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Title: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on June 16, 2018, 01:43:04 AM
of wknd, on new company out of fa camp


Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on June 16, 2018, 02:04:47 AM
Canadian TM? Nah man. I only believe Euro Tmís
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: BALARGUE on June 16, 2018, 02:42:58 AM
that's sad, wknd was so nice with him on
like the cherry on the cake
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: pabloalvarado on June 16, 2018, 02:43:02 AM
http://wkndbrand.com/team/

Nice update of the team page WKND, great shop too !
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on June 16, 2018, 03:08:05 AM
http://wkndbrand.com/team/

Nice update of the team page WKND, great shop too !


they are a small brand
they canít afford not to sell his boards
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: REGS on June 16, 2018, 06:13:05 AM
I'll be pretty gutted if this is true. He's WKND's ace in the hole. 
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Pabst on June 16, 2018, 06:51:34 AM
I'll be pretty gutted if this is true. He's WKND's ace in the hole.

For reals. If true then the rest of the team will actually have to skate for once.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: figureitout on June 16, 2018, 07:54:31 AM
I'll be pretty gutted if this is true. He's WKND's ace in the hole.

For reals. If true then the rest of the team will actually have to skate for once.

they skate bud, this is fake news big guy.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: euro tm on June 16, 2018, 12:39:15 PM
Canadian TM? Nah man. I only believe Euro Tmís

preach. fuck off guy
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on June 16, 2018, 02:34:32 PM
Sounds true, people were talking about it in the photos/videos thread
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: roba on June 16, 2018, 03:22:23 PM
i could see it but i hope it's not true
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Sold Out on June 16, 2018, 03:58:52 PM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on June 16, 2018, 05:20:41 PM
feels like the proof i've seen so far is referencing another thread where the proof there was referencing another thread, etc etc. feels weird to me that they would do an update to the website right before he was leaving.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: straight on June 16, 2018, 05:29:32 PM
confirmed.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on June 16, 2018, 05:56:25 PM
feels like the proof i've seen so far is referencing another thread where the proof there was referencing another thread, etc etc. feels weird to me that they would do an update to the website right before he was leaving.


they have to sell the boards they had already made prior to him quitting
makes perfect sense
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on June 17, 2018, 01:42:48 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Pappy Jones on June 17, 2018, 02:14:59 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Szechuan on June 17, 2018, 02:55:22 AM
I'll be pretty gutted if this is true. He's WKND's ace in the hole.

For reals. If true then the rest of the team will actually have to skate for once.

they skate bud, this is fake news big guy.
Yeah Christian Maloofs sick new part dropped like last week..
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on June 17, 2018, 04:12:48 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd


Agree 1000%.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on June 17, 2018, 04:22:08 AM
funeral home skateboards is happening
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: heritage on June 17, 2018, 05:46:22 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd


Agree 1000%.

funeral home skateboards is happening

It might be good to start, but it's going to get silly. Similar path of Scarecrow. It started off sick but just ridiculous.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: figureitout on June 17, 2018, 07:08:00 AM
You may recall on Austyn's episode of The Bunt (the best pod in skateboarding) he says something to the effect of " You know what's not cool, any new board company from this day forward, enough already" paraphrasing. That and the site update should put this thread to rest. Now lets just get WNTR over to WKND
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on June 17, 2018, 07:13:28 AM
You may recall on Austyn's episode of The Bunt (the best pod in skateboarding) he says something to the effect of " You know what's not cool, any new board company from this day forward, enough already" paraphrasing. That and the site update should put this thread to rest. Now lets just get WNTR over to WKND


what do you propose a small company does with a riders board/stock if they quit prior to the drop?

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Alan on June 17, 2018, 07:17:44 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.

Isn't Shane's company only Aussie dudes?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on June 17, 2018, 07:24:09 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.

Isn't Shane's company only Aussie dudes?


All I know is this.



http://www.instagram.com/p/BkEPq3qBhUx/?hl=en&taken-by=shanejoneill
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 17, 2018, 07:34:00 AM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.

Isn't Shane's company only Aussie dudes?


All I know is this.



http://www.instagram.com/p/BkEPq3qBhUx/?hl=en&taken-by=shanejoneill

The machines no longer need us :/
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on July 25, 2018, 07:43:03 AM
seen riding a fa/hockey board in nyc with strobeck
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Jared on July 25, 2018, 07:57:39 AM
Canít believe heís of Echo Park Skateboards.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on July 25, 2018, 08:16:03 AM
Why can't he go back to Habitat already together with Louie and Jake?
Louie would be a great fit on there and if they would make decent graphics again they would be killing it again.

Do we really need another company?
Let alone another FA one... I like FA alot though.

And it's not that my opinion matters :-)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 25, 2018, 08:28:37 AM
Why can't he go back to Habitat already together with Louie and Jake?
Louie would be a great fit on there and if they would make decent graphics again they would be killing it again.

Do we really need another company?
Let alone another FA one... I like FA alot though.

And it's not that my opinion matters :-)

I'd rather a new cool one than keeping all the shitty old ones.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: GershonSweaty on July 25, 2018, 08:30:52 AM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it ?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 08:37:12 AM
riding for the Funeral Home probably pays well if its out of the FA camp. WKND probably doesnt.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: StabMasterArson on July 25, 2018, 08:44:44 AM
https://www.instagram.com/funeralhomeskateboards/

It looks like our dude Pine might be on as well.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on July 25, 2018, 08:49:14 AM
riding for the Funeral Home probably pays well if its out of the FA camp. WKND probably doesnt.

don't think thats going to be the actual name, it's a place holder until they have an actual name





Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 09:00:54 AM
They have a Trademark on the name. why would they spend time and money on a place holder. If you are starting a brand, first you need to think of a name that you can use, one that isnt already trademarked. Then you need to protect your brand by trademarking your name so you dont get sued down the road. Funeral Home is the name. nobody would waste their time on trademarks otherwise.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on July 25, 2018, 09:08:26 AM
seen riding a fa/hockey board in nyc with strobeck
pictures ?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 09:31:50 AM
A company called funeral home having any ties to Dylan seems weird to me
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 09:44:14 AM
The only tie to Dylan is that Dill is starting the company. its a pretty loose connection there. From here on out should every move dill makes take into account that Dylan rode for FA and how it reflects upon his legacy? no.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on July 25, 2018, 10:00:47 AM
The only tie to Dylan is that Dill is starting the company. its a pretty loose connection there. From here on out should every move dill makes take into account that Dylan rode for FA and how it reflects upon his legacy? no.
Dill is supposedly starting a company with Austyn Gillette, 2 of Dylan's close friends. It's not hard to see how someone could make that connection but I agree it doesn't really affect Dylan's legacy or anything like that.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: micky682 on July 25, 2018, 10:10:36 AM
Are we sure itís not gonna be called just Funeral and funeral home would be the official trademark like how Toy Machineís official name is Toy Machine bloodsucking corporation. 
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 10:11:07 AM
i agree that it doesnt affect dylan at all its just weird to me to think of riders and companies (austyn/dill/fa) that were so close with him and the word funeral. im not saying there is anything wrong with it. just makes me feel sad.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: GAY on July 25, 2018, 10:16:19 AM
Canít believe heís of Echo Park Skateboards.

This is quite astute.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: oyolar on July 25, 2018, 10:50:27 AM
Why can't he go back to Habitat already together with Louie and Jake?
Louie would be a great fit on there and if they would make decent graphics again they would be killing it again.

Do we really need another company?
Let alone another FA one... I like FA alot though.

And it's not that my opinion matters :-)

I'd rather a new cool one than keeping all the shitty old ones.

I think this is the key step that skating is currently forgetting.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Xen on July 25, 2018, 10:57:40 AM
RE: left over decks.I’d print over his name but maybe that’s bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

Also, Austyn is too fucking good for WKND, bro co or not.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: cheetahsheets on July 25, 2018, 11:04:26 AM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

I honestly want to know what planet you are living on with saying that FA/hockey boards arenít making the dent they were supposed to. Every shop Iíve been in over the last two years has been selling those like crazy. One shop I went to even sold all 20 boards they got in from them that single day within four hours. Maybe you live in an area that isnít populated with hipsters🤔? I thought hipsters had moved everywhere these days tho in the states.

Edit: Quasi and polar are kicking ass as well.

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: redux on July 25, 2018, 11:12:26 AM
Canít believe heís of Echo Park Skateboards.

This is quite astute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFcRRKqcaEI
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Crap on July 25, 2018, 11:14:44 AM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
I have to think FA/Hockey are doing exactly as well as they hoped. The main brand has the word 'fuck' in the name - I think they knew moms wouldn't be buying an FA for their 8 year old's first board. They seem to have a very good idea who they're marketing to (mainly kids that buy Supreme, whether they skate or not), and it worked. I know they're not a Slap favourite, but they have a great team; both in terms of skaters who are hot right now, and big/nostalgic names. I'm sure they don't sell as many boards as Primitive, but I'm not sure anyone else does either, including big distros. I think FA/Hockey are probably as relevant and as popular right now as you could expect a board brand to be in 2018.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: h00man on July 25, 2018, 11:15:16 AM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

I honestly want to know what planet you are living on with saying that FA/hockey boards arenít making the dent they were supposed to. Every shop Iíve been in over the last two years has been selling those like crazy. One shop I went to even sold all 20 boards they got in from them that single day within four hours. Maybe you live in an area that isnít populated with hipsters🤔? I thought hipsters had moved everywhere these days tho in the states.

Edit: Quasi and polar are kicking ass as well.

FA/Hockey are the hottest selling boards right now. Anyone who disagrees must have a local shop that doesnt sell it.

I don't ride FA/Hockey boards, but it isnt hard to see that kids eat that shit up.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 11:20:56 AM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

I honestly want to know what planet you are living on with saying that FA/hockey boards arenít making the dent they were supposed to. Every shop Iíve been in over the last two years has been selling those like crazy. One shop I went to even sold all 20 boards they got in from them that single day within four hours. Maybe you live in an area that isnít populated with hipsters🤔? I thought hipsters had moved everywhere these days tho in the states.

Edit: Quasi and polar are kicking ass as well.

FA/Hockey are the hottest selling boards right now. Anyone who disagrees must have a local shop that doesnt sell it.

I don't ride FA/Hockey boards, but it isnt hard to see that kids eat that shit up.

im really curious what the current prestige tier brands are these days. like what are the "best/coolest" deck companies to ride for.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ChiefSQueff on July 25, 2018, 11:21:47 AM
Austin isn't leaving wknd. He is part owner. He hates dill. I hate him too
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on July 25, 2018, 11:25:19 AM
i still just don't think this is true. He was skating WKND boards on the recent HUF trip, and in all his recent clips he's put out.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 11:43:54 AM
A company called funeral home having any ties to Dylan seems weird to me

Lol youre over thinking this.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: tuque on July 25, 2018, 11:54:44 AM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 11:58:58 AM
A company called funeral home having any ties to Dylan seems weird to me

Lol youre over thinking this.

forgive me, im still really messed up over kotr not having make out challenges anymore and its messing with my thinking.
Title: Re: austyn off wknd
Post by: opinionated bastard on July 25, 2018, 12:03:15 PM
Austin isn't leaving wknd. He is part owner. He hates dill. I hate him too

He is not part owner. This is confirmed, he gone.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: dudeonthecouch on July 25, 2018, 12:04:58 PM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark

pretty sure David Clark is riding for AllTimers
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shark tits on July 25, 2018, 12:05:29 PM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

I honestly want to know what planet you are living on with saying that FA/hockey boards arenít making the dent they were supposed to. Every shop Iíve been in over the last two years has been selling those like crazy. One shop I went to even sold all 20 boards they got in from them that single day within four hours. Maybe you live in an area that isnít populated with hipsters🤔? I thought hipsters had moved everywhere these days tho in the states.

Edit: Quasi and polar are kicking ass as well.

FA/Hockey are the hottest selling boards right now. Anyone who disagrees must have a local shop that doesnt sell it.

I don't ride FA/Hockey boards, but it isnt hard to see that kids eat that shit up.
do you travel? it's easy to think that where you are is the whole world then you go to another state, cans and bottles aren't worth a nickel, you don't have to dial area code for local calls and the guardrails and trees are different.
i don't look at anyone's board, don't know or care what kids are riding but i see lots of DLX at my local shop. i wouldn't assume the rest of the country is on DLX as a result.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: opinionated bastard on July 25, 2018, 12:06:55 PM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark

pretty sure David Clark is riding for AllTimers

rides for no one
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on July 25, 2018, 12:07:23 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 12:08:07 PM
Austin isn't leaving wknd. He is part owner. He hates dill. I hate him too

Haha Dill made some jabs at wknd for using similar ideas, never knew austyn hated dill tho
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 12:09:45 PM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark

pretty sure David Clark is riding for AllTimers

Pretty sure he has a board on politic no?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: opinionated bastard on July 25, 2018, 12:13:47 PM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark

pretty sure David Clark is riding for AllTimers

Pretty sure he has a board on politic no?

rides4nobody
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 12:15:12 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: heckler on July 25, 2018, 12:15:37 PM
Austyn always seemed a bit too pretentious for WKND anyway.  Hope this frees up a spot for David Clark

pretty sure David Clark is riding for AllTimers

Pretty sure he has a board on politic no?

rides4nobody
He's working his way up the Alltimers ladder.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on July 25, 2018, 12:28:10 PM
still no picture of Austyn with an FA board
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: oyolar on July 25, 2018, 12:30:39 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I'm pretty sure I've seen FA and Hockey stuff in Labor and/or KCDC.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 12:37:25 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I'm pretty sure I've seen FA and Hockey stuff in Labor and/or KCDC.
Im pretty sure everyone in NY would hate FA if they thought they are so exclusive that they didnt sell to any other NY shops. Labor most def gets FA decks. Labor gets all the cool stuff all the time. FA would be wack as hell if the excluded Labor from their shop list. If I had a brand and was so lucky to pick what shops the decks go to, I would put Labor on the list for sure.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: cloudy on July 25, 2018, 12:38:06 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

and "pushing the pricing."

"At 35th Ave, Dave Waite has a handful of boards above $50...I'll use Fucking Awesome as an example, we charge $55 for their boards and no one has said anything. In some ways it is pushing the pricing."

http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-price-of-a-deck (http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-price-of-a-deck)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 25, 2018, 12:50:56 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

and "pushing the pricing."

"At 35th Ave, Dave Waite has a handful of boards above $50...I'll use Fucking Awesome as an example, we charge $55 for their boards and no one has said anything. In some ways it is pushing the pricing."

http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-price-of-a-deck (http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-price-of-a-deck)

I'm crossing streams with another topic but notice how nobody cares when they don't stare you in the eyes and tell you you're a piece of shit along with the price increase?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on July 25, 2018, 01:07:44 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I'm pretty sure I've seen FA and Hockey stuff in Labor and/or KCDC.
They should, and Labor has every other exclusive brand, but I'm pretty sure the only other shops with accounts in the tri-state are NJ, Travel, and Alumni. I heard that about a year ago from somebody that has correspondence with their rep and I can't find any FA/Hockey product on the Labor/KCDC IGs. A few shops around here have been caught backdooring it though *coughcoughClassiccoughcough*
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 01:29:27 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 25, 2018, 01:43:34 PM
RE: left over decks.Iíd print over his name but maybe thatís bad form.

Dill really is following the Rocco business model right ?

A new brand maybe means better with us than with someone else.

Can anyone tell me how Kevin Terpenning gets away with it?

If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.

None of these new 'small' brands have been able to get passed cult followings and position themselves as a force to be reckoned with other than Primitive (largely due to already being an established brand and, of course, Prod) in the face of the big 4 Distro house and their brands. 

Quasi, WKND, Ilse, Polar, Scumco, Magenta, Killing Floor, Northern Co., etc., aren't majorly successful, but continue to sell and have a following...and arguably some of them are past their prime...it's like stacking clips on instagram...oh look, something new and shiny, wknd who?

Fading but clinging to life brands like Zero, Toy, DGK, Skate Mafia, Plan B, FLip, Slave, Habitat, AWS might as well be dumped into that cult following group as well, but at the bottom of the list. Somehow they survive the popularity contest. How many of your buddies ride a DGK or Plan B board?

Brands like #s, Skate Mental, Pizza, Max Allure, SVORN, Bianca Chandon, whatever didn't make a dent...

In order to be a player, you need the backing of shoe money, your own money (Birdhouse), bean old influential pro with cash and some other older pros (e.g., FA) or you need to pool multiple teams under one roof and go distro to survive the long game and not have a day job.

The Boss has got it right (and it seems Crail might be trying it again) AMs, young kids sell product to the young kids "hey that kid is my age, I wanna be like them" so they GROW UP WITH THEM and follow them, no young kid at the skatepark gives a fuck about Dill footy. Hell, I'd rather watch Kader rip than Dill.

Also, Austyn is too fucking good for WKND, bro co or not.
The most successful new brand is probably Palace and that brand is majorly successful. Which is somehow ignored in your post. Its only been with major distribution to get product distributed in the United States.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on July 25, 2018, 01:48:38 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I'm pretty sure I've seen FA and Hockey stuff in Labor and/or KCDC.
They should, and Labor has every other exclusive brand, but I'm pretty sure the only other shops with accounts in the tri-state are NJ, Travel, and Alumni. I heard that about a year ago from somebody that has correspondence with their rep and I can't find any FA/Hockey product on the Labor/KCDC IGs. A few shops around here have been caught backdooring it though *coughcoughClassiccoughcough*

NJ Skateshop in New Brunswick has carried Hockey in recent months.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 25, 2018, 01:57:56 PM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd
I would guess one of the AMs will be Jamal Gibbs. Should also try to get Mason Silva on.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Xen on July 25, 2018, 02:17:06 PM

The most successful new brand is probably Palace and that brand is majorly successful. Which is somehow ignored in your post. Its only been with major distribution to get product distributed in the United States.

I don't disagree with you on their success but also I don't consider Palace new, still going after what, 7-8 years? Hardly considered a startup in this industry.

To the other posts about FA success as a designed-to-be-bourgeois brand sure, they're doing it and Dill/AVEare making money and good for them, they found their niche but maybe we're (I'm) talking about the same thing here: Core brands (DLX, BakeBros)  vs Bro Brands (No.Co, WKND) vs Bourgeois brands (Palace, FA, Chandon).

Also, people buy (and actually where) shit like this for $100?:
https://fuckingawesomestore.com/collections/frontpage/products/cut-outs-work-pants-khaki-black

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 25, 2018, 02:34:32 PM

The most successful new brand is probably Palace and that brand is majorly successful. Which is somehow ignored in your post. Its only been with major distribution to get product distributed in the United States.

I don't consider Palace new.
Well, its still a massive brand outside the big 4 distro's you talk about, and is newer than brands like Skate Mental, and was launched around the same time as Polar.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DCLOVE on July 25, 2018, 03:02:20 PM

The most successful new brand is probably Palace and that brand is majorly successful. Which is somehow ignored in your post. Its only been with major distribution to get product distributed in the United States.

I don't consider Palace new.
Well, its still a massive brand outside the big 4 distro's you talk about, and is newer than brands like Skate Mental, and was launched around the same time as Polar.
polar is that old? Skate mental is about 10 years old . I remember kids wearing those uzi does it shirts back in high school.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: sid vicious on July 25, 2018, 03:06:36 PM
joining forces with shane?!  :P
First thing that popped into my head!


Seem like two dudes who wouldn't vibe/don't hang out but I could still see it happening.
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd


Agree 1000%.

Another FA brand is exactly whatís needed......would you prefer another brand like enjoi, almost, darkstar, Santa Cruz, element, flip, blind?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Watson on July 25, 2018, 03:12:09 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.

None of this is actually true at all. I run a shop and we sell the stuff online and everyone knows and no one cares.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 03:20:47 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.

None of this is actually true at all. I run a shop and we sell the stuff online and everyone knows and no one cares.

I get the vibe they closed your account for having that attitude so now youre gonna continue selling whatever gear you have of theirs online. Or maybe daniel shimizu hasnt figured it out yet and will eventually just close your account without telling you lol.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Watson on July 25, 2018, 03:31:09 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.

None of this is actually true at all. I run a shop and we sell the stuff online and everyone knows and no one cares.

I get the vibe they closed your account for having that attitude so now youre gonna continue selling whatever gear you have of theirs online. Or maybe daniel shimizu hasnt figured it out yet and will eventually just close your account without telling you lol.

No.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 03:34:57 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.

None of this is actually true at all. I run a shop and we sell the stuff online and everyone knows and no one cares.

while it might not be true for your shop it was definitely true for others. ill go digging through instagram posts if you really doubt it. i was trying to get a certain thing and saw it mentioned time and time again on different shops feeds.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Coolhats on July 25, 2018, 03:53:02 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

its definitely clothing too. whenever that drop came out with the HOCKEY sweater it sold out on the FA site pretty fast so i started looking online and not seeing it. then on instagram i would see shops post pics of it saying it came in with the drop and people in the comments would ask why it wasnt showing up on their online store. they would then reply that they couldnt sell online anymore but to DM them.

None of this is actually true at all. I run a shop and we sell the stuff online and everyone knows and no one cares.

while it might not be true for your shop it was definitely true for others. ill go digging through instagram posts if you really doubt it. i was trying to get a certain thing and saw it mentioned time and time again on different shops feeds.

Itís probably specific drops that shops canít sell online. There are some clothes Iíve only ever seen on the FA site. When they first started I know they wouldnít sell to certain shops. Some of that has probably changed though. I think it took 1.5-2 years before they started selling to my local shop.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 25, 2018, 03:59:24 PM
my guess is it has something do with the "quality" or whatever of the shop or saturation level. When i was trying to get this particular sweater i noticed socalskates seemed to be the online bigger local shop site to have it online. i remember cowtown was one of the shops that advertised they had it in store but not for sale online.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: fickdiepolizei666 on July 25, 2018, 04:11:59 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

basically every shop in germany that has fa also sells everything online, so that must be us only then?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: miff on July 25, 2018, 04:22:48 PM
If there's any truth to restricting sale through a shops online store it's probably to somewhat safeguard against someone buying in bulk to resell.

If FA is so popular to sell out product so quickly it benefits the shop to require people to step foot inside...
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Seadramon on July 25, 2018, 04:34:33 PM
still no picture of Austyn with an FA board
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 04:38:14 PM
If there's any truth to restricting sale through a shops online store it's probably to somewhat safeguard against someone buying in bulk to resell.

If FA is so popular to sell out product so quickly it benefits the shop to require people to step foot inside...

I agree with you 100%, theyre making people support them and the local shops.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on July 25, 2018, 04:40:30 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I was actually talking with the owner of the shop i go to and they are even really strict on shops selling items online. Im not sure what the rule exactly was but i remember something along the lines of, the shop owners are only allowed to post clothing/accessories on the shops website but not boards. Could be boards and clothing/accesories, not 100% sure. So they want you to only be able to pick up their product at a shop and never online.

basically every shop in germany that has fa also sells everything online, so that must be us only then?

I guess that might be the case. Cant say for sure. All ive posted here is info from one shop owner in the US. Maybe they assume its more popular here so they dont put in as much effort to be strict on foreign online sales?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: expired on July 25, 2018, 05:00:58 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

I'm pretty sure I've seen FA and Hockey stuff in Labor and/or KCDC.
Im pretty sure everyone in NY would hate FA if they thought they are so exclusive that they didnt sell to any other NY shops. Labor most def gets FA decks. Labor gets all the cool stuff all the time. FA would be wack as hell if the excluded Labor from their shop list. If I had a brand and was so lucky to pick what shops the decks go to, I would put Labor on the list for sure.

When I was in New York in 2016, labor only got FA boards through am/flow guys selling it to the shop cause FA was only available at supreme, I hope Austyn doesn't leave, also a third board brand out of the FA camp would be to much for me
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on July 25, 2018, 05:36:02 PM
austyn has already quit wknd, so for those people hoping it's not happening, it's happened. it's done
it'll be announced once they have given shops enough time to sell his board
potential reason for quitting wknd was i now understand they had to cut everyone's pay to turn maalouf pro
homie who works at the fa warehouse says funeral home is not the 3rd company name
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 25, 2018, 06:57:31 PM

The most successful new brand is probably Palace and that brand is majorly successful. Which is somehow ignored in your post. Its only been with major distribution to get product distributed in the United States.

I don't consider Palace new.
Well, its still a massive brand outside the big 4 distro's you talk about, and is newer than brands like Skate Mental, and was launched around the same time as Polar.
polar is that old? Skate mental is about 10 years old . I remember kids wearing those uzi does it shirts back in high school.
I think Palace launched around 2009, Polar launched in like 2011, and Skate Mental launched around 2008. None are really that new, but if brands like Polar and Skate Mental are considered new, Palace is in the same discussion.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 06:59:37 PM
i guess they could just use a DBA name. I think Quasi is still called Mother Skateboards on the books but they DBA Quasi Skateboards.

Watson, did your shop get the email saying not to sell FA shit online?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: fongool on July 25, 2018, 07:29:25 PM
is there any actual reliable sales data out there? all day on slap there's people talking about how well Brand X is selling/Brand Z isn't/etc etc but these comments don't seem to be informed by anything beyond the limited scope of what they personally see at their local shop/park or just adding to the slap echo chamber
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: other2 on July 25, 2018, 07:34:18 PM
he's on the reborn Time Skateboards out of Australia.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 25, 2018, 07:53:33 PM
let's just rewind a bit here and contemplate the fact that Dill called his company "fucking awesome"
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 25, 2018, 07:59:37 PM
is there any actual reliable sales data out there? all day on slap there's people talking about how well Brand X is selling/Brand Z isn't/etc etc but these comments don't seem to be informed by anything beyond the limited scope of what they personally see at their local shop/park or just adding to the slap echo chamber
Well, in the case of Palace which is the brand I mentioned, I'd say its the rapid expansion and how written and talked about it is. Now, a bunch of the success like Supreme is driven by people who don't skateboard. This is also reflected in the re-sale market of these items.

Since almost all of these brands are privately owned, its hard to get any concrete info on them.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: schralp pal on July 25, 2018, 08:05:11 PM
My guess is that austyn, if he is actually leaving, will start a new board brand with his former cohorts, poach Silva and jake Anderson, then the cherry on top is that they will enter into a distribution with dill, who will distribute fucking awesome, hockey, new brand, former, and australian glasses epocke, someother bullshit wheels/hardware, and maybe even some surf shit - then dills dream of crushing dlx and nhs will come true.

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on July 25, 2018, 08:10:23 PM
reminds me of legal weed. in the 90s there were X amount of skaters and they could be served by 20 or so board companies.
now there's 10 X as many skaters but 20 X as many board companies.
legal weed undercuts the old niche dealers. if anything there should be more competition and prices get lower.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: euro tm on July 25, 2018, 08:18:50 PM
i guess they could just use a DBA name. I think Quasi is still called Mother Skateboards on the books but they DBA Quasi Skateboards.

Watson, did your shop get the email saying not to sell FA shit online?

shops are not allowed to sell any of their product online so they can only exclusively sell on their own website. iím a fan of them but that definitely made me not want to support it. itís been fucking a lot of shops over.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: neil. on July 25, 2018, 09:08:56 PM
the "in-store only" is U.S only (for now)

we've been selling a bit more FA/Hockey to the states since that happened, mostly clothing.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 25, 2018, 10:29:34 PM
stores can still post the FA stuff to an online store, and make the item inactive so the customer cant buy it online. Then the description says something like "in store only call for details". The customer calls and buys it over the phone. selling online and displaying online are different things.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Buck Russell on July 26, 2018, 12:05:58 AM
seems likely to me they'll use the next supreme vid to showcase the next set of up and comers to be in the new brand the same way Cherry launched fa.

their sales strategies are very smart especially for a small controlled brand. hockey being available in chain stores fa being exclusive etc.. saying its bad that a local shop can't sell online is a conflicted statement. also they sell more than you would probably guess as a high number via their own webshop.

diversification from one of the camps doing it right is good for the scene imo and yeah much rather some good new blood come around and take away from the tired old guard.. why not? push those big distros and shadow men who don't or haven't had anything to do w/ skating in decades.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: sid vicious on July 26, 2018, 12:58:04 AM
he's on the reborn Time Skateboards out of Australia.

Austyn and Seb Steele will get along well
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on July 26, 2018, 02:10:09 AM
he is riding the sean pablo angel burn deck in former's latest story on instagram
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 26, 2018, 02:21:34 AM
Austyn and Seb Steele will get along well
hahaha!
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on July 26, 2018, 05:50:50 AM
I too have heard these rumors, something that is quite upsetting. I feel like it made too much sense that he rode for WKND, as they re a team that capitalizes off of fun, goofy ideas/concepts, and solid skating. I know Austyn was in Strobeck's latest story with Sean Pablo, and that sort of reconfirmed these rumors as I can't imagine those two would be hanging out unless something was up. I also can't help to think in that one video interview with Austyn, his mention of skating that gets attention but isn't actually on the level it should be was a jab at Pablo and NYC skating at times. However, I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily agree as I think Pablo has a place in skating...


Anyway, I still plan on supporting WKND as I love the team (Molinar, drop a part)! Grant is super nice as he did a lengthy interview for me and a pal a bit ago and has always emailed me back with questions about boards, etc. You won't get that from other companies. I still am a huge Gillette fan, but I don't necessarily plan on jumping on whatever his new endeavor is, especially if it's an FA thing. To be honest, once Dylan passed and Terpening stopped appearing to be as involved with the brand, the luster wore off for me. I like Sean Pablo, but not enough to buy those boards. Plus the fact that Dill hates WKND bothers me as I imagine this hate is because he feels threatened by a brand like WKND which looks like it is doing super well.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on July 26, 2018, 06:55:56 AM
Since when does Dill hate wknd?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on July 26, 2018, 07:06:45 AM
Since when does Dill hate wknd?

Per this interview with Johan: https://farrangolding.com/2015/10/30/working-life-wknd-skateboards-with-johan-stuckey/

Quote
Q: I thought the FA school photo decks WKND boards with the girls were sort of similar. Not like a rip off but similar theme I guess.

A: I know Dill definitely hates WKND to the core. So much. He hates Grant and Raymond (Molinar) and thatís why itís so funny that him and I get along because he hates what I Ďstand forí.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shark tits on July 26, 2018, 07:16:09 AM
to planman, since jimmy hardcore choked grant for loitering in FA territory
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: active_shooter on July 26, 2018, 07:17:21 AM
I too have heard these rumors, something that is quite upsetting. I feel like it made too much sense that he rode for WKND, as they re a team that capitalizes off of fun, goofy ideas/concepts, and solid skating. I know Austyn was in Strobeck's latest story with Sean Pablo, and that sort of reconfirmed these rumors as I can't imagine those two would be hanging out unless something was up. I also can't help to think in that one video interview with Austyn, his mention of skating that gets attention but isn't actually on the level it should be was a jab at Pablo and NYC skating at times. However, I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily agree as I think Pablo has a place in skating...


Anyway, I still plan on supporting WKND as I love the team (Molinar, drop a part)! Grant is super nice as he did a lengthy interview for me and a pal a bit ago and has always emailed me back with questions about boards, etc. You won't get that from other companies. I still am a huge Gillette fan, but I don't necessarily plan on jumping on whatever his new endeavor is, especially if it's an FA thing. To be honest, once Dylan passed and Terpening stopped appearing to be as involved with the brand, the luster wore off for me. I like Sean Pablo, but not enough to buy those boards. Plus the fact that Dill hates WKND bothers me as I imagine this hate is because he feels threatened by a brand like WKND which looks like it is doing super well.
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Little Debbie on July 26, 2018, 07:17:30 AM
Bill's Nine Club interview shows he has a lot of influence at FA and with Dill and AVE, like he's super involved in contributing ideas and getting in their heads about how/what to present. i could totally see him catalyzing a new brand with Austyn and maybe Sean. he did mention how he wanted to get Dylan, AO and Austyn together for a "Team Handsome" themed brand, maybe now is the time? maybe Blessed is the name of the new team, too? ???
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on July 26, 2018, 07:21:39 AM
Since when does Dill hate wknd?

Per this interview with Johan: https://farrangolding.com/2015/10/30/working-life-wknd-skateboards-with-johan-stuckey/

Quote
Q: I thought the FA school photo decks WKND boards with the girls were sort of similar. Not like a rip off but similar theme I guess.

A: I know Dill definitely hates WKND to the core. So much. He hates Grant and Raymond (Molinar) and thatís why itís so funny that him and I get along because he hates what I Ďstand forí.
That was a while ago though, I feel like Wknd had established its brand image much better now compared to then and it's not just another small board company anymore.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: oyolar on July 26, 2018, 07:31:36 AM
Bill's Nine Club interview shows he has a lot of influence at FA and with Dill and AVE, like he's super involved in contributing ideas and getting in their heads about how/what to present. i could totally see him catalyzing a new brand with Austyn and maybe Sean. he did mention how he wanted to get Dylan, AO and Austyn together for a "Team Handsome" themed brand, maybe now is the time? maybe Blessed is the name of the new team, too? ???

If they move Sean over and call the company "Blessed," it's already dead to me.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: brucewillis on July 26, 2018, 07:35:55 AM
Funeral house sounds like something Dill thought while taking a shit
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on July 26, 2018, 09:12:15 AM
Blessed is a terrible name. Its some over used streetwear swagmaster giant rose on the shirt gold stiching tapout vibe shit. I swear Im seeing gas station hats and shirts left and right that say Blessed on them.

I believe in the separation of church and skate. I dont want any god shit, or being blessed by god shit around my skateboarding in anyway. I dont care for any satan shit either. Theres a few shops in this area that have a church angle to them and they are the lamest shops ever. one of them sells revive decks for full price lol, the only time ive ever seen one.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SneakySecrets on July 26, 2018, 09:51:30 AM
Bill Strobeck seems like a major douchebag and I canít stand that super close style of filming that he is associated with.  I feel like I have to struggle to keep up with what exactly is going on.  When the board and the skaterís feet take up 60% of the screen, itís hard to get a feel for the spot.

I will be very sad if Austynís footage will be shot this way.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: heritage on July 26, 2018, 09:57:29 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.

I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 26, 2018, 10:02:32 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.

I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.

Because he's a fuckin dork. Has no idea what he's wearing. He'd probably rock a NAMBLA shirt if you told him it was rare.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DCLOVE on July 26, 2018, 10:14:31 AM
Iíd be hyped on a new FA brand if it means they have skaters who actually skate. Half of FA and hockey donít even skate. And when they do itís at level of a flow dude for any of the major brands. Only person on FA worthy of being pro for skill is Tyshawn. Kevin Bradley would be if he actually skated instead of just hanging in Venice and being stoned. I saw Sean Pablo at some park here in LA and all he did was 50-50 and stroke his hair. I mean who has a launch ramp clip in a video in 2018? Bummed if FA stopped using PS Stix but all my FA boards are on the wall anyway. Skateboarding needs a purge. Since Instagram started itís like itís okay to be mediocre as long as you help sell the brand. I know thatís always been sort of the case but at least back in the day the wack guys still ripped hard enough to deserve a board.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on July 26, 2018, 10:21:39 AM
I too have heard these rumors, something that is quite upsetting. I feel like it made too much sense that he rode for WKND, as they re a team that capitalizes off of fun, goofy ideas/concepts, and solid skating. I know Austyn was in Strobeck's latest story with Sean Pablo, and that sort of reconfirmed these rumors as I can't imagine those two would be hanging out unless something was up. I also can't help to think in that one video interview with Austyn, his mention of skating that gets attention but isn't actually on the level it should be was a jab at Pablo and NYC skating at times. However, I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily agree as I think Pablo has a place in skating...

no one got a screenshot of this ? this thread is 4 pages deep and theres still nothing to back any of this up besides hearsay
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SneakySecrets on July 26, 2018, 10:23:12 AM
Do you guys like philips head or Allen key hardware more?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: active_shooter on July 26, 2018, 10:37:35 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.

I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.
As I understand it, if it's PS Stix, it will say so. When Dylan died, my friend hopped on Ebay and got a Dylan board, and much to his dismay it didn't have any PS Stix markings on it. I'm not sure if that just with FA and Hockey is still pressed by PS Stix. I wanted that "Carved" board, too.
Funeral House or Home or whatever is a terrible name. Blessed is worse. But nothing surprises me...
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on July 26, 2018, 10:41:54 AM
I too have heard these rumors, something that is quite upsetting. I feel like it made too much sense that he rode for WKND, as they re a team that capitalizes off of fun, goofy ideas/concepts, and solid skating. I know Austyn was in Strobeck's latest story with Sean Pablo, and that sort of reconfirmed these rumors as I can't imagine those two would be hanging out unless something was up. I also can't help to think in that one video interview with Austyn, his mention of skating that gets attention but isn't actually on the level it should be was a jab at Pablo and NYC skating at times. However, I could be wrong. And I don't necessarily agree as I think Pablo has a place in skating...

no one got a screenshot of this ? this thread is 4 pages deep and theres still nothing to back any of this up besides hearsay


(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2wlv9r4.jpg)

sean pablo burn board -

(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2017%2F03%2Ffucking-awesome-sean-pablo-angel-burn-skate-deck-1.jpg?q=90&w=2180&cbr=1&fit=max)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 26, 2018, 10:45:26 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.

I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.
As I understand it, if it's PS Stix, it will say so. When Dylan died, my friend hopped on Ebay and got a Dylan board, and much to his dismay it didn't have any PS Stix markings on it. I'm not sure if that just with FA and Hockey is still pressed by PS Stix. I wanted that "Carved" board, too.
Funeral House or Home or whatever is a terrible name. Blessed is worse. But nothing surprises me...
I have the AA carved and it is not ps stix. it says made in mexico and has the punch mark(sorry not up on the wood anymore). I had a fitz earlier this year that was a stix.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on July 26, 2018, 11:25:29 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.

I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.
As I understand it, if it's PS Stix, it will say so. When Dylan died, my friend hopped on Ebay and got a Dylan board, and much to his dismay it didn't have any PS Stix markings on it. I'm not sure if that just with FA and Hockey is still pressed by PS Stix. I wanted that "Carved" board, too.
Funeral House or Home or whatever is a terrible name. Blessed is worse. But nothing surprises me...
I have the AA carved and it is not ps stix. it says made in mexico and has the punch mark(sorry not up on the wood anymore). I had a fitz earlier this year that was a stix.

There was a thread about FA/Hockey wood a while back, not that it helps. I've had PS and what I assumed was BBS wood, within weeks of each other.

I thought I remembered someone saying PS might've been having trouble keeping up with the demand. At that point, perhaps Dill sourced some through BBS. Who knows...
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: neil. on July 26, 2018, 11:39:38 AM
For what it's worth (which is probably not much) I can confirm Grant is a super nice dude who always responds to my emails and always takes time answer all questions that I might have. I don't appreciate FA/Hockey switching up and utilizing possibly cheaper board manufacturers at a time when they seem to be doing rather well, what with Rihanna wearing your shirts and all. WKND has remained with PS Stix and I certainly can appreciate that.


I was wondering if they recently switched woodshops. I was standing on the AA 'Carved' board at the shop and thought it felt different than the last run. There was no usual PS engraving on the top. And yeah FA seems to have some unlikely supporters aside from Rihanna. Serena Williams husband (the guy that started Reddit) was rocking a Dill FA shirt in some recent interview he gave.
As I understand it, if it's PS Stix, it will say so. When Dylan died, my friend hopped on Ebay and got a Dylan board, and much to his dismay it didn't have any PS Stix markings on it. I'm not sure if that just with FA and Hockey is still pressed by PS Stix. I wanted that "Carved" board, too.
Funeral House or Home or whatever is a terrible name. Blessed is worse. But nothing surprises me...
I have the AA carved and it is not ps stix. it says made in mexico and has the punch mark(sorry not up on the wood anymore). I had a fitz earlier this year that was a stix.

There was a thread about FA/Hockey wood a while back, not that it helps. I've had PS and what I assumed was BBS wood, within weeks of each other.

I thought I remembered someone saying PS might've been having trouble keeping up with the demand. At that point, perhaps Dill sourced some through BBS. Who knows...

yeah a lot of the latest FA/Hockey decks are pressed at BBS. Pretty much based on which factory can keep up with the demand and I think it may depend on who's pro deck it is as well.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on July 26, 2018, 12:05:44 PM
If there's any truth to restricting sale through a shops online store it's probably to somewhat safeguard against someone buying in bulk to resell.

If FA is so popular to sell out product so quickly it benefits the shop to require people to step foot inside...

A Jenkem article from a while back, quoted Jaime Thomas suggesting the idea of direct sales. Selling direct to consumer (like everything else these days) cuts the middle man and will increase profit margins.

The impact on skateshops or perception at least, is where it gets interesting I'd assume. They can sell, but only via walk-ins. Now they've set the stage...

Dill, perhaps using the hype of somewhat limited runs and manufactured exclusiveness almost fits this to a T... Plus he's the guy who's not been shy about charging $55-60, where everyone else was static at $50/board.

So far, it seems to be working- if that's what he's up to.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Buck Russell on July 26, 2018, 03:56:24 PM
If there's any truth to restricting sale through a shops online store it's probably to somewhat safeguard against someone buying in bulk to resell.

If FA is so popular to sell out product so quickly it benefits the shop to require people to step foot inside...

A Jenkem article from a while back, quoted Jaime Thomas suggesting the idea of direct sales. Selling direct to consumer (like everything else these days) cuts the middle man and will increase profit margins.

The impact on skateshops or perception at least, is where it gets interesting I'd assume. They can sell, but only via walk-ins. Now they've set the stage...

Dill, perhaps using the hype of somewhat limited runs and manufactured exclusiveness almost fits this to a T... Plus he's the guy who's not been shy about charging $55-60, where everyone else was static at $50/board.

So far, it seems to be working- if that's what he's up to.

this all depends on how you look at it. first he found a way to change the game from the big distros and the tired old brands and take it back to a fully independent skater run operation and did it very well.

also the "limited runs and manufactured exclusiveness" while not exactly "wrong" could also be seen as smart allocation of resources from a business standpoint. they're managing liquidity.

their shit doesn't sell out in <2 min like supreme stuff but they're pretty guarded against sitting on inventory and putting things on sale. it's really just a streamlined business model that works in today's economy which I respect a lot.

ftr, fa's aesthetic is not at all my thing I've only bought a couple things here and there but I do admire what they're doing as a company.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DCLOVE on July 26, 2018, 07:47:57 PM
I think the direct to consumer thing has worked well. Then again Iíve paid the seven dollars in shipping on stuff that I could drive to the warehouse and get just to avoid having stepping foot in supreme.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: jacktharipper on July 26, 2018, 09:47:22 PM
FA's team is a representation of what Dill, AVE, and Bill think is cool in skateboarding right now. It is a skateboard company, owned by two iconic skateboarders. This is true of Dill and AVE whether you like them and their skating or not.

Telling shops to sell FA product on location instead of online generally means people go to a skate shop if they want FA product (with the obvious alternative being buying directly from FA).You'd have to conclude that this leads to more people going to a physical store, likely owned by skateboarders, thereby creating opportunities for people to buy other product.

Critique on the boutique style of marketing, piled out riders, and active riders that aren't exactly Ishod is valid. That being said, hating on FA seems like dismissing good in the pursuit of perfection.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: euro tm on July 26, 2018, 09:59:16 PM
FA's team is a representation of what Dill, AVE, and Bill think is cool in skateboarding right now. It is a skateboard company, owned by two iconic skateboarders. This is true of Dill and AVE whether you like them and their skating or not.

Telling shops to sell FA product on location instead of online generally means people go to a skate shop if they want FA product (with the obvious alternative being buying directly from FA).You'd have to conclude that this leads to more people going to a physical store, likely owned by skateboarders, thereby creating opportunities for people to buy other product.

Critique on the boutique style of marketing, piled out riders, and active riders that aren't exactly Ishod is valid. That being said, hating on FA seems like dismissing good in the pursuit of perfection.

i get what youíre saying. thatís a positive way to look at it. but if a shop is going to carry your brand a support it, they should have the choice to sell or not sell that product online.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on July 27, 2018, 03:40:15 AM
FA's team is a representation of what Dill, AVE, and Bill think is cool in skateboarding right now. It is a skateboard company, owned by two iconic skateboarders. This is true of Dill and AVE whether you like them and their skating or not.

Telling shops to sell FA product on location instead of online generally means people go to a skate shop if they want FA product (with the obvious alternative being buying directly from FA).You'd have to conclude that this leads to more people going to a physical store, likely owned by skateboarders, thereby creating opportunities for people to buy other product.

Critique on the boutique style of marketing, piled out riders, and active riders that aren't exactly Ishod is valid. That being said, hating on FA seems like dismissing good in the pursuit of perfection.

i get what youíre saying. thatís a positive way to look at it. but if a shop is going to carry your brand a support it, they should have the choice to sell or not sell that product online.

Kids want FA and shops need to stay relevant, itís the demand allowing Dill to implement his version of a non-compete agreement. This stuff is gonna sell (at least for now) regardless and heís forcing all traffic with the highest margins to buy direct.

Nothing lasts forever though.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: pinkbananastatus on July 27, 2018, 07:37:20 AM
FA's team is a representation of what Dill, AVE, and Bill think is cool in skateboarding right now. It is a skateboard company, owned by two iconic skateboarders. This is true of Dill and AVE whether you like them and their skating or not.

Telling shops to sell FA product on location instead of online generally means people go to a skate shop if they want FA product (with the obvious alternative being buying directly from FA).You'd have to conclude that this leads to more people going to a physical store, likely owned by skateboarders, thereby creating opportunities for people to buy other product.

Critique on the boutique style of marketing, piled out riders, and active riders that aren't exactly Ishod is valid. That being said, hating on FA seems like dismissing good in the pursuit of perfection.

i get what youíre saying. thatís a positive way to look at it. but if a shop is going to carry your brand a support it, they should have the choice to sell or not sell that product online.

Plus buying a board from a skateshop's website is still directly supporting the shop. If FA/Hockey were really going for the 'support your core shops' narrative, they'd do what DOA does and only sell softgoods on their website, and direct customers trying to buy online to a shops website instead.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: active_shooter on July 27, 2018, 09:22:38 AM
Does anybody feel like Austyn skates so much better than the rest of WKND? And not to take anything away from Jordan Taylor or Malouf or anybody else, but it seems like an MLB baseball pro hanging out with some dudes from the minors. If he has left WKND, and it doesn't look like he has as he is still on the website, then this wouldn't change if he was to be on some FA affiliated team. He simply outskates most other skaters on most teams.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: lampshade on July 27, 2018, 09:28:31 AM
Does anybody feel like Austyn skates so much better than the rest of WKND? And not to take anything away from Jordan Taylor or Malouf or anybody else, but it seems like an MLB baseball pro hanging out with some dudes from the minors. If he has left WKND, and it doesn't look like he has as he is still on the website, then this wouldn't change if he was to be on some FA affiliated team. He simply outskates most other skaters on most teams.

Hot take- Austyn is one of the best skaters in the world right now. 
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: baustin on July 27, 2018, 09:38:56 AM
Anyone remember when Humidity jokingly clowned on FA when they started using Instagram and they straight up stopped selling to them? That shit was petty as hell and definitely ended any support I had for FA. I mean, they stopped selling boards to the shop nearest to me that was stocking them so I couldn't really support them even if I still wanted to.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on July 27, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Does anybody feel like Austyn skates so much better than the rest of WKND? And not to take anything away from Jordan Taylor or Malouf or anybody else, but it seems like an MLB baseball pro hanging out with some dudes from the minors. If he has left WKND, and it doesn't look like he has as he is still on the website, then this wouldn't change if he was to be on some FA affiliated team. He simply outskates most other skaters on most teams.
That was my first thought when he got on. The rest of those dudes are mostly on the same level and I really enjoy their skating, but Austyn is an all-time great and his footage occasionally looks out of place.

Hot take- Austyn is one of the best skaters in the world right now. 
This take is lukewarm. Austyn is in rare air. He's been putting out real parts for 10 years and appears to be in his prime.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 27, 2018, 10:16:22 AM
Numbers. confirmed
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: The Ghost of Lenny Kirk on July 27, 2018, 01:00:10 PM
FA's team is a representation of what Dill, AVE, and Bill think is cool in skateboarding right now. It is a skateboard company, owned by two iconic skateboarders. This is true of Dill and AVE whether you like them and their skating or not.

Telling shops to sell FA product on location instead of online generally means people go to a skate shop if they want FA product (with the obvious alternative being buying directly from FA).You'd have to conclude that this leads to more people going to a physical store, likely owned by skateboarders, thereby creating opportunities for people to buy other product.

Critique on the boutique style of marketing, piled out riders, and active riders that aren't exactly Ishod is valid. That being said, hating on FA seems like dismissing good in the pursuit of perfection.

i get what youíre saying. thatís a positive way to look at it. but if a shop is going to carry your brand a support it, they should have the choice to sell or not sell that product online.

Plus buying a board from a skateshop's website is still directly supporting the shop. If FA/Hockey were really going for the 'support your core shops' narrative, they'd do what DOA does and only sell softgoods on their website, and direct customers trying to buy online to a shops website instead.

since we're on the subject of direct sales, dwindle has cleverly setup a bullshit online store thats basically direct sales called thank you supply. so big distros are absolutely getting in on this.

https://thankyousupply.com/
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: emchen on July 27, 2018, 01:10:17 PM
Does anybody feel like Austyn skates so much better than the rest of WKND? And not to take anything away from Jordan Taylor or Malouf or anybody else, but it seems like an MLB baseball pro hanging out with some dudes from the minors. If he has left WKND, and it doesn't look like he has as he is still on the website, then this wouldn't change if he was to be on some FA affiliated team. He simply outskates most other skaters on most teams.

That's a perfect analogy with that WKND/Sandlot ad playing in my head lol.

On that note, I feel like a lot of these trendy/fashion-associated brands have rosters like this. Palace, FA, 917, the OG Welcome, etc. A video where both Lucas Puig part and Prawn Showers have parts is pretty incongruous.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: cloudy on July 27, 2018, 01:34:10 PM
If you can afford to do it until one of them sticks/blows up, why not? Surely FA and Hockey are not on everyone's radar (and not to the level that Dill perhaps thought it would be?). Besides, the industry is dominated by the distribution house's brands.
FA and Hockey are absolutely on the level Dill thought it would be, considering that they're able to pick and choose which shops carry their shit. Do you know how hard it is to get an FA board in NYC? Their only account in the 5 boroughs is Supreme. They're not looking to have a giant market share like Deluxe and NHS. They have barely any overhead and they sell through their limited stock at a premium, all while their riders are getting wined, dined, flown around the world, and promoted by their shoe sponsors and Supreme. Dill and AVE are probably making money hand over fist.

posted today on business insider - https://www.businessinsider.com/vans-shoes-popular-with-teens-2018-7 (https://www.businessinsider.com/vans-shoes-popular-with-teens-2018-7)

"We visited the Vans store in Union Square in Manhattan."

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g241/cloudy9007/Hockey_zpsmsgcmsp0.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/cloudy9007/media/Hockey_zpsmsgcmsp0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Rocko on July 27, 2018, 01:39:43 PM
I heard AA wanted hockey sold in places that sold Anti Hero boards so he can make better money off royalties. Thatís why Hockey was/is sold at places like skatewarehouse, while FA isnít.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on July 27, 2018, 01:41:33 PM
That's technically not FA, but jesus fucking christ, that's wack. I hope that's exclusive to the Union Square store.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FrozenIndustries on July 27, 2018, 01:55:30 PM
Def seen FA boards at the Philly Vans store.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 27, 2018, 02:05:31 PM
Does anybody feel like Austyn skates so much better than the rest of WKND? And not to take anything away from Jordan Taylor or Malouf or anybody else, but it seems like an MLB baseball pro hanging out with some dudes from the minors. If he has left WKND, and it doesn't look like he has as he is still on the website, then this wouldn't change if he was to be on some FA affiliated team. He simply outskates most other skaters on most teams.

That's a perfect analogy with that WKND/Sandlot ad playing in my head lol.

On that note, I feel like a lot of these trendy/fashion-associated brands have rosters like this. Palace, FA, 917, the OG Welcome, etc. A video where both Lucas Puig part and Prawn Showers have parts is pretty incongruous.
I'd say the big difference between some of those examples and Austyn compared to WKND, is that Prawn Showers is the exception. Like Lucas is on his way to being a legend, but it is not like Danny Brady, Chewy and Lucien don't also kill it.

Every brand generally has a weak link or two. I mean, OG Chocolate had Chico, Gabriel, Gino, Keenan, Mulder killing it and then had little Daniel.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: BigManTing on July 28, 2018, 03:32:55 AM
i agree that it doesnt affect dylan at all its just weird to me to think of riders and companies (austyn/dill/fa) that were so close with him and the word funeral. im not saying there is anything wrong with it. just makes me feel sad.

So your saying they shouldn't call their company Funeral Home cos their mate died? C'mon man, stop being a dingus.

is there any actual reliable sales data out there? all day on slap there's people talking about how well Brand X is selling/Brand Z isn't/etc etc but these comments don't seem to be informed by anything beyond the limited scope of what they personally see at their local shop/park or just adding to the slap echo chamber
Well, in the case of Palace which is the brand I mentioned, I'd say its the rapid expansion and how written and talked about it is. Now, a bunch of the success like Supreme is driven by people who don't skateboard. This is also reflected in the re-sale market of these items.

Since almost all of these brands are privately owned, its hard to get any concrete info on them.

Is it? https://companycheck.co.uk/company/08253929/PALACE-SKATEBOARDS-LIMITED/companies-house-data

Safe to say, Palace are killing it.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: urbneathme on July 28, 2018, 09:09:15 AM
i just feel like he's such a better fit on krooked
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DCLOVE on July 28, 2018, 09:17:51 AM
Def seen FA boards at the Philly Vans store.

Skate shop at the Huntington Beach vans shop carries FA and hockey. But I always figured thatís cause they both ride for vans.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on July 28, 2018, 11:01:40 AM
i just feel like he's such a better fit on krooked
or chocolate
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FrozenIndustries on July 28, 2018, 11:15:15 AM
Def seen FA boards at the Philly Vans store.

Skate shop at the Huntington Beach vans shop carries FA and hockey. But I always figured thatís cause they both ride for vans.

Yeah, and thinking about it Iím sure part of why they were able to break off and start those brands was because of Vans money. So it makes sense theyíd be there.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: somedudefromnj on July 28, 2018, 02:26:45 PM
But I always wondered why quasi isn't in vans
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DannyDee on July 28, 2018, 03:30:18 PM
i agree that it doesnt affect dylan at all its just weird to me to think of riders and companies (austyn/dill/fa) that were so close with him and the word funeral. im not saying there is anything wrong with it. just makes me feel sad.

So your saying they shouldn't call their company Funeral Home cos their mate died? C'mon man, stop being a dingus.

is there any actual reliable sales data out there? all day on slap there's people talking about how well Brand X is selling/Brand Z isn't/etc etc but these comments don't seem to be informed by anything beyond the limited scope of what they personally see at their local shop/park or just adding to the slap echo chamber
Well, in the case of Palace which is the brand I mentioned, I'd say its the rapid expansion and how written and talked about it is. Now, a bunch of the success like Supreme is driven by people who don't skateboard. This is also reflected in the re-sale market of these items.

Since almost all of these brands are privately owned, its hard to get any concrete info on them.

Is it? https://companycheck.co.uk/company/08253929/PALACE-SKATEBOARDS-LIMITED/companies-house-data

Safe to say, Palace are killing it.
Damn, good find. Not sure if its as easy to find that info on American based companies. Considering how popular Palace is outside of skateboarding, it would be hard to think they aren't killing it.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 28, 2018, 04:00:26 PM
I heard AA wanted hockey sold in places that sold Anti Hero boards so he can make better money off royalties. Thatís why Hockey was/is sold at places like skatewarehouse, while FA isnít.
SW does not sell hockey online. I cannot speak to the brick and mortar. So you heard wrong. FA/Hockey is not online in NA(except on their site). It has been like this for awhile now.
Think if DLX decided to sell direct(even softgoods).
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on July 28, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
I heard AA wanted hockey sold in places that sold Anti Hero boards so he can make better money off royalties. Thatís why Hockey was/is sold at places like skatewarehouse, while FA isnít.
SW does not sell hockey online. I cannot speak to the brick and mortar. So you heard wrong. FA/Hockey is not online in NA(except on their site). It has been like this for awhile now.
Think if DLX decided to sell direct(even softgoods).

I'm 100% certain SW has sold Hockey in the past, just now realized they dont have it on their site anymore though.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Paco Supreme on July 28, 2018, 05:59:08 PM
Iím almost positive skatewarehouse has sold hockey online in the past.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on July 28, 2018, 06:01:55 PM
they have. hes not saying they never have. just that it stopped earlier this year. last time i saw new stuff online was january and thats when i started seeing shops on instagram saying they couldnt sell online anymore.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 28, 2018, 08:38:21 PM
they have. hes not saying they never have. just that it stopped earlier this year. last time i saw new stuff online was january and thats when i started seeing shops on instagram saying they couldnt sell online anymore.
This is correct. They were sold online at one time but fa/hockey said no more. They want people to buy them in-store and I think it was more about not having them sold at SW, Tactics, Daddies/CCS etc then just trying to make more $$. I live in the bay area and there is a shop in Livermore(that does not sell online) and the owner said fa/hockey will not sell to them for whatever reason. If they were just about cash, they could sell to shops, direct and still sell to the onlines. I imagine ccs and zumiez could move some product.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: FrozenIndustries on July 28, 2018, 08:42:57 PM
But I always wondered why quasi isn't in vans

They probably had/have it in some of them, especially after that collab shoe dropped. But FA has a recognition/appeal to hypebeasts that Quasi doesnít so itís probably a more sure bet to stock it. Plus I donít think Vans put up the initial capital to start Q (as Iím guessing they did for FA). IMO.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on July 28, 2018, 08:46:10 PM
I heard AA wanted hockey sold in places that sold Anti Hero boards so he can make better money off royalties. Thatís why Hockey was/is sold at places like skatewarehouse, while FA isnít.
SW does not sell hockey online. I cannot speak to the brick and mortar. So you heard wrong. FA/Hockey is not online in NA(except on their site). It has been like this for awhile now.
Think if DLX decided to sell direct(even softgoods).

I'm 100% certain SW has sold Hockey in the past, just now realized they dont have it on their site anymore though.

SW did sell Hockey and stopped about the same time as SoCal I think... SoCal sold FA as well, but sometime around the holidays they started pulling stuff.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: figureitout on July 28, 2018, 09:09:10 PM
Nonsense thread, he is going nowhere.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Slacks on August 02, 2018, 10:21:07 AM
Heís of their website and instagram... it happened  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Big Skatefase on August 02, 2018, 10:28:06 AM
well there goes the only reason i paid attention to WKND.....
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: artskool on August 02, 2018, 11:59:41 AM
Skateboarding is badly in need of a brand that is both "elite" and cool. Seems like you get to pick one or the other.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on August 02, 2018, 12:02:48 PM
Skateboarding is badly in need of a brand that is both "elite" and cool. Seems like you get to pick one or the other.
My money's on Austyn being teammates with Elijah, Tyshawn, and AVE. That'll be a cool and elite team.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 02, 2018, 12:07:37 PM
I heard AA wanted hockey sold in places that sold Anti Hero boards so he can make better money off royalties. Thatís why Hockey was/is sold at places like skatewarehouse, while FA isnít.
SW does not sell hockey online. I cannot speak to the brick and mortar. So you heard wrong. FA/Hockey is not online in NA(except on their site). It has been like this for awhile now.
Think if DLX decided to sell direct(even softgoods).

I'm 100% certain SW has sold Hockey in the past, just now realized they dont have it on their site anymore though.

SW did sell Hockey and stopped about the same time as SoCal I think... SoCal sold FA as well, but sometime around the holidays they started pulling stuff.

I have bought Hockey from SW before.

Is it because they want people to go to physical shops to buy stuff, or is it that now there's only one place to order FA online and it's from them?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on August 02, 2018, 12:09:37 PM
Is it because they want people to go to physical shops to buy stuff, or is it that now there's only one place to order FA online and it's from them?
Yes
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: stevedave on August 02, 2018, 12:13:55 PM
they have. hes not saying they never have. just that it stopped earlier this year. last time i saw new stuff online was january and thats when i started seeing shops on instagram saying they couldnt sell online anymore.
This is correct. They were sold online at one time but fa/hockey said no more. They want people to buy them in-store and I think it was more about not having them sold at SW, Tactics, Daddies/CCS etc then just trying to make more $$. I live in the bay area and there is a shop in Livermore(that does not sell online) and the owner said fa/hockey will not sell to them for whatever reason. If they were just about cash, they could sell to shops, direct and still sell to the onlines. I imagine ccs and zumiez could move some product.

I don't know, I beg to differ on this.  Think about the money that shops were making selling FA/Hockey on their sites.  And I'm not talking about the SW's/Saddies/CCS/Tactics.  It's not that they want people to buy in store, not these days.  Online shopping is a MAJOR revenue stream.  Now EVERY single FA/Hockey board sold online goes DIRECTLY through their OWN website.  And being that they are getting boards direct from the manufacturer, they are profiting by selling the boards at $55 through their own site (that they probably paid less than $20/each), rather than take LESS money by selling the board to a shop for $38. 
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SkateChimney on August 02, 2018, 12:27:01 PM
for what its worth in the UK its really easy to get FA online or instore particuarly these streetwear boutique type establishments
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SodaJerk on August 02, 2018, 12:31:53 PM
for what its worth in the UK its really easy to get FA online or instore particuarly these streetwear boutique type establishments
The euro distributor still makes those shops jump through hoops to be allowed to sell them. You have to be "approved" to be able to stock them.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SkateChimney on August 02, 2018, 01:11:14 PM
for what its worth in the UK its really easy to get FA online or instore particuarly these streetwear boutique type establishments
The euro distributor still makes those shops jump through hoops to be allowed to sell them. You have to be "approved" to be able to stock them.

yeah Dill refused to sell to a shop i know cus 'they sell blind'
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Dwyck on August 02, 2018, 01:16:35 PM
I will not skate an FA until they can be stocked at Labor. I dont even care if they would stock them in that scenario, it's just stupid that every major city has them in a actual shop and in nyc you have to go to supreme
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: stevedave on August 02, 2018, 01:38:29 PM
I will not skate an FA until they can be stocked at Labor. I dont even care if they would stock them in that scenario, it's just stupid that every major city has them in a actual shop and in nyc you have to go to supreme

are you fucking serious?  Labor is probably one of the most legitimate skateshops around.  that's just insane. 
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: chipped tail on August 02, 2018, 01:50:15 PM
they have. hes not saying they never have. just that it stopped earlier this year. last time i saw new stuff online was january and thats when i started seeing shops on instagram saying they couldnt sell online anymore.
This is correct. They were sold online at one time but fa/hockey said no more. They want people to buy them in-store and I think it was more about not having them sold at SW, Tactics, Daddies/CCS etc then just trying to make more $$. I live in the bay area and there is a shop in Livermore(that does not sell online) and the owner said fa/hockey will not sell to them for whatever reason. If they were just about cash, they could sell to shops, direct and still sell to the onlines. I imagine ccs and zumiez could move some product.
The shop in Livermore shop sells scooters
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Jared on August 02, 2018, 02:30:34 PM
for what its worth in the UK its really easy to get FA online or instore particuarly these streetwear boutique type establishments
The euro distributor still makes those shops jump through hoops to be allowed to sell them. You have to be "approved" to be able to stock them.

yeah Dill refused to sell to a shop i know cus 'they sell blind'
Funny because FA still sells to pharmacy which is wack as fuck and carries a bunch of shitty brands.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: euro tm on August 02, 2018, 06:12:49 PM
for what its worth in the UK its really easy to get FA online or instore particuarly these streetwear boutique type establishments
The euro distributor still makes those shops jump through hoops to be allowed to sell them. You have to be "approved" to be able to stock them.

yeah Dill refused to sell to a shop i know cus 'they sell blind'
Funny because FA still sells to pharmacy which is wack as fuck and carries a bunch of shitty brands.

keep pharmacy out of this
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: White Owl on August 02, 2018, 06:50:15 PM
I will not skate an FA until they can be stocked at Labor. I dont even care if they would stock them in that scenario, it's just stupid that every major city has them in a actual shop and in nyc you have to go to supreme

are you fucking serious?  Labor is probably one of the most legitimate skateshops around.  that's just insane.

I heard that labor used to carry FA, then dill made it exclusive to supreme, then they offered labor to carry it again, and they refused. Dill is a kook
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Seduction on August 02, 2018, 07:04:10 PM
Is it because they want people to go to physical shops to buy stuff, or is it that now there's only one place to order FA online and it's from them?
Yes
I would rather go to my local shop and buy their stuff than pay $10 for shipping +tax
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 02, 2018, 07:37:14 PM
Is it because they want people to go to physical shops to buy stuff, or is it that now there's only one place to order FA online and it's from them?
Yes
I would rather go to my local shop and buy their stuff than pay $10 for shipping +tax

But a lot of people can't and they have one option...
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: sufodiv on August 02, 2018, 08:52:43 PM
You may recall on Austyn's episode of The Bunt (the best pod in skateboarding) he says something to the effect of " You know what's not cool, any new board company from this day forward, enough already" paraphrasing. That and the site update should put this thread to rest. Now lets just get WNTR over to WKND

the bunt sucks
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 02, 2018, 11:58:50 PM
well there goes the only reason i paid attention to WKND.....

their edits are great
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on August 03, 2018, 09:03:41 PM
Hes off, for sure. No doubt about it. Just wait.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on August 04, 2018, 10:40:50 AM
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd
well heres Jake with an FA board
(https://ton.twitter.com/i/ton/data/dm/1025796731793883140/1025796726194499584/dcgMQpE3.jpg:large)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 04, 2018, 11:05:48 AM
I was told it's a third FA brand with Austyn, Louie Lopez, Jake Anderson, and maybe some others.
Don't think there really needs to be another FA brand but whatever.
I like Austyn on wknd
well heres Jake with an FA board
(https://ton.twitter.com/i/ton/data/dm/1025796731793883140/1025796726194499584/dcgMQpE3.jpg:large)


pls change your shit house sig
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Gary Ate My Peanuts on August 04, 2018, 12:17:00 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmETbRwgg9Z/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1a4ndciy0yzm0
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: figureitout on August 04, 2018, 12:19:18 PM
im speechless and stand corrected. Became obvious at HUF demo in Germany today.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ihatejulio on August 04, 2018, 12:32:06 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmETbRwgg9Z/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1a4ndciy0yzm0

Could someone please tell me how to feel about this?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 04, 2018, 12:32:35 PM
im speechless and stand corrected. Became obvious at HUF demo in Germany today.


not sure why you'd think he is 'going nowhere' in the first place
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 04, 2018, 12:33:15 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmETbRwgg9Z/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1a4ndciy0yzm0

Could someone please tell me how to feel about this?


he is signing a board for someone at a demo, what's to feel about it?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ihatejulio on August 04, 2018, 12:38:23 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmETbRwgg9Z/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1a4ndciy0yzm0

Could someone please tell me how to feel about this?


he is signing a board for someone at a demo, what's to feel about it?

Thanks for telling me how to feel about it.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Allen. on August 04, 2018, 11:47:05 PM
What happened
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: BALARGUE on August 05, 2018, 01:45:14 AM
A guy from former (flechas iirc) posted a picture of austyn holding one of his habitat  promodels (and a marker in his other hand)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: drunkenshredder on August 05, 2018, 01:52:50 AM
A guy from former (flechas iirc) posted a picture of austyn holding one of his habitat  promodels (and a marker in his other hand)

this guy knows...won't be called former though
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: BALARGUE on August 05, 2018, 03:10:06 AM
He s a filmer for wknd, isn't he ?

The thing is in huf IG story
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SkateChimney on August 05, 2018, 04:14:43 AM
i think it was literally just an innocent moment when a fan asked him to sign a board am i missing something ???????
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: camel filters on August 05, 2018, 06:41:19 AM
I think the picture i posted confirms hes on FA or and FA related company? He was just signing the habitat board? no?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 05, 2018, 07:18:16 AM
I think the picture i posted confirms hes on FA or and FA related company? He was just signing the habitat board? no?


for some reason the pic does not show for me, but austyn is riding FA boards right now yes.

that habitat pro model was from 2011
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 05, 2018, 07:19:02 AM
He s a filmer for wknd, isn't he ?

The thing is in huf IG story


new huf filmer i think along with being the filmer for fomer
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on August 05, 2018, 05:52:35 PM
I think the picture i posted confirms hes on FA or and FA related company? He was just signing the habitat board? no?
There's compelling evidence for both. Yes, he was riding a FA board with Strobeck, but he could've broken his board and borrowed Strobeck's or somebody else's. He posted a photo on his story with a Habitat Footwear sign the same day that the autograph picture got posted. Personally, I think he's a better fit on Habitat, but it would be cool to see him on either team.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: PincherBug on August 05, 2018, 06:02:31 PM
I think the picture i posted confirms hes on FA or and FA related company? He was just signing the habitat board? no?
There's compelling evidence for both. Yes, he was riding a FA board with Strobeck, but he could've broken his board and borrowed Strobeck's or somebody else's. He posted a photo on his story with a Habitat Footwear sign the same day that the autograph picture got posted. Personally, I think he's a better fit on Habitat, but it would be cool to see him on either team.

That would be kewl
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: camel filters on August 05, 2018, 07:29:07 PM
I think the picture i posted confirms hes on FA or and FA related company? He was just signing the habitat board? no?


for some reason the pic does not show for me, but austyn is riding FA boards right now yes.

that habitat pro model was from 2011
ah gotcha. well it was a pic of austyn with a sean pablo board. a black deck with a picture of pablos wild hair and eyes from the nose up. hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on August 06, 2018, 08:55:22 AM
A guy from former (flechas iirc) posted a picture of austyn holding one of his habitat  promodels (and a marker in his other hand)

And this from his stories.

(https://preview.ibb.co/mhOvLe/austyn.png) (https://ibb.co/iGncYz)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Still Tippin on August 06, 2018, 08:59:42 AM
anyone screenshot that insta post?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: heckler on August 06, 2018, 09:28:06 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: hmmmokay on August 06, 2018, 09:58:52 AM
anyone screenshot that insta post?

Not exactly a screenshot but close enough.

edit: for what its worth it does indeed seem like hes just signing an old board. excited to see where he goes next.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: virginsiloveem on August 06, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
His names not in the wknd bio anymore
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 06, 2018, 10:21:44 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 06, 2018, 10:24:36 AM
His names not in the wknd bio anymore


i think the shops have sold most of his boards if thats the case.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on August 06, 2018, 10:30:46 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.

Habitat footwear was the reason he cited for leaving in the first place. Or that Rob was focusing his energy/touring with that team and it created some type of divide within the group. Something along those lines.

Looked to me like a couple bs pics, just cause...

And this was today, someone else can try making out the board.

(https://preview.ibb.co/gBLTOz/austyntour.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c4ReVe)
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on August 06, 2018, 11:10:52 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.

Habitat footwear was the reason he cited for leaving in the first place. Or that Rob was focusing his energy/touring with that team and it created some type of divide within the group. Something along those lines.

Looked to me like a couple bs pics, just cause...

And this was today, someone else can try making out the board.

(https://preview.ibb.co/gBLTOz/austyntour.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c4ReVe)

looks like a black one to me
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CHOW on August 06, 2018, 11:25:30 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.
I must've missed the part where somebody suggested the return of Habitat Footwear, but what do I know? I'm just a nobody that's never gotten a small package from Jim T in exchange for deleted posts. Did he even send you a set of Thunders in exchange for your integrity?

Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.

Habitat footwear was the reason he cited for leaving in the first place. Or that Rob was focusing his energy/touring with that team and it created some type of divide within the group. Something along those lines.

Looked to me like a couple bs pics, just cause...
He left Habitat when the ownership situation got sketchy and Alien/Habitat's future was up in the air, around the same time Dill and AVE left for FA. He appears to have left on good terms and is probably still friendly with Castrucci. Source: https://sidewalkmag.com/longform/austyn-gillette-interview#mJrHvEMVXlCH8gFw.97 (https://sidewalkmag.com/longform/austyn-gillette-interview#mJrHvEMVXlCH8gFw.97)

Given that and the fact he's been getting publicly nostalgic about Habitat, I wouldn't rule it out. We're all just speculating anyway. He might team up with Lebron on the Lakers for all I know.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on August 06, 2018, 12:30:43 PM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.
I must've missed the part where somebody suggested the return of Habitat Footwear, but what do I know? I'm just a nobody that's never gotten a small package from Jim T in exchange for deleted posts. Did he even send you a set of Thunders in exchange for your integrity?

Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.

Habitat footwear was the reason he cited for leaving in the first place. Or that Rob was focusing his energy/touring with that team and it created some type of divide within the group. Something along those lines.

Looked to me like a couple bs pics, just cause...
He left Habitat when the ownership situation got sketchy and Alien/Habitat's future was up in the air, around the same time Dill and AVE left for FA. He appears to have left on good terms and is probably still friendly with Castrucci. Source: https://sidewalkmag.com/longform/austyn-gillette-interview#mJrHvEMVXlCH8gFw.97 (https://sidewalkmag.com/longform/austyn-gillette-interview#mJrHvEMVXlCH8gFw.97)

Given that and the fact he's been getting publicly nostalgic about Habitat, I wouldn't rule it out. We're all just speculating anyway. He might team up with Lebron on the Lakers for all I know.

Hadn't read that article, but his comments about Dill/AVE (running Alien) and even Supreme shit makes me wonder.

This is interesting too:

With that in mind, it canít have been easy just seeing it close down overnight. How did you and Dill end up with brief cameos in the ĎMoving Right Alongí video when it came back under Tum Yeto?

Yeah, well luckily itís doing well now. Joe wanted Dill to be in it, I think he did something with Daryl (Angel)Ö Then Joe wanted me to be hitchhiking and them kind of just passing me by. Joe just wanted it for humourís sake. Obviously weíre still all friends and what not where we can do shit like that whereÖyou know Dill started FA then I went to 3DÖ Kind of like a diss, but a friendly diss. Joe asked me to film that clip and I was actually on a HUF trip and he was like ďhey can we get this, hereís the ideaĒ and I obviously love that shit, just like poking fun at that. Just a little friendly fire.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: euro tm on August 06, 2018, 01:52:36 PM
jake anderson spotted doing a nardy on jonathan flechasí insta story with an fa board
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: camel filters on August 06, 2018, 02:56:01 PM
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr55/jphuang4104/Austyn.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/jphuang4104/media/Austyn.jpg.html)
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr55/jphuang4104/deck.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/jphuang4104/media/deck.jpg.html)
My last post didnt show the pics correctly. this should.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: huggs on August 06, 2018, 04:22:36 PM
why aren't more established companies being more aggressive in picking up these free agents? feels like FA (if that's where dude ends up) is picking people off one by one. seems like a smart play

if you got the budget and that potential rider gets along with your team, why not recruit or at least put feelers out. austyn would fit on a bunch of teams and probably needs a bigger platform anyway (than maybe wknd can provide)

and i get new brands like FA/polar/etc have an advantage being the hot companies, but are older/legacy brands playing by old rules and missing the boat on dudes like this?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 06, 2018, 04:28:05 PM
Older/established brands have bloated teams and a lot of baggage people might not want to jump into. Is he going to get on Element or Real with their 500 person teams? There are too many pros and too many companies. I think the newer ones should stay, even newer ones should form, and all these old fat companies that aren't doing anything new or good should die off and take a lot of their riders with them. Skateboarding reform 2019.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on August 06, 2018, 06:14:42 PM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Coolhats on August 06, 2018, 07:16:07 PM
why aren't more established companies being more aggressive in picking up these free agents? feels like FA (if that's where dude ends up) is picking people off one by one. seems like a smart play

if you got the budget and that potential rider gets along with your team, why not recruit or at least put feelers out. austyn would fit on a bunch of teams and probably needs a bigger platform anyway (than maybe wknd can provide)

and i get new brands like FA/polar/etc have an advantage being the hot companies, but are older/legacy brands playing by old rules and missing the boat on dudes like this?

I think itís more that most of the older Big companies are boring as fuck. Most of them have no image at all. All they have going for them is legacy. Thatís why everything is a reissue these days. Everyone wants to cash in on how good they used to be. Everyoneís a bitch.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 06, 2018, 07:45:49 PM
basically austyn has gone from the oakland a's to the yankees. deserves his pay day
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: nopes on August 06, 2018, 08:30:39 PM
I think itís more that most of the older Big companies are boring as fuck. Most of them have no image at all. All they have going for them is legacy. Thatís why everything is a reissue these days. Everyone wants to cash in on how good they used to be. Everyoneís a bitch.

i agree with this. the legacy brands are over. i dont see why anyone in their prime would go to a dying company where the legends that rode for them are always going to be thought of before you.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Makaveli on August 06, 2018, 11:43:52 PM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

sad? gillette never really fit wknd, never seemed like he actually hung out with any of them other than johan. wknd returns to its organic, for fun vibe now that gillette is gone
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: smellsdead on August 07, 2018, 03:14:40 AM

I think itís more that most of the older Big companies are boring as fuck. Most of them have no image at all. All they have going for them is legacy. Thatís why everything is a reissue these days. Everyone wants to cash in on how good they used to be. Everyoneís a bitch.

these words ring true and should echo through the halls of skateboarding forever
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on August 07, 2018, 04:40:50 AM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

sad? gillette never really fit wknd, never seemed like he actually hung out with any of them other than johan. wknd returns to its organic, for fun vibe now that gillette is gone

Facts.

I don't think he fits FA either.. but hey :(
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: BigManTing on August 07, 2018, 04:55:53 AM
Some pretty compelling evidence for the return of Habitat Footwear, despite the fact that he's wearing Hufs in that photo.


he is on a HUF tour atm, and contracted until 2020 .not a chance habitat footwear will come back. would be a death warrant for habitat. not sure why people are even thinking about a potential return to habitat for austyn.

jake anderson riding FA boards as well. benny filmed his last HUF advertisement.

Habitat footwear was the reason he cited for leaving in the first place. Or that Rob was focusing his energy/touring with that team and it created some type of divide within the group. Something along those lines.

Looked to me like a couple bs pics, just cause...

And this was today, someone else can try making out the board.

(https://preview.ibb.co/gBLTOz/austyntour.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c4ReVe)

Check the three stripe on the bike

Austyn on adidas confirmed.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: canadian tm on August 07, 2018, 05:01:38 AM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

sad? gillette never really fit wknd, never seemed like he actually hung out with any of them other than johan. wknd returns to its organic, for fun vibe now that gillette is gone

Facts.

I don't think he fits FA either.. but hey :(


just riding FA boards until the new company launches. i agree he didn't fit wknd for long, and doesn't fit FA at all. curious to see how much pull he has with this new company
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: MareVitals on August 07, 2018, 05:15:59 AM
I assume the image of this new FA brand will basically be if former made boards
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on August 07, 2018, 06:17:49 AM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

sad? gillette never really fit wknd, never seemed like he actually hung out with any of them other than johan. wknd returns to its organic, for fun vibe now that gillette is gone

Facts.

I don't think he fits FA either.. but hey :(


just riding FA boards until the new company launches. i agree he didn't fit wknd for long, and doesn't fit FA at all. curious to see how much pull he has with this new company

Destroying that Pablo board.

The fit doesn't make sense, but the talent does. Dill man, holy shit.

(https://preview.ibb.co/gf1orK/austyninsta.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hDbMBK)

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Big Skatefase on August 07, 2018, 08:00:39 AM
the thought of austyn interacting with kevin bradley and tyshawn jones makes me chuckle.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ForMeItísCrazyLike on August 07, 2018, 08:31:46 AM
For me itís crazy like, I love seeing precise nose and tail slide marks.  Probably because the tailslide marks on my board look like a toddlerís scribbling.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on August 07, 2018, 08:42:13 AM
I can see it working. An LA based part, split with him and AA could be super rad.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: IHOP on August 07, 2018, 10:54:12 AM
austyn and andrew sharing a part are you insane
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: micky682 on August 07, 2018, 11:43:00 AM
austyn and andrew sharing a part are you insane
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on August 07, 2018, 11:51:45 AM
austyn and andrew sharing a part are you insane

power and grace baby, power and grace
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: heckler on August 07, 2018, 03:52:24 PM
Just saw Austyn bust a phat tailwhip in his Instagram story. Have we ruled out the possibility that this third FA brand could be scooter-centric? Some compelling evidence, for sure.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: WhiteCountrySinger on August 07, 2018, 04:16:55 PM
As sad as it is that he's leaving WKND, i'm sure that something like this was anticipated from when he got on. Austyn is one of the most marketable skaters out there and definitely commands a higher check than what he's getting. By being on WKND for a few years he's given the brand heaps of exposure, and it'll do fine without him. It's just time to move on.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: winecrab on August 07, 2018, 05:23:40 PM
I can see it working. An LA based part, split with him and AA could be super rad.

He said he doesn't film in LA, just lives there. This is a huge loss for WKND. At least he helped legitimize the brand. He probably wants to be on a company that'll promote him more. He needs it since he kind of fell off for a while. WKND is probably gonna need another big name to stay relevant.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ungzilla on August 07, 2018, 05:38:51 PM
basically austyn has gone from the oakland a's to the yankees. deserves his pay day

given how board companies pay, probably more like going from williamsport meth junkies to the the akron river rats
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: ManMelt on August 07, 2018, 08:59:48 PM
Austinís been tight with Grant and the WKND dudes for a while now. He used to pop up in a lot of the old weekendtage clips, and acted in some of their skit-videos. His acting wasnít bad, and he actually came across as pretty funny. The ďTo Catch a LongboarderĒ and the Raymond ĒMoliGnarĒ energy drink spoofs were really good. Theyíre worth a watch on YouTube in case youíve never seen them.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Makaveli on August 07, 2018, 10:36:00 PM
Austinís been tight with Grant and the WKND dudes for a while now. He used to pop up in a lot of the old weekendtage clips, and acted in some of their skit-videos. His acting wasnít bad, and he actually came across as pretty funny. The ďTo Catch a LongboarderĒ and the Raymond ĒMoliGnarĒ energy drink spoofs were really good. Theyíre worth a watch on YouTube in case youíve never seen them.

"Raymond Molinar? More like Raymond Moli-not-gnar!"

Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: patrick c. on August 07, 2018, 10:41:59 PM
Austinís been tight with Grant and the WKND dudes for a while now. He used to pop up in a lot of the old weekendtage clips, and acted in some of their skit-videos. His acting wasnít bad, and he actually came across as pretty funny. The ďTo Catch a LongboarderĒ and the Raymond ĒMoliGnarĒ energy drink spoofs were really good. Theyíre worth a watch on YouTube in case youíve never seen them.

"Raymond Molinar? More like Raymond Moli-not-gnar!"
"I'd say you were dressed pretty crazy if you were a red dragon?"
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: puff daddy on August 07, 2018, 10:42:25 PM
I can see it working. An LA based part, split with him and AA could be super rad.

He said he doesn't film in LA, just lives there. This is a huge loss for WKND. At least he helped legitimize the brand. He probably wants to be on a company that'll promote him more. He needs it since he kind of fell off for a while. WKND is probably gonna need another big name to stay relevant.
he literally skated LA high in his former part and his Who's to say part is mostly LA clips
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: IHOP on August 07, 2018, 10:52:49 PM
I can see it working. An LA based part, split with him and AA could be super rad.

He said he doesn't film in LA, just lives there. This is a huge loss for WKND. At least he helped legitimize the brand. He probably wants to be on a company that'll promote him more. He needs it since he kind of fell off for a while. WKND is probably gonna need another big name to stay relevant.
he literally skated LA high in his former part and his Who's to say part is mostly LA clips

yea he might have said that at some point but a good chunk of his footage the past few years has been LA.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: decaf on August 23, 2018, 07:09:54 PM
WKND Thrasher interview from today.....

"Austyn Gillette: Austyn is like the hot girl you date that's totally out of your league and everyone knows it. But you continue being with her knowing for damn sure one day out of nowhere youíre going to come home to an empty apartment with a letter on the counter saying she's met somebody else. When that moment finally presents itself you stop and think, nobody is ever going to treat you as good as I did. But then you remember that really hot chicks always fall upward. Then you start to get a little angry and crazy because you know the next person will probably treat them evern better than you did. Love stinks!"


Hmmmm......
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: huggs on August 23, 2018, 07:35:29 PM
are you surprised
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: reptar_bar on August 23, 2018, 07:36:46 PM
WKND Thrasher interview from today.....

"Austyn Gillette: Austyn is like the hot girl you date that's totally out of your league and everyone knows it. But you continue being with her knowing for damn sure one day out of nowhere youíre going to come home to an empty apartment with a letter on the counter saying she's met somebody else. When that moment finally presents itself you stop and think, nobody is ever going to treat you as good as I did. But then you remember that really hot chicks always fall upward. Then you start to get a little angry and crazy because you know the next person will probably treat them evern better than you did. Love stinks!"


Hmmmm......

hahaha this is a bit cryptic and fitting if he does leave.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 23, 2018, 07:45:04 PM
WKND Thrasher interview from today.....

"Austyn Gillette: Austyn is like the hot girl you date that's totally out of your league and everyone knows it. But you continue being with her knowing for damn sure one day out of nowhere youíre going to come home to an empty apartment with a letter on the counter saying she's met somebody else. When that moment finally presents itself you stop and think, nobody is ever going to treat you as good as I did. But then you remember that really hot chicks always fall upward. Then you start to get a little angry and crazy because you know the next person will probably treat them evern better than you did. Love stinks!"


Hmmmm......

hahaha this is a bit cryptic and fitting if he does leave.

Cryptic?  Iíd say that it is the exact opposite.  Overt, one might say.  Btw, the quote from the article  had more pathos than a copy of Oedipus Rex.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Syhr on August 29, 2018, 11:03:36 AM
Austyn talks about new board company he is part of in this interview:

https://www.slamcity.com/blog/austyn-gillette-interview-2/
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: cloudy on August 29, 2018, 11:10:15 AM
Austyn talks about new board company he is part of in this interview:

https://www.slamcity.com/blog/austyn-gillette-interview-2/

Can you tell us any more about the new board company we have heard rumours about?

I actually can't! Not because I've signed an NDA or whatever but I don't have any answers. There's no name, there's no home for it, there's kind of a home for it. I'm sure the rumours are probably true and people would expect that. I'm really excited about it though, it's three or four of us. I'm not the nucleus of the brand or anything which is kind of nice because with Former I'm pretty busy and I don't know if I could take that on. I'm not really good from a brand standpoint creating something. Maybe it's just skateboards, because I've been a part of it for so long. With clothing there's a lot of flexibility but with skateboards i wouldn't even know where to start other than I know the shape I like and the people I like. In order for it to work I don't know what that takes nowadays.


no name, no home, three or four riders, and austyn is not the nucleus. shane o'neill's company?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: CoorsBurnquist on August 29, 2018, 11:28:01 AM
Austyn talks about new board company he is part of in this interview:

https://www.slamcity.com/blog/austyn-gillette-interview-2/

Can you tell us any more about the new board company we have heard rumours about?

I actually can't! Not because I've signed an NDA or whatever but I don't have any answers. There's no name, there's no home for it, there's kind of a home for it. I'm sure the rumours are probably true and people would expect that. I'm really excited about it though, it's three or four of us. I'm not the nucleus of the brand or anything which is kind of nice because with Former I'm pretty busy and I don't know if I could take that on. I'm not really good from a brand standpoint creating something. Maybe it's just skateboards, because I've been a part of it for so long. With clothing there's a lot of flexibility but with skateboards i wouldn't even know where to start other than I know the shape I like and the people I like. In order for it to work I don't know what that takes nowadays.


no name, no home, three or four riders, and austyn is not the nucleus. shane o'neill's company?

Can guarantee it's not shane o'neills company. Probably out of FA camp, definitely will be including jake anderson. Probably other rumored fa guys like louie lopez or something.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: stevedave on August 29, 2018, 11:32:42 AM
Austyn talks about new board company he is part of in this interview:

https://www.slamcity.com/blog/austyn-gillette-interview-2/

Can you tell us any more about the new board company we have heard rumours about?

I actually can't! Not because I've signed an NDA or whatever but I don't have any answers. There's no name, there's no home for it, there's kind of a home for it. I'm sure the rumours are probably true and people would expect that. I'm really excited about it though, it's three or four of us. I'm not the nucleus of the brand or anything which is kind of nice because with Former I'm pretty busy and I don't know if I could take that on. I'm not really good from a brand standpoint creating something. Maybe it's just skateboards, because I've been a part of it for so long. With clothing there's a lot of flexibility but with skateboards i wouldn't even know where to start other than I know the shape I like and the people I like. In order for it to work I don't know what that takes nowadays.


no name, no home, three or four riders, and austyn is not the nucleus. shane o'neill's company?

Can guarantee it's not shane o'neills company. Probably out of FA camp, definitely will be including jake anderson. Probably other rumored fa guys like louie lopez or something.

"How do you know the guarantee fairy isn't some crazy glue sniffer... He sneaks into your house once and that's all it takes. Next thing you know, there is money missing off your dresser and your daughter is knocked up! I've seen it a hundred times."

CoorsBurnquist is the guarantee fairy?!?!
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: hey pickle on August 29, 2018, 12:56:07 PM
find it odd him leaving wknd, but the analogy about austyn being the hot girl youre dating thats out of your league is spot on.

also, i was under the impression that dill doesnt much care for austyn so cant see him going to a new fa umbrella company. can more likely see it being something completely left field, likely with jake anderson (as already mentioned) and two unknown rippers from new zealand or some shit
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: se7en3two on August 29, 2018, 01:43:17 PM
find it odd him leaving wknd, but the analogy about austyn being the hot girl youre dating thats out of your league is spot on.

also, i was under the impression that dill doesnt much care for austyn so cant see him going to a new fa umbrella company. can more likely see it being something completely left field, likely with jake anderson (as already mentioned) and two unknown rippers from new zealand or some shit

All fun speculation, right.

I guess they could just be sending him boards, but he's been rocking FA and Hockey boards for several weeks now... Maybe the line about the brand not having a home, but actually having a home is a clue? (Funeral Home)

Or if it was as suggested and he's going to Shanes team (which I doubt), wouldn't he be skating one of their blanks/shapes? It appears that's what Shane himself is doing.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Dead Ringers on September 10, 2018, 07:54:26 AM
He is in constant talks with Dill. Nothing is locked in yet but It'll be interesting to see what happens with him & Jake Anderson if nothing eventuates. My understanding is their preference is Hockey if another company does not come to fruition.


Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: 8.125 on September 10, 2018, 04:33:38 PM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

Sad? I'm stoked I might be able to buy an Austyn pro model now for the first time in years! Been waiting for this day since they announced him on the team.

I honestly thought it was a skit at first like they did with koston.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on September 10, 2018, 11:14:16 PM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

Sad? I'm stoked I might be able to buy an Austyn pro model now for the first time in years! Been waiting for this day since they announced him on the team.

I honestly thought it was a skit at first like they did with koston.
You didn't buy one the entire time he was on wknd???
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Andy_Roys_Left_Nut on September 11, 2018, 05:45:17 AM
Fuck Austyn Gilette.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Allen. on September 11, 2018, 10:30:15 AM
Now thatís a hot take
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on September 11, 2018, 11:23:46 AM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

Sad? I'm stoked I might be able to buy an Austyn pro model now for the first time in years! Been waiting for this day since they announced him on the team.

I honestly thought it was a skit at first like they did with koston.

you've been able to buy a pro model for years..
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on September 11, 2018, 11:57:44 AM
And no longer on the WKND team page... This is all sad.

Sad? I'm stoked I might be able to buy an Austyn pro model now for the first time in years! Been waiting for this day since they announced him on the team.

I honestly thought it was a skit at first like they did with koston.

you've been able to buy a pro model for years..

But not in an 8.125?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Nate.Dog on September 11, 2018, 10:04:50 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Seadramon on September 11, 2018, 11:08:41 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on September 12, 2018, 09:50:17 AM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on September 12, 2018, 09:53:35 AM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: DaveFuck on September 12, 2018, 09:56:35 AM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

Mannequin
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Putaslocas on September 12, 2018, 10:31:07 AM
Fuck Austyn Gilette.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on September 12, 2018, 11:01:44 AM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Nate.Dog on September 12, 2018, 01:23:17 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shit_for_brains on September 12, 2018, 01:37:10 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: planman on September 12, 2018, 01:47:21 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Damn shame, I love his skating. At least Element seems to be treating him well.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: jakeumms on September 12, 2018, 02:37:57 PM
Whoever made the call on Mason not getting on is dumb and wrong.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on September 12, 2018, 04:28:35 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Damn shame, I love his skating. At least Element seems to be treating him well.

Sucks. Mason is amazing and it be interesting to find out who said no. However, I'm sure he gets a really nice downside guarantee from element. if keelsn dadd was getting 10k monthly from dgk, I would like to believe element riders are making around that after royalties.  and will get a steady output of footage including elements new full length.

Unrelated, but I can't wait for more Westgate footage. Curious to see how much footage appleyard has and if bam has any. I think the surprise part will end up being Julian Davidson.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: urbneathme on September 12, 2018, 05:33:24 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Damn shame, I love his skating. At least Element seems to be treating him well.

Sucks. Mason is amazing and it be interesting to find out who said no. However, I'm sure he gets a really nice downside guarantee from element. if keelsn dadd was getting 10k monthly from dgk, I would like to believe element riders are making around that after royalties.  and will get a steady output of footage including elements new full length.

Unrelated, but I can't wait for more Westgate footage. Curious to see how much footage appleyard has and if bam has any. I think the surprise part will end up being Julian Davidson.
i mean they've been filming that element video for how many years? quitting immediately after it comes out would be super sketch, regardless of who said no.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: shannamal on September 12, 2018, 06:16:30 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.

crazy. i would put mason on just about anything i had. dudes one of the my favorites these days for sure
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on September 12, 2018, 07:22:13 PM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Damn shame, I love his skating. At least Element seems to be treating him well.

Sucks. Mason is amazing and it be interesting to find out who said no. However, I'm sure he gets a really nice downside guarantee from element. if keelsn dadd was getting 10k monthly from dgk, I would like to believe element riders are making around that after royalties.  and will get a steady output of footage including elements new full length.

Unrelated, but I can't wait for more Westgate footage. Curious to see how much footage appleyard has and if bam has any. I think the surprise part will end up being Julian Davidson.
i mean they've been filming that element video for how many years? quitting immediately after it comes out would be super sketch, regardless of who said no.

Don't think anyone's said he's quitting. Just implied that he didn't get the votes needed to be invited to join the FA camp If they were looking to make additions... Similar to someone saying no when Anti Hero discusses adding Dylan. Can't remember who squashed that though.
Title: Re: austyn of wknd
Post by: sweatin on September 13, 2018, 12:15:11 AM
Just imagine how fucking rad a company under the FA umbrella with Austyn, Jerry, Jake Anderson, and Louie Lopez would be.

I'm not a huge fan of the FA camp but man, that does sound sweet.
Mason too?

Over Dill's dead body.

do they have beef?

I can't imagine they do, maybe he's saying dill wouldn't have somebody who rode for element on the team? Regardless of how fucking gnarly mason silva is?

I am a big Mason Silva fan. I don't know specifics of why it ain't happening, but it ain't happening. People who you would need to say yes said no.
Damn shame, I love his skating. At least Element seems to be treating him well.

Sucks. Mason is amazing and it be interesting to find out who said no. However, I'm sure he gets a really nice downside guarantee from element. if keelsn dadd was getting 10k monthly from dgk, I would like to believe element riders are making around that after royalties.  and will get a steady output of footage including elements new full length.

Unrelated, but I can't wait for more Westgate footage. Curious to see how much footage appleyard has and if bam has any. I think the surprise part will end up being Julian Davidson.
i mean they've been filming that element video for how many years? quitting immediately after it comes out would be super sketch, regardless of who said no.

Don't think anyone's said he's quitting. Just implied that he didn't get the votes needed to be invited to join the FA camp If they were looking to make additions... Similar to someone saying no when Anti Hero discusses adding Dylan. Can't remember who squashed that though.

I think it was Tony T.