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is nike cutting skate program soon?
« on: April 27, 2021, 11:31:17 AM »
In the newest episode of the bunt, Tommy Sandoval says he heard through the grapevine that nike is flushing the toilet soon and possibly ending. With Zion leaving and more rumors of them cutting alot of their skate team i wonder what the future holds.....maybe a smaller team of like 10 main dudes or i could see them only keeping riders that have their own shoe on nike. I know ishod is getting his own shoe soon, so maybe they would just be keeping a select few on the team.

He talks about it at 1:09:42
https://soundcloud.com/thebuntlive/the-bunt-ft-tommy-sandoval-s13-episode-09-im-going-be-the-next-kid-on-zero

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 11:42:09 AM »
2 team manager (kaspar, maybe Colin Kennedy? and other old guy) is of Nike sb.
Source: instagram story of my crazy French friend Max Geronzi and other dude that i don't remember.
I never liked that dude (Kaspar), much better Colin Kennedy.


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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 11:43:24 AM »
oh no all those feet with no ugly ass shoes

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 11:45:16 AM »
I'm really wondering if "the grapevine" is slap and he justs repeats the rumors we discuss here

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 11:49:48 AM »
I'm really wondering if "the grapevine" is slap and he justs repeats the rumors we discuss here


hahahaha. That could possibly be it. The Chef probably saw it on slap and told him about it.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 11:52:21 AM »
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I'm really wondering if "the grapevine" is slap and he justs repeats the rumors we discuss here
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hahahaha. That could possibly be it. The Chef probably saw it on slap and told him about it.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 11:58:41 AM »
This has been talked about since nike 6.0, but I do think that flowing every kid with nike is truly getting out of hand..to many free pairs being given out, not enough for the shops

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 11:59:49 AM »
Is it that time of year again?  Should have known since I saw someone say Nike bought Janoskiís last name from him in a different thread

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 12:00:12 PM »
oh no all those feet with no ugly ass shoes

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2021, 12:01:13 PM »
I heard they cut about 50 flow/lesser known riders and werenít renewing a lot of contracts.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2021, 12:01:26 PM »
yes i'm sure Nike's big plan was to infiltrate skateboarding for 20 years just to quit a few months before skateboarding's big debut in the Olympics

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 12:03:04 PM »
Inshallah.
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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 12:10:04 PM »
2 team manager (kaspar, maybe Colin Kennedy? and other old guy) is of Nike sb.
Source: instagram story of my crazy French friend Max Geronzi and other dude that i don't remember.
I never liked that dude (Kaspar), much better Colin Kennedy.
I've never understood how many TMs the Nike team has. I always thought it was Scuba for west-coasters and Keith Denley/Dom Travis for east-coasters.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 12:12:29 PM »
yes i'm sure Nike's big plan was to infiltrate skateboarding for 20 years just to quit a few months before skateboarding's big debut in the Olympics

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2021, 12:13:29 PM »
Goddamn Dowdy laid into them today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFU2fQOMy8
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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2021, 12:15:51 PM »
Is it that time of year again?  Should have known since I saw someone say Nike bought Janoskiís last name from him in a different thread

Do we know if this has ever been debunked???
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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2021, 12:16:55 PM »
can confirm that Nike is planning on cutting the SB program, at least as we know it now, by 2025. Source is friend who works inside Nike SB presently

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2021, 12:19:21 PM »
2 team manager (kaspar, maybe Colin Kennedy? and other old guy) is of Nike sb.
Source: instagram story of my crazy French friend Max Geronzi and other dude that i don't remember.
I never liked that dude (Kaspar), much better Colin Kennedy.

Not to be "that" guy .... but have you ever met Kaspar?
I saw him skate plenty enough when I was young.

Not only did he rip, he was funny as hell as well.
And he did A LOT for European ams no one knew (and the established US pro's of course) ...

I'm not a nike SB fan at all, but hard to hate Kaspar to be honest.

Pretty own to earth guy ... that went to school because he thought he'd never make it in skating anyway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPooYnAq03E

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2021, 12:21:17 PM »
yes i'm sure Nike's big plan was to infiltrate skateboarding for 20 years just to quit a few months before skateboarding's big debut in the Olympics
Um infiltrate a culture/industry then take it over and become the leader. Bleed it dry then leave before you go down with it. Sounds like Nike.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2021, 12:40:43 PM »
I wouldn't rule out Nike SB ending at some point but I doubt they would do it now considering how much money special edition Dunks are making them and how much money they're about to make off of the Olympics. I'm sure they're just downsizing to increase their margins.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2021, 12:43:02 PM »
this just popped out on my youtube's homepage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFU2fQOMy8

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2021, 12:45:39 PM »
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Is it that time of year again?  Should have known since I saw someone say Nike bought Janoskiís last name from him in a different thread
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Do we know if this has ever been debunked???

Stefan has denied it in a ton of interviews.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2021, 12:48:07 PM »
they cut everything and everyone months ago. its a wrap for all the little crews they were endorsing, numbers existing, etc. josh wilson is on DC and apprently a bunch of johnny wilson crew guys are off.

been discussed this on here hella times and someone claiming clout was the one saying basically everyone was off until new contracts in june haha. explaining kaders situation.

what the fuck do i know



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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2021, 12:49:44 PM »
Donít know the financials but I have to imagine that they realized cutting a few dudes and not bro flowing half of the east coast will help their bottom line.

Nike is probably tightening up on all their verticals anyways. Their cash cow basketball program likely underperformed due to COVID closing all of the indoor courts. Only black people and New Yorkers like their running shoes over Asics, so that probably didnít make up the difference.

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2021, 12:51:21 PM »
Gotta only keep the guys that have a shoe or are going to be on Wheaties boxes after the Olympics.

Where will all these ex-swoosh guys go? Beg for Vans? Cairuma? Adidas? GLOBE!?!

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2021, 12:56:56 PM »
Nike's push for more direct to consumer sales will most likely impact SB as well. You don't need local representation if everyone shops at Nike.com  ::)

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2021, 12:57:18 PM »
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Is it that time of year again?  Should have known since I saw someone say Nike bought Janoskiís last name from him in a different thread
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Do we know if this has ever been debunked???
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Stefan has denied it in a ton of interviews.
bruh this is like decade old news. he had a lawyer look into what nike was paying him when the janoski first started going nuts coming out in 30 colors a month. to no ones surprise he was owed millions. allegedly he traded them rights to his name for an undisclosed amount and bought him an apartment on 14th street. most likely part of the contract that he has to deny it.


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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2021, 01:06:43 PM »
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I'm really wondering if "the grapevine" is slap and he justs repeats the rumors we discuss here
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hahahaha. That could possibly be it. The Chef probably saw it on slap and told him about it.
[close]

Raekwon lurks slap?!

Yup. They call him the slap assassinator, rhymes rugged and built like Jordan Taylor.
Ricky was caught beating some dude of?!?

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2021, 01:15:22 PM »
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I'm really wondering if "the grapevine" is slap and he justs repeats the rumors we discuss here
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hahahaha. That could possibly be it. The Chef probably saw it on slap and told him about it.
[close]

Raekwon lurks slap?!
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Yup. They call him the slap assassinator, rhymes rugged and built like Jordan Taylor.

I just assumed thatís who @Cuban_Lynx was

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Re: is nike cutting skate program soon?
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2021, 01:15:59 PM »
I heard Under Armour is going to swoopsh in and fill the giant vacuum left by Nike's great exodus from skateboarding.