Originally Posted by Billy
Will somebody please explain the various people and what they do with regard to Rick Mayer, Rocky Mayer, Russell mayer, and Bill Mayer (who by the website appears to be the father of Rocky Mayer). What is the difference in the seats they make?
Remember the Farkle family from Laugh In?
"The Farkle Family
was a recurring skit
on the television variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
. The Farkle parents, played by Dan Rowan
and Jo Anne Worley
, both had dark-colored hair and good eyesight. Curiously, all the children had red hair and wore glasses, just like their "good friend and trusty neighbor" Ferd Berfle, played by Dick Martin
. The youngest daughter, Flicker Farkle, was played by Ruth Buzzi
The youngest was actually Sparkle, not Flicker. (Much more fun to say.) They also had the twins, Simon and Gar Farkle."
I think there was one more member of the family: Messenger 13 Farkle - but he has since disavowed any relationship with the rest of his fellow "farklers".
and reputedly DOES NOT LIKE CHROME.
I could give you a sordid history of death, jealousy, lawsuits and knock down drag out fights - but it would take up WAY too much bandwidth... and.... the last time I checked there is no Russell Mayer - but 'cha NEVER know!
Part two of your question:
Rick makes seats by dishing out the foam and replacing it with some visco foam, and at the same time builds up the outsides with a combination of urethane and visco foam. Uses off the shelf leather and vinyl. He makes great seats.
Rocky (brother to Rick and son of Bill, deceased) uses one of 3 different density dished foam molds to make your seat out of polyurethane - this was more or less inherited from Bill who designed the first truly custom seat back in the 70's. Uses off the shelf vinyl and leather. Many people report great success with his seats.
Russell - and I'm not sure who owns it now - was recently purchased. They use a spring suspension and foam to build up the seat and use fairly extreme dishing - this method was patented but the patent ran out a loooonnng time ago. Uses off the shelf vinyl and leather. I believe it was Bill Mayer who originally patented this design and sold it to Russell. Russel has a loyal following and makes excellent seats.
One thing they all have in common is the "tractor seat" shape, with Russell being the most extreme, Rick next, and Rocky less so.
There's probably a lot more history here but I think I've got it pretty well covered...
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