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Meet the ‘snowpreneur’ taking on the big guns

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Hunter, May 23, 2018.

  1. Harry James

    Harry James Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good call out. check the site now as it's been updated with a guide for pants.
     
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  2. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. CR500

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    I make a point of buying only Australian made clothes (as in actually made here) to support local manufacturing. Would it be possible to do the same thing with snow gear? Might save some of the hassles with dealing with China.
     
  4. danw

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    So massive grave dig but i've been looking for some cheap shell pants - just came across the guys in this thread
    https://drifa.com/products/andean-snowboard-pants

    Seems very cheap but ticks the boxes for a cheap shell pant i think. Anyone ever try their stuff?
    I assume with the prices so low they are going out of business?
     
  5. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didn't screenshot it, but noticed ads on FB for Drifa 20k shells for $99 earlier today.
     
  6. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. danw

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    yeah they seem a reasonable jacket as well. What are your thoughts? I saw the FB ad as well.
     
  8. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bid sad reading this again.
    Rip Hunter....

    And it's not nice seeing a business fail.
     
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  9. danw

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    Sorry if i missed something there Donzah? Did the owner pass away?
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No. The OP of this thread.
    Was a long time contributor to this forum
     
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  11. danw

    danw Hard Yards

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    ah, not good. Sorry to bring it up then.
     
  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's fine. No worries!
     
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  13. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've just bought a pair of pants, worth the $75 delivered for 20/20k pants.
     
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  14. danw

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    i just grabbed a set as well
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    did we all know this?
     
  16. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Me too
     
  17. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I must have missed the yellow and black skintight tartan option...
     
  18. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh how I wish ;)
     
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  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  21. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep the Buller forum is definitely missing him.
     
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    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    One person I really wished i'd met and had a beer with.
     
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  23. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pants just arrived and look and feel terrific.
    With 20k breathability and waterproof should handle everything well.
    Cant wait to give a proper try up the hill.

    Highly recommend for those looking for new gear.
    Come in a funky bag too which will come in handy
     
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  24. danw

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    Mine arrived as well. I ended up getting the shell jacket to match. Looks really good, especially for the price.
     
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  25. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, I doubt this will be my last purchase.
    Looks like high quality stuff and a awesome price.
    Nice to support a local business as well.
     
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  26. Chaeron

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    Agreed - mine came too & happy with the result
     
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  27. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I also picked up the 20K shell jacket and got the down jacket for my son - value for money.

    Does anyone know if they’re closing up shop & remaindering or continuing to trade with some lines....by the looks of it the former.

    Their tech. additions come across as fiddly rather than a critical point of difference and would have pushed up the cost base.

    Nonetheless some good IP in these designs.

    A good outcome would be the founder selling the brand and IP to a larger entity...
     
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  28. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve never had hip or tail protection and have never really wanted it but figure they are great tech at the price point in high quality gear.
     
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  29. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sadly that sort of discount looks like they’re just trying to recoup their costs and move on. Softgoods is a tough gig, maybe it’s just how I’m programmed but we certainly have our moments in comparison to hardgoods which we’re really good at.
     
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  30. Donzah

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    100%

    It's a fire sale.
    It's sad AF

    Unfortunately I've seen it happen too much.
     
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  31. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Customer service was very good.
    A good chance to pick up a bargain
     
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  32. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    @CarveMan - I reckon you’d more than turn a profit on your “Go Light” T-shirt range - leverage the street cool value of that brand!! .... bespoke collector’s edition in a limited double black espresso freshly ground ripper release..
     
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  33. CR500

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    If only it wasn't made in bloody China or would support his business.
     
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  34. D.PAN

    D.PAN Early Days

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    What just happened to Catalyst? Closing down? Sorry I have been out of the loop.