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10/11/2018 4:58 pm  

mervin drinks bong water

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10/11/2018 7:16 pm  
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...there clearly isn't a whale tail on the graphic. Maybe that's a second?

pretty sure it’s referring to the kick of the tail. 

maybe putting it in italics will work:

...there clearly isn't a whale tail on the graphic. Maybe that's a second?

 


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11/11/2018 2:02 am  
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mervin drinks bong water

I've spent a little bit of time out on the peninsula near Sequim. I'm pretty sure that you're right about that - but I'm not sure that it's a bad thing...


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11/11/2018 6:17 am  

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11/11/2018 9:13 am  
Posted by: matty
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mervin drinks bong water

I've spent a little bit of time out on the peninsula near Sequim. I'm pretty sure that you're right about that - but I'm not sure that it's a bad thing...

I've always found it curious that a snowboard company (I know they do surf and ski as well) would be based in sequim where - afaik - there's no ski hills? Do you have to go back across the sound to shred at a resort? There's something at hurricane ridge right?

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11/11/2018 9:18 am  

why would they be based right in front of a "ski" hill? it would probably make more sense to be based in an area that supports doing business cost effectively.

for a while there most snowboard companies (or brands, if you millennials prefer) were based on the beach in SoCal. and no they weren't making boardshorts and surfboards.


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11/11/2018 11:07 am  

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11/11/2018 11:12 am  
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Posted by: coleslawed
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...there clearly isn't a whale tail on the graphic. Maybe that's a second?

pretty sure it’s referring to the kick of the tail. 

maybe putting it in italics will work:

...there clearly isn't a whale tail on the graphic. Maybe that's a second?

 

Lol, I prob should've been clearer also. Is there anything unique about this "whale tail" design?

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11/11/2018 1:27 pm  
Posted by: drjcv

why would they be based right in front of a "ski" hill? it would probably make more sense to be based in an area that supports doing business cost effectively.

for a while there most snowboard companies (or brands, if you millennials prefer) were based on the beach in SoCal. and no they weren't making boardshorts and surfboards.

Of course not right near a hill, but if I was building a snowboard company I would certainly want to make it so I had very quick access to riding. More so asking what is out that way to ride, than criticising location selection. The process to get from sequim to Baker or Snoqualmie would be a nightmare afaik

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11/11/2018 2:44 pm  
Posted by: Mr. Irrelevant
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why would they be based right in front of a "ski" hill? it would probably make more sense to be based in an area that supports doing business cost effectively.

for a while there most snowboard companies (or brands, if you millennials prefer) were based on the beach in SoCal. and no they weren't making boardshorts and surfboards.

Of course not right near a hill, but if I was building a snowboard company I would certainly want to make it so I had very quick access to riding. More so asking what is out that way to ride, than criticising location selection. The process to get from sequim to Baker or Snoqualmie would be a nightmare afaik

They ride at Hurricane Ridge and tour the Olympics all the time. Plenty of epic riding right next door.


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11/11/2018 2:45 pm  

I think there is backcountry access not too far from the factory. It’s not “right there,” but probably still considered local. They also have surf right in the area, and obviously endless skateboarding. Sequim is a cool little place.

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11/11/2018 4:46 pm  
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I think there is backcountry access not too far from the factory. It’s not “right there,” but probably still considered local. They also have surf right in the area, and obviously endless skateboarding. Sequim is a cool little place.

For sure, not doubting that. I loved the bit I saw of that area.  And thats exactly why I pointed out the surfing aspect as well. 

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11/11/2018 6:11 pm  

I grew up going there every summer to visit my grandma, whose house had a distant view of the ocean near some surfing. I skated the oooold DIY park that was in a church parking lot, and then got to skate the cement one right after they opened it. I was only ~12 at the time, but still found some features I could skate. I could live there if not for lack of direct chairlift access...


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12/11/2018 12:20 pm  
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Posted by: drjcv

why would they be based right in front of a "ski" hill? it would probably make more sense to be based in an area that supports doing business cost effectively.

for a while there most snowboard companies (or brands, if you millennials prefer) were based on the beach in SoCal. and no they weren't making boardshorts and surfboards.

Of course not right near a hill, but if I was building a snowboard company I would certainly want to make it so I had very quick access to riding. More so asking what is out that way to ride, than criticising location selection. The process to get from sequim to Baker or Snoqualmie would be a nightmare afaik

They ride at Hurricane Ridge and tour the Olympics all the time. Plenty of epic riding right next door.

I believe that they also still have business offices here in Seattle, and a bunch of people involved with Mervin/Gnu/Lib/Roxy live on the Seattle side of Puget Sound. I believe that Pete Saari has a Winter home next to Hyak/Summit East up at Snoqualmie (at least that's what the rumors are). A laundry list of the who's who of Lib/Gnu past and present riders and employees show up at all of our local snowboard events and can be seen riding the local resorts. I've been to three movie premiers and a gallery show so far this season and have seen Austen Sweetin, Robin VanGyn, Krush, Jamie Lynn, Barrett Christy, Temple and Matt Cummins, Jesse Burtner, etc.

As for the value of having R&D and manufacturing facilities close to the hill, both Burton and Capita have touted their locations close to ski hills in their marketing narratives as being important to their process of developing and testing their gear. Mervin, Ride, and K2 all do extensive testing of their gear on local hills. I believed that to be common knowledge. Sure, it's becoming more and more common for manufacturing to be done in places far from where the gear is used, but I think that the utility of having testing locations close to where design/R&D occurs is well established.


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12/11/2018 2:02 pm  

thanks for the insight @matty! its great how rad this place can be when people actually offer up useful information 

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