Ok guys here we all have a chance to create a product just for eSk8! For those that are not up to speed, let me give you a quick run-down
As per @Alphamail’s topic:
As per the topic Brad has offered to make us a custom eSk8 tunnel riser for $15 USD ea…
For those of you who do not know Brad or RipTide Sports they produce some of arguably the best quality skate bushings in the world, as well as pivot tubes/cups & some really cool foot-stops. From my experience of their product the thane pour quality is as good or better than anyone else in the industry, bubbles and imperfections are so minimal to be non-existant. As well producing a 1st quality product Riptide also supports skaters, events and now eSk8’ers like us through sponsorship or production of thane parts. This last bit is important to me, RipTide are not selling someone else’s product and they are active in our culture. Hell the reason MoeBro (@MoeStooge) got to ride his eSk8 (that Brad helped him develop bushings for) at Tepe & Taco was in no small part to Brads help.
So If any of you are even thinking that one day you might like a high quality custom riser that can also route your motor wires and even a head/rear light through, get on board now!
Everything is already set up to make this happen, this will not be like those other unfulfilled group buys that are still undelivered 6 months later. RipTide have the ability and the runs on the board to deliver this product to us in a timely manner with 1st rate quality as this is what they have been doing for longer than most of you have been skating.
Now the nitty-gritty, the down-low, the dirty-details that will make this work
Everything is set up to do this, let me know if you have any questions. Just go to:
Purchase a gift certificate for the # you want X $15.00 each and leave a note that the $ is for the Tunnel Risers with your shipping address and the desired color using the FootStop colors as your guide. If the project is launched after 2 weeks, you will be invoiced for shipping (and tax if you are a CA resident) when the parts are ready to ship. Thank you for your understanding for us doing it this way but we are a bit risk averse due to recent events!
If by some crazy twilight reality we do not reach critical mass all gift certificates will be 100% refunded.
So basically this is a slamdunk, support those in the industry who support you, no risk money, but money down, and who knows what we will develop together next!
I am finalizing our target timeline with Brad now and will update this post when it is finalized for shipping dates.
the riser: imperial/ metric/
and picture of the colours available… this bit gets me, I think it is amazing RipTide are actually giving us a choice of colour!