Well I did get some a week ago, but have not used them yet. I have flocked my BF head using Black Widow Flocking 2 years ago. So I can compare them intially. The BWF goes on a bit thicker from what I can tell as the GHG heads appear to have a thinner/smoother layer of flocking. The GHG cheek patch is 2 shades of white off. I heard that GHG is aware of this and next year they are going to use bright white instead of what I consider a cream white on the 04 that picked up. As for the acid test--time will tell, I'll post up in a few months as how they hold up compared to BWF as I did 21 BF heads this summer so can compare side by side. ALso the GHG heads for BFs there are 3 different head positions-ever so slightly different from each other. Considering it costs about $2 to flock a head and you can buy them for $25 for 6 heads. Some guys will be using the extra heads to paint white and use them as Blue heads for the spring S&B season.
Just remember with any flocked head-you do need to take precautions if you want to keeep them looking good as flocking does scuff and rub. Either remove the heads from the body and store seperately when traveling or put a knee high nylon sock over the head to help protect it.
And as why GHG is making after market decoy heads to improve a competitors product when they are a prime producer is beyond me. I can understand a Co like NAPA making after market auto products--but this is like Ford making Chevy parts to improve Chevy.... Huh???:? Anyways, they are making them for whatever reason.
I would say that GHG is making the ready flocked heads because out of eight posters, four guys have already bought them or know someone who has bought them, another one or two is looking into them. Why isn't Bigfoot offering flocked heads either aftermarket or standard is the question. Wouldn't you really have Bigfoot company flocked heads to replace them with?
I just read yesterday on another site where a guy had a bunch of 04s and the paint is chipping/rubbing off as well as the flocking and legs falling apart after a trip to CA. Man I was hoping they had solved the paint bond issues...
I picked up some GHG fullbodies this weekend and had a hell of a time getting one of them put together. I then noticed that all of the feet and bodies have either A, B, or just a blank space on them. Well, problem was that I had two A's, 1 blank, and 3 B's. If this is how all of the boxes are being sold then it is obviously the problem people are having with getting the feet on.
I bought a dozen GHG fullbodies about a month ago, and had no problems assembling them. I used them twice during the early season, and the paint is still flawless, the heads are perfect (thanks to the use of some old socks over the heads when not in use), and I plan on buying more.
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