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16/01/2019 2:31 pm  

@lilteichmonster Stuuuuuuuuu (not sure of the appropriate number of u's, ether) is now working as part of evo's buying team, specifically with snowboards. He was formally at the Seattle location as a retail manager. He's also written copy for the website, organized art gallery shows and movie premiers, has been tapped to be an evo staff concierge for a couple of the Niseko evotrips, and he has a hand in their social media stuff. If the shop dude you spoke with doesn't know who he is, ask to speak to a manager.

As far as I am concerned, Gentems and Mosses are $1k+ snowboards that aren't like other boards. If a retailer wants to sell them, then setting up demo days is a smart sales strategy. Otherwise, they're expecting consumers to buy weird, expensive boards without any ability to tell if it's something that they're gonna enjoy. Not many of us are going to take that risk.

Evo touts their "great eight" core values ( https://www.evo.com/info/the_great_eight) as their guiding principles and the foundation of their efforts to be a unique player in this retail space. Challenge the people at evo Denver to live up to their own value system and the benchmarks being set by their peers in Seattle. Don't be subtle cool guy. Be the guy who has high expectations and who sincerely invites evo to step up to the plate. If they do, reward them with loyalty and buy stuff there. If you're not serious about potentially buying a Gentem or a Moss, it may not be appropriate to ask for the opportunity to demo one for free. I'm not sure about the Gentem demo, but I've been told that about three quarters of us who went to the Moss demo ended up buying a Moss from evo. I know for sure that I did and four of my friends did.

Also, for me, if I worked at evo Denver, I would be STOKED to hear that we may be able to do demos like this. At both the Gentem demo and the Moss demo, Stuuu and another dude or two from the shop, along with brand reps, were right there riding the boards with us. People were stoked and had a blast. Some of us, including Stuuu and a couple of dudes from the shop, have had multiple parties (including a pig roast) since then. We got to ride with a bunch of Japanese pro snowboarders and snowboard filmmakers. Seriously rad stuff!


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10/02/2019 8:57 am  

Gentemstick XY owners, agree with this? Sounds like a fun ride either way and Rusutsu looks insane. Next winter plan is to finally exp Japow, this place looks awesome.

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10/02/2019 10:36 am  
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Gentemstick XY owners, agree with this? Sounds like a fun ride either way and Rusutsu looks insane. Next winter plan is to finally exp Japow, this place looks awesome.

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10/02/2019 11:39 am  
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Gentemstick XY owners, agree with this? Sounds like a fun ride either way and Rusutsu looks insane. Next winter plan is to finally exp Japow, this place looks awesome.

Best tree runs of my life.  3 mountains and 2 are just totally perfectly spaced trees.


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10/02/2019 4:54 pm  

Rusutsu is EPIC. By far the best riding of my life too. 

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10/02/2019 4:58 pm  

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I finally have got my Mantaray 156. It’s beautiful.

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10/02/2019 5:31 pm  
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I finally have got my Mantaray 156. It’s beautiful.

Damn, she sure is.

And loll for a sec thought the reflection was part of the graphic 😅. Dan Bilzerian doppel? Hah

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10/02/2019 5:38 pm  
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I finally have got my Mantaray 156. It’s beautiful.

Nice leg m8...nicer ride

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10/02/2019 11:08 pm  
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I finally have got my Mantaray 156. It’s beautiful.

Nice leg m8...nicer ride

Haha yeah it’s fricken hot in Aus! 

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