Getting to know Keith Studebaker..

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  1. Joe Appleby
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    Keith's a real peach.
    Maybe someone could fill me in on what's been copied so I can help
    support him with purchases in the future.
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  2. Lee Stockwell
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    Two recent upholstery tools without "jets". Nothing wrong with developing a tool without jets, but not cool to just COPY it, and to add insult to the deed, to claim "unique" benefits.

    Airpath, several details.

    Hoss, several details, which baffles me because competitors didn't need to copy them.

    more...
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  3. Charlie Lyman
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    One of the things I remember from getting to hang out with Keith was when he picked up another vendors stair tool. He held it like he was cleaning with it, shook his head in disapproval and put it down. I thought, dang, they obviously got that tool wrong.
  4. Jim Pemberton
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    I'd like to follow him around a show just to watch for his signs of approval and disapproval
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    Yea he picked up an upholstery tool (I won't say which) and without using it said what he thought might be a problem with it.

    Later when we ran the units I wanted to try it and see if indeed it had the issues Keith had pointed out. It did. :lol:
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    I personally have never met this honorable individual, Keith (to my knowledge) however, I totally agree with his thoughts below:


    Keith, I know "exactly" how that feels.

    Great post and the very best always;
    Ed Valentine
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    He's a very gracious and generous person. He once brought about ten BDCCs to a nice restaurant in Sacramento (Mikefest) and really displayed his generosity through the purchase of vast amount of wine and high end dishes. Money was no object...Good dude!
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    Keith is a great innovator who has helped our industry be more productive and profitable. Even better, he is just a good guy.
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    Several years ago I called Keith a block of wood for his in-booth social skills. He got me back with a gift of alcohol that included a lot herbs and spices, two kinds of pepper, hot sauce and, I think, steak sauce. I thought it was just payback, but Keith drank his, and mine. A manly man.


    Remember when you guys made fun of me for promoting the original Airpath? Oldies but goodies, still in everyday use.
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    :lol:

    Man that was cold! :clap:
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    Or maybe he thought you Hoser's would kick down! doah!
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    I'll keep that in mind. You may end up as one of my drunk text recipients. Not sure it would make you proud to be on my list. Although, I have been known to text photos that I've later regretted....
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