So here I am trying to come up with something thoughtful and insightful to say about BambooSK8 besides the usual “WE ROCK” stuff. Sometimes I feel that you can only here so much of that before you just stop listening. So rather then tell everyone how awesome this company is and talking about the innovative product we are trying to get out there let’s talk about the realities…
It is hard to start a company-REAL difficult, especially in these challenging economic times, and there are frustrations; for example, when you call a shop and they insist that they already have bamboo decks, and though you explain that ours are 100% bamboo not maple hybrids and that we are the only company out there doing this, they just don’t understand! WOW frustrating, BUT then you get those shops that are so stoked on our product! They keep us on the phone, to learn more and hear about all the benefits of our decks…that is AWESOME (they get it)!!! And that keeps me making calls!
Another challenge for us as a manufacture is helping shops and kids understand that we are not a BRAND; we are really just trying to help out, and support our local shops, not compete with them! As much as we are able, we try and get the kids to buy at shops that we sell to! Now we just need more shops to BUY the decks so we can keep telling the Groms where to go!
Those are just a couple examples of roadblocks I have come up against as an intern here at BambooSK8, but the nice thing is that you can just look across the table and see someone else doing the same thing you were just frustrated about making progress and laugh, and realize that it is all part of the process. We can get upset for a moment, and then it is time to get back to the important thing-GETTING THE DECKS OUT THERE!!!
Spread the SKATE GREEN word!