People don't realize that Niels doesn't seem like the "huge billion dollar company" type.When ordering the Heusinkfelds I didn´t think about that, but it makes perfect sense.
In the german Simracing Forum there are reports from small " manufacturers" ( which should be called copyists) who sell simplified Heusinkfeld "clones".
They buyers have problems with the shipping process as the sellers don´t have a system which is tied into the parcel delivery systems.
They "simplifications" fail as they are not engineered by professionals and not tested to exacting standarts.
My Sprints cost double the money but are backed by a professional engineering company with excellent costumer service.
This company has been around for years now and does know what they are doing.
They have theyr own propietary software which allows a lot of adjustment and the use of profiles for different cars/tracks.
They just work!!
( what I didn´t know up front: the turnaround time between ordering and delivery was 28 hours from The Netherlands to Germany!!)
worth the money? At least for me. definetely yes!!
If he could sell Sprints at a cheaper price, and maintain their quality and standards, I'm sure he would. But they did the math and even with the ramped up logistics system and simplified electronics and components, that's the price they charge to pay for manufacturing and be able to employee engineers, sales staff, support staff and still at least give him a salary worth doing this for.
If you have a high quality pedal set, with good electronics, good engineering and you're selling them at half the price of Sprints... I wonder where you cut costs. And most customers won't know.
Those BJ Sim GT "HE Ultimate cosplay" pedals look amazing... And I was super tempted to buy them, but I had no idea what a support request would be like since I have no idea how many employees they have. PT2 pedals? Chris doesn't make them anymore. It's what, one person handling RMA/support tickets?