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08-21-2014 08:51 PM
Mizu Kuma Most Reps end up back workin in a store like they did at the start!!!!!

Just like you are now!!!!!

Reppin can get very political too, and this can unfortunately leave a somewhat bitter taste in your mouth about the very thing you love at the moment!!!!!
08-21-2014 08:32 PM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by davidapro View Post
the job pay is crappy tho. most reppin is done by the riders via social media and contests. my job there consists of a very small amount of repping but my official job there is graphic designer (for boards and clothes), video producer, and music producer and that is where the meat of the money is. like others have been saying. official reps are not as popular and usually the only reps are former pro riders who attract big names by going to big events and the companies they rep for usually arent looking for anymore just because you only need one or two to cover a whole country of events.
You obviously don't know your ass from a hole in the ground.

Also if you are the graphic designer you should fire yourself. Those are horrible.
08-21-2014 07:42 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by davidapro View Post
the troll is strong with this one
Just calling it like I see it man. Companies like yours are a dime a dozen and come and go before anyone even realize they existed. They show up here all the time. Like I said, just trying to squeeze a buck out of a logo and a motto.
08-21-2014 07:36 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Alkasquawlik View Post
Ya, you're full of shit.
He's just not letting the fake world hold him down

LOL! Just what the world needs, another "lifestyle" company trying to squeeze a buck out of a logo and a shitty motto.
08-21-2014 07:33 PM
Alkasquawlik
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Originally Posted by davidapro View Post
the job pay is crappy tho. most reppin is done by the riders via social media and contests. my job there consists of a very small amount of repping but my official job there is graphic designer (for boards and clothes), video producer, and music producer and that is where the meat of the money is. like others have been saying. official reps are not as popular and usually the only reps are former pro riders who attract big names by going to big events and the companies they rep for usually arent looking for anymore just because you only need one or two to cover a whole country of events.
Ya, you're full of shit.
08-21-2014 06:50 PM
Snow Hound I know a dude that does this. We've never really talked about work much but I assume he does alright financially. Off the top of my head he had Spy, Nixon and O'neal - last time I saw him he was riding a TRS but don't know if he reps Lib. He was pro so obviously had a ton of good contacts before he started. He's started a new snowboard brand so maybe repping wasn't cutting it anymore.
As for a snowboarding friendly job the construction industry is a good choice. I install high end AV gear. January - March are my quietest months. I just live too fucking far away from the mountains to make good use.
08-20-2014 08:04 PM
wrathfuldeity idk...but it seems like reps I've met on the hill...is like being a carney...draggin ass to the next county fair.
08-20-2014 05:29 PM
oldmate
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Flow canned all their reps for NA except for 2. It's divided by West of the Rockies and East of the Rockies. Arbor snowboards just took all their snowboard sales for Canada in house and got rid of their rep force. Burton took all big accounts in house and canned a bunch of reps.

It's 100% commission based especially when starting out. For a first year rep who more than likely will not get a good brand you're looking at maybe 10% but probably more in the 6 to 8% range. Now if you pick up a good brand and you're established you might get 15 to 18%. You might get specific marketing budgets for the region like some big brands do as well as a promo budget. Gas may even get included, but that's after you've established yourself.

Now here's the big fight you would be doing. You have to fight our own brand to make sure they don't take any of your big money accounts in house, you have to fight the shops to pay on time and order, and you have to fight the Internet as well.

Also if you love snowboarding, do not become a rep. You will say goodbye to what you love real quick.
Good advice here. I was looking at this sort of work a while ago, but shit canned it for exactly these reasons.
08-20-2014 05:00 PM
Alkasquawlik
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Also if you love snowboarding, do not become a rep. You will say goodbye to what you love real quick.
THIS.

Learned this real fucking quick.
08-20-2014 04:59 PM
shamsham
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
BA is 100% right about working in an industry that involves something you love. Your busy tines of the year tend to coincide with the times of the year when you'd be out participating.
Yea, just from working in my shop full time I garner a little hate, so I definitely hear that
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