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multiple brands dropping riders??? (CAUTION ELF PORN)
« on: December 12, 2023, 05:36:03 AM »
why does it seem that everytime i get on slap i see a new thread thats talking about a different brand dropping riders. whats going on???
« Last Edit: December 12, 2023, 11:12:05 AM by mrselfdestruct »
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2023, 05:38:55 AM »

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2023, 05:40:01 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession
see i thought that but DCjust got bought out and idk whats goin on with krux. yeah thats probably it.
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2023, 05:42:18 AM »
why does it seem that everytime i get on slap i see a new thread thats talking about a different brand dropping riders. whats going on???
i know you haven't been here long mrs elf destruct but that's what gets reported here. you're either on or of.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2023, 05:44:16 AM »
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i know you haven't been here long mrs elf destruct but that's what gets reported here. you're either on or of.
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2023, 05:54:54 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2023, 05:58:12 AM »
He takes you where you want to go.
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2023, 06:03:12 AM »
Good. All the brands are suck. So do all the skaters.
They're all irrelevant, got wack style, and deserve to go out of business.
I only skate ironically.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2023, 06:06:12 AM »
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why does it seem that everytime i get on slap i see a new thread thats talking about a different brand dropping riders. whats going on???
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i know you haven't been here long mrs elf destruct but that's what gets reported here. you're either on or of.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2023, 06:06:34 AM »
It’s the economy, mrs elf.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2023, 06:08:38 AM »
see i thought that but DCjust got bought out and idk whats goin on with krux. yeah thats probably it.

Sorry for not giving you a proper answer, that was petty of me. I'll try to do better:

Having a team is basically a marketing expense. When the economy is on a downturn, or if companies expect one, they cut back on their expenses. That's probably what's going on with Krux, although it may also signal the end of the whole brand. Krux is the unloved little sibling of Independent anyway, so a recession would be an opportune time to focus on the bigger brand that brings home the bacon.

The cases of DC and Element are a little different because both brands are owned by Authentic Brands Group, a company that (among other things) specializes in buying brands and then gutting them. That means they try to extract as much money as possible from a brand's image at the cost of the brand going under. The don't care about one brand going out of business because by that time they're already doing the same thing with a different brand. In these cases, the stuff we like to talk about on here (team riders, brand image, video projects etc.) doesn't matter at all because the decision to gut the brand is made on a much, much higher level. With an owner like Authentic, not even all the DC or Element greats of the past put together could revive the brands because in Authentic's estimation, it's better to make money in the short term and move on to the next brand instead of navigating a brand through the natural ups and downs of the economy.

That's a little oversimplified, but basically it.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2023, 06:17:11 AM »
ask dumb question, get dumb answer. but yeah i googled who bought DC and when i saw ABG i knew they were fucked.
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2023, 06:19:29 AM »
Same as it ever was Mrs. Elf.

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2023, 06:36:40 AM »
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2023, 06:49:58 AM »
it's the end of the year. Every industry does it, although they use to wait until after the holidays to do it. In February or March, will get announcements from those who were lucky enough to get picked up, just in time for the spring product to drop.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2023, 06:51:21 AM »
We’re not in a recession there’s just an insane glut of brands and some of them have to lose.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2023, 07:01:01 AM »
This thread should just be called mrs elf destruct

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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2023, 07:12:46 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2023, 07:26:00 AM »
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2023, 07:43:31 AM »
covid and polar big boys inflated demand for skate goods, now we are back to reality groceries cost more now

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2023, 08:33:13 AM »
covid and polar big boys inflated demand for skate goods, now we are back to reality groceries cost more now
i am happy to say i never bought polars. i love baggy pants but hate big boys because the tapper is too small to cover my shoes.
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2023, 08:54:43 AM »
Prolly because the sky is falling….

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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2023, 09:28:14 AM »
It’s just what the letters say to me

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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2023, 10:05:13 AM »
It’s just what the letters say to me

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2023, 10:19:34 AM »
ask dumb question, get dumb answer. but yeah i googled who bought DC and when i saw ABG i knew they were fucked.

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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2023, 10:33:05 AM »
I opened this thread at work with hopes of expressing my discontent at the industry’s lack of empathy towards those poor Krux riders, and now I have to do “sensitivity “ training because of elf porn. Thanks a lot guys.

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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2023, 10:35:19 AM »
what did i start
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Re: multiple brands dropping riders???
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2023, 10:40:53 AM »
I opened this thread at work with hopes of expressing my discontent at the industry’s lack of empathy towards those poor Krux riders, and now I have to do “sensitivity “ training because of elf porn. Thanks a lot guys.

oooof. my bad. I too get really sensitive when I see hot elfs, but I get sensitive in my ween.

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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2023, 10:48:47 AM »
I opened this thread at work with hopes of expressing my discontent at the industry’s lack of empathy towards those poor Krux riders, and now I have to do “sensitivity “ training because of elf porn. Thanks a lot guys.

I am going to believe this is real.  This thread has delivered!

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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2023, 11:05:03 AM »
I opened this thread at work with hopes of expressing my discontent at the industry’s lack of empathy towards those poor Krux riders, and now I have to do “sensitivity “ training because of elf porn. Thanks a lot guys.
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