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#10808711 - 04/30/15 09:19 AM BPS Pyramid
Mark Jones Offline
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Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1676
Can't wait to get to this place. 10 years in the making. Simply amazing.

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#10808719 - 04/30/15 09:23 AM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
Big Swimbait Online   content
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 381
Loc: Irving
After watching the build video that Dance did, I have already made plans to go this summer, around the FLW Cup in Hot Springs.

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#10808827 - 04/30/15 09:49 AM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
TdRoss Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 5350
Loc: Power Lines
Should be a fun place to take a family
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#10808996 - 04/30/15 10:38 AM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3163
Loc: Greenville, TX

I didn't realize that thing was built in 1991.

It's the old convention center that they've redone.

That Bill Dance video was pretty cool. It looks like they spared no expense.

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#10809008 - 04/30/15 10:41 AM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 24876
Loc: Weatherford
Maybe they will actually have enough light in this one to read the labels and tell what colors the plastics are..
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#10809105 - 04/30/15 11:04 AM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: JacksonBean]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7740
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean

I didn't realize that thing was built in 1991.

It's the old convention center that they've redone.

That Bill Dance video was pretty cool. It looks like they spared no expense.



Grab Ronnie and let's take a Road Trip Jackson!!

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#10809294 - 04/30/15 12:13 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: JacksonBean]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3163
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean

I didn't realize that thing was built in 1991.

It's the old convention center that they've redone.

That Bill Dance video was pretty cool. It looks like they spared no expense.




The Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers used to play there. I went to every game with my grandfather (I lived there until I was 15). My family still lives there as well. I moved to San Antonio 6 years ago. Yes it was 10 years in the making, however with the economy the way it is in Memphis, there were serious doubts that it would ever happen and they just thought of tearing it down for bare land. They finally went through with it and fiddled with it for about 5 years and from then on, they went like a house on fire and worked on it relentlessly. I must say I'm rather proud of Memphis for having the largest Bass Pro Shops in America. The one Memphis had previously was in an old Wal Mart and was REALLY small. You could be driving down the interstate and almost miss it. I'm not sure if they're keeping that or what, but they're about 25 minutes apart as the first one is further from downtown and the Pyramid is right in the middle of downtown. Downtown is right on the edge of the Mississippi River and on the other side is Arkansas. It wasn't supposed to open until later in May but they opened it early; yesterday in fact. I'll be going back to Memphis here in a few months and plan on spending some serious cash there. I'll be sure to take pics for you guys.

Tight lines.

Kyle Olson
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#10809446 - 04/30/15 01:27 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
CLedbetter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 167
Loc: DFW
I may get bashed for saying this, but I don't think the design of the exterior fits very well with the BPS theme on the inside. I still wanna go cause it looks awesome but I just think the pyramid design looks out of place for an outdoor store. Just my 2cents

With that being said, hope I can talk the wife into making a special trip up there someday.

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#10809508 - 04/30/15 01:49 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Ken A.]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3163
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean

I didn't realize that thing was built in 1991.

It's the old convention center that they've redone.

That Bill Dance video was pretty cool. It looks like they spared no expense.



Grab Ronnie and let's take a Road Trip Jackson!!




Let's do it. We can talk chemicals and teeth and write the trip off.

Now that Ron drives a BPS Ranger, we should get some sort of discount. stir

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#10809529 - 04/30/15 01:57 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1961
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Don't forget about the 28 story glass elevator inside either.

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#10809556 - 04/30/15 02:05 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
westxbass82 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 925
Loc: Midland, TX
Now I see why they charge $28+ for good Invizx!

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#10809609 - 04/30/15 02:33 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
Fins of Fury Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/16/10
Posts: 546
Loc: Myrtle Springs
That S.O.B has Illuminati written all over it...
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#10809868 - 04/30/15 04:18 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
KB1953 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2466
Thank you Tackle Warehouse! clap

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#10809934 - 04/30/15 04:52 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: KB1953]
04champ Online   content
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 5221
Originally Posted By: KB1953
Thank you Tackle Warehouse! clap


thumb

zero interest in ever stepping foot in a BPS again in my life

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#10809983 - 04/30/15 05:09 PM Re: BPS Pyramid [Re: Mark Jones]
redskeeter190 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1392
Loc: Knoxville, TN
I can see that thing when I fly over it from Knoxville to DFW.....

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