Ordered a pair last Thursday and they arrived on Monday. Just had a chance to play around with them last night...very nice. Seriously, they are pretty much a work of art with superb craftmanship that is so cool.
The versatality of the adjustment system is mind boggling. So many positions can be done to allow for all types of holds.
More simply said; these are stunning in appearance and also in design.
It's not the view of a woman's rear that is offensive to some, but the *suggestion* that a woman's purpose is limited to her usefulness as a sexual object.
NOT that I object to the video. My tagline for ClimbAddict Chalkbags was originally "They're not looking at your a$$ - It's your chalkbag! Of course, I never did a photo shoot of cute butts walking down the trails with a swinging sashay of the chalkbags....though I probably would have if I'd had the budget.
But - If I named my product G-Strings, I'd run it and more. I'd have contests asking people to post themselves doing climbing workouts in a G-tring. I'd make a video of oldschool dudes being shown these new workout tools, skoffing at the idea that the youngsters can't just get out and climb....being cajoled into trying them out....showing the dudes gripping, and then panning down to well-honed shoulders and arms and lower backs and what....looks like - NO! They're NOT going to show an old dude's butt in a thong??? NO!!!... and then just before that, a fade to black from the image with a fade in of the G-String product/logo with some snappy tagline that ties is the idea of using imagination(as the grips can be used in many ways imaginable).
On the other hand, I would never have named my product a term that had sexual connotations. I find it sort of declasse. But that's just me - it works for plenty of others.
But it seems to me that the OP has reached the point in the road where he has to decide how to proceed. Is he going to work the angle that seemed a good idea at the start but walks the line of exploitation? GoDaddy does it - uses the play on words with "hot spokeswomen" to market the service. They seem to get a lot of attention. Both positive and negative....
Or is he going to avoid the conflict?
Or - is he going to use the video as a short-term exposure tool...umm, like is happening in this thread? Well - he picked the right audience for that!
This post should be on every page of this thread for it's intelligent summary. Thanks happi.