Where's Hendrik?
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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: ULAZ on 07/21/2013 14:06:47 MDT Print View

I sent him my paypal info for a refund.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: ULAZ on 07/21/2013 14:13:16 MDT Print View

Thanks Link. I did too.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ULAZ on 07/21/2013 14:49:13 MDT Print View

"I for one don't accept the excuses Hendrik claims. Many of us in the same time period balanced busy jobs, growing families and building extensions to our homes. We know what we have and are committing too."

I am not giving Hendrik a "pass Go Free" card. I can be pretty vocal and irk people with my opinions -- as has already been pointed out in this thread.

Aside from the moral and ethical issues at hand, I can't be too critical as I did not donate to the cause. So I won't directly pass judgement on this particular issue. To be honest, I wasn't that interested in the content to begin with.

It is a shame that there has been a lot of public criticism of the ULA2Z and it appears the first response or offer to reimburse money just occurred.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ULAZ on 07/27/2013 10:16:07 MDT Print View

He deposited my refund into my paypal account yesterday.

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
Where is Hendrik when not buying new expensive gear and going climbing on 07/30/2013 03:44:33 MDT Print View

UPDATE:

Hendrik emailed this today:

Hei everyone!

Here's the latest with the production of Ultralight A-Z.

In case you missed the previous mention, this project is running late. I underestimated how long this would take and it's still going to be a while before the last episode launches. I'm concentrating on making this series the best I can and my impression is that the vast majority of you support this. If any of you find this unacceptable, message me and we'll work it out. I want everyone happy. My priority is for this to be as good as I can make it, and that's going to take lots of time, much more than I could have imagined when I started working on this.
I'm currently spending a lot of my time doing client work to make ends meet. This slows - but not stops - progress, but is unavoidable.
Backers who get a T-Shirt should check their Inbox for a Survey Email. DVDs will follow when the series is done.
Below is a still from one of the coming Episodes, which will conclude the kitchen and stoves segment. Then it's two more Episodes and the free-for-all version will launch, which will be very exciting!

As always, I appreciate your support & your patience.

/hendrik"


Running late is untrue.. 2 years behind this week after being funded is the truth.

He was making videos before launch and had costed his time in to film each episode. So he was paid to make them. He had the funds and time.

Still no sorry to the BPL members here. No I will sort the missing episodes already made and address the questions. Nothing, all he does is jet off to outdoor shows, get more gear and ignore the questions.

Seems a case of no priority and this email update is poor as he has stated on his update to finish by the end of August.Hendriks new claim

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Update on 07/30/2013 05:51:37 MDT Print View

An Update has been posted to the MLIFE Forum about the series, including links to all previous Episodes.

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
Re: Update on 07/30/2013 07:13:26 MDT Print View

So what happened to all the money and the finish by August deadline?

Backers have a right to know and not just MFL forum members.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Where's Hendrik? on 07/30/2013 08:32:53 MDT Print View

Hendrik posted an update to all his Kickstarter backers last evening. I for one am totally happy with the speed at which Hendrik has been releasing these. He may have promised a faster delivery date but honestly if they were coming out much faster I'd probably not have watched them all yet.

Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ULAZ on 07/30/2013 09:45:26 MDT Print View

I think Hendrik works for Big Sky... : O

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
More questions than answers from Hendrik on 08/10/2013 02:39:31 MDT Print View

Interesting update Hendrik.

You tell us the videos take a long time to film and make. Then post a still photo from a recent episode you claim to be making.

Yet I note the photo seems to be the same scene from a recent climbing trip you took


H1
H2

(all photos are by Hendrik Morkel)

Trip report

http://hikinginfinland.com/2013/07/climbing-at-havukallio.html

You say you were climbing 10h a day. Tired and socialising with others in the evening. Yet you managed to make more videos.

So were you being truthful on this claim to have been out filming more A-Z videos?

Where you being truthful in the claim they take up lots of your time to make? Seems odd if you now can make them while out climbing doing 10h days

What really is happening Hendrik? Seems more questions than answers.

Edited by rye1966 on 08/10/2013 02:45:26 MDT.

Richard Scruggs
(JRScruggs) - MLife

Locale: Oregon
The Leader Never Falls on 08/10/2013 02:53:36 MDT Print View

Martin, thanks for the link to Hendrik's climbing article.

This comment by Hendrick in his article caught my attention -- "I learned that it’s not bad to fall on lead."

More than 40 years ago, when I was trying to learn to climb, by mentor told me that the number one rule for leading is this: "The leader never falls."

Now it's seems to be different. Falling is OK, even by the leader.

Corollary to that must be that failure is not bad. And that's progress?

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: The Leader Never Falls on 08/10/2013 04:43:54 MDT Print View

"More than 40 years ago, when I was trying to learn to climb, by mentor told me that the number one rule for leading is this: "The leader never falls.""

Key to that is 40 years ago. Ropes, harnesses, protection pieces, belay devices are much muuuuch better now.

when that "rule" came out people were leading on goldline or hemp rope, placing pitons and doing a hip belay. So falling was not a good option since it was far less safe. Now you have nice dynamic ropes, good trad gear, comfortable/supportive harnesses and belay devices that make catches much easier.

still, today you need to know when a fall will be ok or not. there are still "no fall" zones where you could deck, hit something, pull a less than stellar placement etc.

I still have not taken a fall on trad gear but have taken plenty on bolts, i'd like to keep it that way.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: More questions than answers from Hendrik on 08/10/2013 09:27:51 MDT Print View

Thought this was kinda cheesy.

"Ken,

refund sent. I appreciate your support and am sorry that I am not faster in producing the Episodes. No DVD, though you stay on the list to watch the series. I'd appreciate if you don't go around telling that I issue refunds, there's enough talk about the project as is.

Have a nice weekend,


/hendrik"



Like my Mom would say, You made that bed...

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
Re: Re: More questions than answers from Hendrik on 08/10/2013 09:38:25 MDT Print View

Ken yet more breathtaking arrogance from Hendrik. He should have said he would make it up to you. Have a DVD on me and sorry I failed, broke promise after promise. How he will get a full account of monies spent out in the public domain, and give a proven breakdown of film time and efforts to make more episodes.

Not: "I'd appreciate if you don't go around telling that I issue refunds, there's enough talk about the project as is" - unreal yet again from Hendrik.

Thanks for sharing the facts. I refused his offer to refund way back as he was seeking to deflect my questions. I wont allow him that.

rOg w
(rOg_w) - F - M

Locale: rogwilmers.wordpress
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Edited by rOg_w on 09/08/2013 18:01:20 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: The Leader Never Falls on 08/10/2013 18:29:42 MDT Print View

"Corollary to that must be that failure is not bad. And that's progress?"

It must be a Finnish cultural thing.

--B.G.--

rOg w
(rOg_w) - F - M

Locale: rogwilmers.wordpress
deleted on 08/10/2013 18:40:17 MDT Print View

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Edited by rOg_w on 09/08/2013 18:01:52 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: More questions. on 08/10/2013 18:59:22 MDT Print View

Should I feel dirty?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: The Leader Never Falls on 08/10/2013 20:43:18 MDT Print View

Bob,

I think Hendrik is German.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
hendrik on 08/10/2013 21:56:26 MDT Print View

Hmmm Bob. Let's get that thinking cap on. Does Hendrik Morkel seem like a Finnish name?

He's half Dutch / half German, apparently.

(Though he could use a healthy dose of sisu to get on with fulfilling his promises and commitments.)



p.s. Ken, I'd broadcast that refund offer to The Four Winds.

Edited by DaveT on 08/10/2013 22:03:25 MDT.