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Old 07-25-2010, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought this would have shown up here by now. It might be time to boycott these guys. A letter from an lawyer should have been sent after the first "not going to pay you" reply...

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The thing that sucks, is that some snowboarder probably created that company with the best of intentions, its gotten global and hes had to hire people and the original concept is no longer there.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I cant boycott something Ive never patronized in the first place haha...

Kass created the company but probably doesnt meddle too much in the day to day anymore ... he just keeps cashing checks from the swoosh. the problem with grenade is no different then what burton went through .. they hired an industry outsider to run the company. The problem is that these people dont understand the culture or our sport, the lifestyle portion of it, and too many times they run the business as a pure numbers crunching profit driven machine. Skaters snowboarders bmxers etc we dont like that, we want our companies to maintain that link to the core beliefs of our sports. You can stay true and still make money.

my current homepage story is a brief and humorous view of the topic. Angry said he was writing a piece and I assume it will be a more thought out attack then what Ive posted...
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, can't say that I have purchased anything of theres and am definitely not going too now.

I wonder how many people have viewed Chris' email trail and decided to email the people at Grenade stating there displeasure.

Nice picture on your site. We can only ponder what Angrysnowboarder comes up with.
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as it happens I was in the same resort in Europe at the same time the Grenade guy is referring to in one of his emails. I met several Grenade guys, as well as Kass and the other pro who were being were filmed for their reality show on fuel tv. everyone concerned was partying pretty hard, on free booze, surrounded by a flock of not unattractive girls. they had a section of the bar roped off as a VIP area even though there was hardly any other people in the bar. this hardly makes them endearing given that at the same time their company was trying to ass-fuck that photographer out of his due (it doesn't matter if they know the details or not - the ultimate responsibility is with the person who hired the asshole in the first place). i'd say the photographer should sting them proper!
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dude, everyone in snowboarding knows that Grenade are BY FAR the WORST gloves you can buy. you're better off buying some no-name crap from SportMart than Grenade.
if you want to get holes in your gloves, have wet gloves, and cold hands, then Grenade is the way to go.
I can't even begin to describe how much respect I have lost for Danny Kass - a guy that promotes himself as "for the people" "anti-corporate" "punk" and all that shit, but really just fuckin cashes the cheques even if his product is crap. I don't blame him though, I would probably do the same... or else you're just another boarder eating Kraft Dinner every day.

And they really need to pay CM for that shot. I'd actually rather see that go to court, just to expose that douche who's running Grenade these days.

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The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive Joseph Condorelli and the Sinking Grenade Ship Grenades pretty much done
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I don't think Grenade is done ,well, maybe the Grenade-snowboarding side is done. But, I actually think this won't really do that much damage to Grenade. I mean they recently put thier stuff in PacSun and stores like that. They are branching out to a whole new market. I would imagine that they are gaining more customers then they are losing right now.
I am in no way agreeing with what Grenade is doing/did.


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It was actually about you using dismissive instead of submissive. But nevermind.
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what's the contraction of are not? aren't. deal with it.
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I thought it was a good article. This whole mess really shows the quality of grenade. At least people will always buy their stickers to put on their 4-Runner
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I wonder where that "grenade army is so cool!" guy is now... haha
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