Heated discussions are, at times, a GOOD THING!
As long as we can all get along
I posted this thread because I have both a flasher and an LCR.
Not A VEX, but it works in real time and shows all the info.
I have played with both extensively during slow periods and to be 100% honest, I am able to INTERPRATE the LCR much better then the flasher! Thats not to say you flasher guys can't do as well but I am having better success with the LCR.
I do wish I lived closer and did alot of pearch, crappie and pan fishing because I would gladly take you up on the challenge of Flasher Vs. LCD/LCR and fish on the ice!
As far as History Vs. real time, I can't argue this because it does take a moment for the LCR to print a picture I can see. The point is the picture I CAN see is one I can interprate because it is not a bunch of lines that are here now and then gone. My picture remains till the end of the march accross the screen.
As I stated above, this is all a matter of taste and what you learned on, if you are not willing to give new technology a try then I suspect you will miss what is being offered.
I had a vexilar flasher back in the early 1980s on my boat. Then Lowrance offered paper graphs and then all the big MFGs offered LCD/LCRs and they have all made great advancements in technology.
Some of us get stuck in "WHAT WE KNOW" and others move forward and hope others know a bit more.
For those of you who love your flashers, I say, ENJOY!
For those of us who enjoy learning new ideas and new gadgets I
am with you and who knows what next season will bring.
I can't wait to try them all but I also know there is a learning curve we must get past to operate the new fangled gear.
I refuse to get stuck in the ice or frozen in time and if you look at the electronics of the Vex units you will see they have not changed in years. Packaging aside!
I do expect some hate mail but ask yourself this question, If everyone just gives up and settles on the fact that Vexilar Flashers are at the top of the game and it can't get better, why should any other company even try???
Meanwhile, there are alot of companies out here making advancements in gear because they know there will be a market.
I am in and enjoying it.