Now before I start I want to say that I have no ill from any American Vendors. You guys are great and your services are A one. Please Keep it up what you do.
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and a recent post made me think about it further. American Vendors, your current stock is trash (please don’t stone me). Hear me out. America is an very large country, large enough that even through the the Northern Hemisphere’s winter Period, a portion of it is still ESK8 Friendly. So there’s always a market somewhere even if for 4-6 months it dwindles.
Now I’m not sure about Europe as a whole , but I bet you guys don’t get the most generous weather or seasonal periods and get far less ride time than say the State of Florida or Texas. Yet, when I look at the Euro ESK8 Shops compared to American ESK8 shops , there’s a stark difference of items and variety.
Arguably, the biggest ESK8 Market Place is DIY Electric Skateboards. They have mounts, kits, motors and all the things you expect to see. But thats it. It’s limited to its brand items and while they do have things on the way, its still not diverse enough.
And I’m not saying they’re unavailable to us NA folks cause they obviously are, but it would be nice to have a good diverse market back at home. Yes we have absolute great products here at home (such as psychotiller’s surfrod mounts, marcmt88’s mounts, and Jlab’s upcoming projects), but were a tad behind.
Personally I would like to see more Thingyverse designs being made in good quality and sold. I would like to see the forum used more to get a direct consensus of what product to make, make a poll or something and act based on the marketing potential from there.
American Vendors please broaden your horizon.
TLDR; The EU ESK8 Parts market is more diverse than the American ESK8 Parts market and something needs to change