Taelan28 Posted May 28, 2012 Share Posted May 28, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_UuUISRpDU at :50 Adam (I believe his name is) said he and Andy "...wanted to take things to a whole other level and in order to do that the best way to go was with our own company" What do you mean? You business partner is the best skier in history, has dominated the sport for 20 years and hold marketing power. Like working with Obrien didnt give you enough freedom or testing resources when designing skis? What about he other companies? Didnt you shop them around or didnt they contact you for a better deal? Granted my eye isn't trained very well and I'm still pretty numb in feeling when riding a ski but looking at the bottom of a Sixam and a Elite there isn't much difference. What AM skis seems to offer is a RTM ski (like Reflex, Sans Rival, and Elite). What they offer thats different is molding a custom ski in 2 hours, and testing it 5 minutes away. My point is them making starting their own company does not mean a big improvement in design as there are a half dozen other companies, with pros of their own, striving for the same thing, so by starting their own business is not to make a better ski, but to be more in control of the profits (which is totally fine) with a leaner company and it seems the only differentiating benefit is that they can mold a new ski in two hours for a customer on the site. I wrote this quickly and Im sure it will receive criticism. Please correct me if Im missing anything or that does not line up with the reality of the situation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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