FOR MANTELMOUNT, THE CHALLENGERS ARE FEW – BUT THEY’RE OUT THERE
When it comes to pulldown mounts for flatscreen televisions, we simply don’t have any competition; it’s not bragging, it’s just fact. As we’ve pointed out in previous blogs, only a few mounts are even capable of vertical movement. And of those, none has the range of features that MantelMount has.
The truth is, although we reign supreme in the world of flatscreen TV mounts, we do have some serious competition in the larger mount universe:
Mount Everest. At 29,029 feet, Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain, the one that all others mountains wish they could be. Almost 7,000 climbs have been made to the summit of this 60-million-year-old behemoth by over 4000 climbers, with close to 300 deaths. Many local names still exist for this behemoth, including Chomolungma in Tibet (“Mother Goddess of the Universe”) and Sagarmatha in Nepal (Goddess of the Sky”). Listen, we know we’ve got a great mount, but nobody’s calling us goddess of anything.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial features 60-foot-high heads of four U.S. presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. The memorial was created to represent the first 130 of American history. These four presidents were selected because of “their role in preserving the republic and expanding its territory.” This impressive display was conceived by sculptor Gutzon Borglun and carved with assistance from his son and 400 workers; the entire project took 14 years, from 1927 to 1941. (Our one advantage: it will not take 14 years to install a MantelMount unit).
Anson Mount. Born February 25, 1973, Anson Mount is a well-known (and in our opinion, very good) American actor. He portrayed the fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC Western drama series, Hell on Wheels. He was also cast in the role of Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC Series Conviction. He appeared in the popular thrillers Straw Dogs (2011) and Non-Stop (2014). He was recently cast as the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in the upcoming series Marvel’s Inhumans, a show we intend to watch religiously (at the proper viewing angle, of course).
The Royal Mounties. World-renowned for their bravery, tradition, and spiffy uniforms, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the official Canadian National Police Service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. It is unique because it is a National, Federal, Provincial and Municipal policing body all rolled into one. The RCMP is responsible for the capture of some of the world’s most notorious criminals and has been glamorized in all forms of media, including movies, books, and televisions shows. If one of our units gets stolen anywhere in Canada, the RCMP will find it; after all, as the saying goes, “They Always Get Their Man(telMount).”
Matching up against the other flatscreen television mounts in the marketplace is not a particularly tough challenge for us. But as you can see, there are some other impressive mounts out there that can give us a run for our money.