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Old 01-31-2023, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ez2cDave
Certs are interesting . . . Essentially, they give vendors "permission" to sell HPR motors to certified rocketeers, thus releasing them from culpability, so they can claim that NAR or TRIPOLI told them that it was OK to sell HPR motors to someone . . . Certs also function as a "leash" on rocketeers, to both limit what motors they have access to and to force them to be members of either NAR or TRIPOLI, or have no access to HPR motors.

Regulation also does the same thing, but at a state or national level, regulating manufacturers, vendors, and consumers.

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It also does something else. With the membership in NAR/TRIPOLI you speak of, it gave our hobby strength to fight the "jack booted thugs," (Kaplow term) the BATF(E). Without the certification policy to at least show some semblance of self regulation and responsibility, and the cash flow from memberships to take it to court, the HPR side of the hobby might not even exist today.
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Old 12-03-2023, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for posting the LDRS history. Very Interesting.
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Solidly researched and well written.
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