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Old 03-16-2010, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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They used to be known for building some quality decks, a couple of my friends used to love theirs. Where did they go?
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They're still around but not nearly as big as they used to be. They lost their team to Endeavor Snowboards (another Vancouver company that makes some of the best boards out there) and their manufacturing capacity took a major hit when their factory closed. They are also trying to restructure and get some investors. A few buddies and I thought about approaching them about a deal last year but we decided to start an IT company instead.
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I'm surprised at that, how did they lose the factory?
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I'm surprised at that, how did they lose the factory?
Factory went down when the loonie went up up up. Cost of Materials became too expensive for them.
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good times for canadian consumers = bad times for canadian manufacturers
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i rode an option influence. It was an excellent board. Option was a solid companuy
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They spent too much investing in the technical break through of Flincerts and not enough on actual functional tech.
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WTF were flincerts?
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WTF were flincerts?
A very stupid idea that didn't catch on at SIA last year. It was to make your topsheet more customizable.
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i called that stickers....
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