Are Smokin snowboards in financial trouble? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Are Smokin snowboards in financial trouble?

Thought I heard from a friend who is sponsored by them that they might be in pretty heavily in the red, and might not make it. Anyone else have insight here?
Nolefan2011 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 08:54 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 5,979
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 509 Post(s)
Considering they sold out of all their boards except 2 styles this year I highly doubt it. They have VERY little overhead and a lot of business. I watched them ship a prepaid order for around 500 boards this summer to Korea that was prepaid.... I didn't even know they snowboarded that much in.Korea.

I'm guessing he is a regional rider and whoever the regional Rep is sponsoring him may be the.one with the issue. Brands don't pay regionals, some(very few) regional riders get paid by regional reps.

They did recently fire a production manager for fucking up to many times.... One of the owners took over that for now though....
Argo is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Moving to the dark side...
 
Kevin137's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Drammen
Posts: 1,428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Korea has a big snowboard scene, not sure how that happened, but they are a crazy bunch for sure when it comes to snowboarding...

I expect we will see more of them in competitions in the coming years as well...

Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD


2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
2014/15 107 days


Rides

K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157 (Stolen), Flow Quantum 155
Kevin137 is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 01:53 AM
Veteran Member
 
scotty100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
I thought I read somewhere they were about to move into a bigger factory in Reno to cope with their growth? They also claim they are now #3 domestic snowboard mnfr behind Mervin and NS. The website has also been updated and looks much better than last year. All signs of growth I would think.

They do seem to be a bit of a love/hate brand. I was up in tahoe last week looking to demo their new awsym board - couple of stores who carry them up there love them, and a couple of others who don't carry them made it clear to me they pretty much hate them! Seems smokin jay is a bit of a "character"...
scotty100 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 02:15 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
binarypie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kirkwood, Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 653
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
I thought I read somewhere they were about to move into a bigger factory in Reno to cope with their growth? They also claim they are now #3 domestic snowboard mnfr behind Mervin and NS. The website has also been updated and looks much better than last year. All signs of growth I would think.

They do seem to be a bit of a love/hate brand. I was up in tahoe last week looking to demo their new awsym board - couple of stores who carry them up there love them, and a couple of others who don't carry them made it clear to me they pretty much hate them! Seems smokin jay is a bit of a "character"...
Isn't Mervin from Canada which makes them not domestic to the US?

I am a Vermonter living in California showing the locals how to keep it real!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NY Times
In Vermont authenticity is all, they do not try to keep it real, they are real.
binarypie is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 02:50 AM
Senior Member
 
rambob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: central oregon
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Mervin is from / and made in Washington state. Their ads say "made close to Canada" as a joke.
rambob is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Must be a bad rumor going around. I've wanted to try a Smokin Team for a while. Was just curious.
Nolefan2011 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 09:08 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
binarypie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kirkwood, Lake Tahoe, CA
Posts: 653
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rambob View Post
Mervin is from / and made in Washington state. Their ads say "made close to Canada" as a joke.
Ahh thanks

I am a Vermonter living in California showing the locals how to keep it real!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NY Times
In Vermont authenticity is all, they do not try to keep it real, they are real.
binarypie is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 01:02 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone that has the sense of humor to sell a "buck ferton" is ok in my book. Just wish I could afford to ride it.

Buck Ferton
scottb7 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Veteran Member
 
scotty100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
I really want to try the new awsymmetrical board. The Buck Ferton thing is getting a little old by now though...especially as they grow into a bigger company themselves...
scotty100 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome