us in front of slight problems as said user has been sending his suggestions via mail, bit as well as PM in here on the forums. The former may have disqualified him if one would have to be strict, but the latter to us still qualifies him to being a deserved winner (as it still has been a forum contribution which is what has been asked for).
So the Oscar
goes to mike
and the crank is going to be called AX.Morpheus
in reference to Morpheus, God of dreams.
My congratulations!!! Please send me your address and I'll ship out your Nasdorowje cage as well as AX Source bottle!
I was a losing contestant
The previous post was a joke. This is not.
The AX Pythias
Like Pythias, the Pythias crank can be depended on to keep its word, perform as advertised, and get the job done, no matter the adversity.
Pythias had mind share due to my recent viewing of the Leave It To Beaver episode mentioned here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_and_Pythias
But when I win, shouldn't I get a Pythias crank, rather than a water bottle and cage?
But a good loser, giving it a go for the next time (and still waiting)
Yes, a worthy winner.
Of course, surely the AX Pythias, whatever that product might be, will be coming out not too long after the Morpheus. Remember that like Pythias, the Pythias <insert AX bicycle component here> can be depended on to keep its word, perform as advertised, and get the job done, no matter the adversity.
Edit: And like Pythias, who, despite the adversity of his ship being seized by pirates, valiantly persisted to make it back in time to spare his friend Damon's death, so too the AX Pythias valiantly persists to get its name attached to the next worthy AX bicycle component for which its qualities so clearly hit the mark.