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Thread: The birth of a company: The TR
09-21-2011, 10:49 AM #76
Today's my lucky day. I got a nice letter from a "Mr. Deng Fung" who claims to have $23.5 million in China waiting for me, AND....
...I got my Arcade belt!!!
(to raffle off at Ullrfest for flood relief)
Thanks and good luck. Looks pretty slick and like a quality piece of work....
(kind of like those models... ahem.)Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!
09-21-2011, 11:46 AM #77
Bought one. Good luck.
09-21-2011, 12:23 PM #78
I used to wear my little league elastic belt for skiing. Functional, but not very steezy. Well done!
09-21-2011, 12:57 PM #79
Looking good, I'm in!
09-21-2011, 06:44 PM #80
Got my Arcade belt today, and it looks great. It'll serve me well for mountain biking AND skiing... now I just need another one. When do you think you'll have other colors available? I'd love a sweet blue, white, or green one.
Also, props to you guys for charging the actual shipping cost for these things.
09-21-2011, 07:43 PM #81
huh...never thought I'd be this excited about a belt. I'm gonna go have some ice cream now.....because I CAN.
09-21-2011, 09:15 PM #82
ordered. good idea, and glad to support a small business grinding it out. plus props on the legit shipping cost
09-21-2011, 09:34 PM #83
Very cool to see what's happening with this, Alka.
Tim hooked us up with a couple, uhhh, like, Decemberish? I don't recall. My daughter promptly snagged one and has worn it virtually every day since -- at elevation and sea level alike. No sign of wear whatsoever. And this is a girl who is not easy on her gear.
Short story: Highly endorse.41 days 2012-13
09-21-2011, 09:51 PM #84
Damn. What a forehead slapper of a good idea. Best of luck, can't wait to see mine here and solve a problem that I have long despised!
09-22-2011, 07:40 AM #85
Belt came in yesterday. Pretty awesome. Do wish the skimpy one was out for the lady though. She'd like it a lot more. Post update when the blue one goes online please.I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011
09-22-2011, 10:16 AM #86Skiing powder worldwide
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great story, ordered
thanks and have a good winter
09-22-2011, 10:23 AM #87
09-22-2011, 10:39 AM #88
Got mine in the mail yesterday. Look awesome, can't wait to break it in on the bike this weekend.Keep it unclipped
09-22-2011, 11:19 AM #89
Mine arrived yesterday. Ditto, looks awesome. Can't wait to rawk it all winter. Nice touch was the "lift ticket" product tag. Can't believe no one has thought of that yet, wayyy cool touch.
Now Alka, when I wear this I expect to stomp AK booters like you or I want my money back. Or...I'd like to at least look good in the air off AK booters regardless of landing.
Well. I'd like to just go to AK and not get caught in the heli blades.
09-22-2011, 12:13 PM #90
Agreed - nice touch on the lift ticket style tag. Tried it on my ski pants and it's a big improvement over the rigid interior velcro adjustments... very comfortable.
09-22-2011, 01:03 PM #91
Well shit.... the regular sized belt buckle won't fit through the belt loops on my bike shorts. I'm going to have to get the chick-sized belt for those.
09-22-2011, 02:14 PM #92
BOOM! Ordered. Just need to get some matching pants now....
09-22-2011, 02:21 PM #93
09-22-2011, 03:00 PM #94
Do you really expect me to stop using my Gucci belt?
09-22-2011, 07:08 PM #95
Got mine and it looks good. Plan on using the one finger buckle release on my wife tonight. We'll just have to see if that interests her more than House Hunters on HGTV.
09-22-2011, 08:13 PM #96
Hell yeah mags! Thanks for the feedback and support. You guys totally rule.
To answer others, the new models should be up online within a month.
09-22-2011, 08:54 PM #97
Got mine today and it is going to keep my crack where it should be for quite some time. Kudos for getting the shipping part in order as it only took a week or so. Shipping in a reasonable amount of time is the biggest hang up for new companies IMO.
09-22-2011, 09:16 PM #98
09-22-2011, 09:36 PM #99
Sometimes I like to wear stretchy pants, it's nice. Good stretch for when I yard saleI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
20 days skiing in 2009/2010 (15 Powder days)
18 days skiing in 2010/2011 (15 Powder days)
16 days skiing in 2011/2012 (2 cat days and 11 Powder day's)
18 days skiing in 2012/2013 (12 powder day's)
09-22-2011, 10:28 PM #100
Okay now that I've had some time with my new belt, I have feedback.
Pros: For the price, it looks like you used very high quality webbing and buckle. That's about the nicest click I've ever heard from a plastic buckle.
Cons: We need a right-handed version. If you wear the belt properly, with the Arcade lettering right-side-up, you can't release the buckle and achieve the desired "fly away" of the free end of the belt. On my first attempt of this evening, the belt failed to achieve it's desired effect of getting me laid. I'll go practice my left-handed release and report back. (Not a big deal, but probably something you should have considered since pretty much everyone is right-handed)