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Lurpiv Struggling Already
« on: June 05, 2022, 08:35:39 AM »
Latest post on their Instagram kinda implies theyíre running into some issues. Really hope itís not true as Iím always down to support a new skater owned business especially in a sector that isnít just another board/clothing/hardware brand. Maybe a manufacturing change because of the slight design issue?

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CebQl11jZSB/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2022, 10:12:10 AM »
Yeah their websiteís been down a while.  Videoís probably to tell everyone theyíll be back soon

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2022, 10:28:07 AM »
Theranos Truck Co. cant fuck with the Ace Pilot Experience
https://youtu.be/KyjW5jaVb68

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 12:09:54 PM »
trucks is easily the hardest market to break into. geometry, quality control, defects, marketing. iím rooting for him but i think he really needs to change the way he does things. he really should just shut it down and start testing his product, for like a year at least. and then relaunch. 

Iím sorry but 100 dollars for trucks is absolutely ridiculous. small brand or not. Got to figure out a way to get that price point down. Iíd start with getting rid of that ridiculous packaging. Why waste money on that stupid box?

iím rooting for him tho

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2022, 12:28:28 PM »
It’s too bad that lurpiv had all the little details right, but so many of the bigger issues wrong.
With how fast everything moves today/ the fact that everyone is a brand or company there are some things , like trucks, that need time before coming out.

I never bought them, and haven’t tried them on anyone else’s board.

I know Oski will be fine in the long run even if he “lost it all” like he says in this video ( I know it’s kind of a joke video with the super serious tone). He still has a solid check with Nike and could for another 10 years if he just keeps positive and skates. That money could potentially carry him for the rest of his life if used smartly. I like him as a skater a lot, but it seems like people were bummed on that oski likes sharks part, and outside of being in a polar production, maybe he is not as interesting as when he is in it. I genuinely wish the dude well and hope he doesn’t get depressed by this.

It could be worse, he could be known for pushing nft’s or something.


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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2022, 12:29:37 PM »
So this is what I got told:
The factory that produced Lurpivs actually used to make car parts. Their biggest costumer pulled out so they were struggling and had to find other forms of revenue. Thatís where Lurpiv came to play. But I guess it wasnít enough to keep the lights on so they had to shut down.

From what I know, the trucks were kinda expensive to produce in comparison to the industryís standard.
Thatís why lurpiv was just selling them directly to the consumer through their webstore.
They were struggling to get them to be sold at skate shops and still make a decent profitÖ

But I feel like this is not the last time we hear about themÖ maybe theyíll move somewhere that makes it more business friendly. Who knowsÖ

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2022, 01:15:29 PM »
Really needed more r&d
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2022, 01:30:28 PM »

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2022, 03:17:26 PM »
"starting a business wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be"


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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2022, 05:10:24 PM »
Lurpiv of existing.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2022, 05:46:21 PM »
"starting a business wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be"


lol

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2022, 05:53:46 PM »
Heís gonna move production to Asia and all the QC issues will get ironed out but the Swedish made ones will be collectible.
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2022, 06:05:14 PM »
sternum never had these problems. fuck the chest

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2022, 06:10:18 PM »
Heís gonna move production to Asia and all the QC issues will get ironed out but the Swedish made ones will be collectible.

That's the only way to make it sustainable in the long run profit wise, China manufacturers got the scale and ability to take smaller MOQs if he can work past the language barrier.

Trucks are the hardest skate product to introduce to the market especially if you're doing a brand new design. Decks, wheels and bushings are essentially the same products with different graphics screened on, with trucks he's starting from ground zero.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2022, 06:20:58 PM »
A real Saab story.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2022, 05:43:09 AM »
Props to Oski for not trying to just capitalize on his popularity with like a clothing/ deck brand that's uninspired, and actually trying to take the road less traveled to make something of substance.

Hope he is able to establish something that has staying power in the skate industry, as that's what it seems he's looking for. Just hope he finds his way while he's still on top of the professional world.

Stoked to have a pair of the first batch shipped out and the box, little piece of skate history now I guess?

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2022, 05:49:44 AM »
Yeah it was cool he did something other than edgy/stupid T-shirtísÖbut thereís a reason there has never been more than 3-4 truck companies people care about.

Canít speak to whatever technical shit was going on with those trucks that was supposed to be in ovational
Or whatever but they always just looked like old Indyís to me.

No more truck companies. Unless Krēper is coming back in which case ima need em by yesterday.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2022, 06:49:33 AM »
Still completely down for them even if they have to switch up manufacturing to a cheaper location. People hate on Chinese manufacturing but they really have made leaps and bounds over the last 10ish years or so. Also as a few others have said ditching the gimmicky packaging for something cheaper and more sustainable would be a smart move in my opinion. Being based in Canada trucks cost around 90 CAD a pair plus tax so the price for something skater owned/created was always fine with me.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2022, 07:29:37 AM »
The geometry is great, hefty pop feel on a tall surfy truck that isn't squirrelly and doesn't wheelbite.

No complete axle and a shouldered kingpin bolt were terrible ideas. Inverted kingpins are already prone to untighten, reaming out the baseplate kingpin hole, and wiggling around, so introducing a shouldered bolt is just exacerbating the issues. The grub screw in the baseplate was a weak bandaid that will inevitably fall out. It's a shame, they're really fun trucks.

The price wasn't exorbitant for a Swedish-made hard good with rheocasting, imho.

Unless Krēper is coming back in which case ima need em by yesterday.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2022, 07:43:28 AM »

 I had 0 issues with my Lurpiv trucks, maybe because I didn't go too hard on trasnition in them. That being said. I do hope is moving on to more efficient production that can fix the design flaws and keep a similar geometry. A light version would also be dope.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2022, 10:04:06 AM »

 I had 0 issues with my Lurpiv trucks, maybe because I didn't go too hard on trasnition in them. That being said. I do hope is moving on to more efficient production that can fix the design flaws and keep a similar geometry. A light version would also be dope.

They need to make ones that wont snap before they start worrying about how to make them lighter lol
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2022, 10:43:34 AM »
Iím sorry but 100 dollars for trucks is absolutely ridiculous

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2022, 10:48:54 AM »
They should have made a shirt that says DatPiv



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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2022, 11:32:19 AM »
A real Saab story.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2022, 12:00:20 PM »
look at all the smaller brands of trucks and how many people actually ride them. Krux coming off that NHS network and no one rides them. Ace seemed like a good brand but again no one rides them. You gotta have some big money for marketing to beat out indy, thunder, venture.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2022, 12:12:26 PM »
look at all the smaller brands of trucks and how many people actually ride them. Krux coming off that NHS network and no one rides them. Ace seemed like a good brand but again no one rides them. You gotta have some big money for marketing to beat out indy, thunder, venture.
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2022, 12:26:49 PM »
A real Saab story.

Underrated comment.My First car was my parents 2001 Saab 95. Many skate trips taken and memories in that car.

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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2022, 01:26:29 PM »
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look at all the smaller brands of trucks and how many people actually ride them. Krux coming off that NHS network and no one rides them. Ace seemed like a good brand but again no one rides them. You gotta have some big money for marketing to beat out indy, thunder, venture.
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2022, 01:53:05 PM »
Ace seemed like a good brand but again no one rides them.

It certainly seems as if Ace is being adopted regionally, but where I am I used to be the only one not skating Ace Trucks. Now Iím on Ace again so no worries there.
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Re: Lurpiv Struggling Already
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2022, 02:38:59 PM »
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look at all the smaller brands of trucks and how many people actually ride them. Krux coming off that NHS network and no one rides them. Ace seemed like a good brand but again no one rides them. You gotta have some big money for marketing to beat out indy, thunder, venture.
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Including Vinnie Banh apparently, lol.

yeah free trucks for them.. but walk into a shop and see how many they carry compared to the other brands.