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  1. #1
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    Boycott Grenade Gloves


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    Thanks for this.

    I've been boycotting them for a long time now because, it seems, every fucking douchebag driver on I-70 in CO has a Grenade sticker on their Subaru WRX or 4Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunit130 View Post
    Thanks for this.

    I've been boycotting them for a long time now because, it seems, every fucking douchebag driver on I-70 in CO has a Grenade sticker on their Subaru WRX or 4Runner.
    Ain't that the truth. Their gloves are pretty crappy anyway...

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    Though it did seem to start as a bit of a misunderstanding, grenade seems to be run by a douche-bag.

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    I have never bought Grenade gear as it seems pretty douche-y. Now I know why.
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    pathetic.

    It boggles the mind that someone can be a CEO of a company for which marketing/hype/image is such a key component of success and yet be so oblivious to the damaging powers of social media when shit like this goes viral. Seriously, all he has to do is take 30 seconds to do quick mental cost benefit calculation. Clearly the risks to image/reputation should violently tip the scale towards just paying the photog, No?

    Here's hoping this snowballs into enough of something that the CEO realizes what a fucktard he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeatownSlackey View Post
    pathetic.

    It boggles the mind that someone can be a CEO of a company for which marketing/hype/image is such a key component of success and yet be so oblivious to the damaging powers of social media when shit like this goes viral. Seriously, all he has to do is take 30 seconds to do quick mental cost benefit calculation. Clearly the risks to image/reputation should violently tip the scale towards just paying the photog, No?

    Here's hoping this snowballs into enough of something that the CEO realizes what a fucktard he is.
    +1, was about to say exactly this. How does someone with this level of retardation get a job anywhere, nevermind as a CEO?

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    I don't even know what a grenade glove look like, why do I see their stupid logo so often?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeatownSlackey View Post
    pathetic.

    It boggles the mind that someone can be a CEO of a company for which marketing/hype/image is such a key component of success and yet be so oblivious to the damaging powers of social media when shit like this goes viral. Seriously, all he has to do is take 30 seconds to do quick mental cost benefit calculation. Clearly the risks to image/reputation should violently tip the scale towards just paying the photog, No?

    Here's hoping this snowballs into enough of something that the CEO realizes what a fucktard he is.
    So, are you gonna man up and create a "Grenade Gloves Suck" facebook page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunit130 View Post
    So, are you gonna man up and create a "Grenade Gloves Suck" facebook page?
    you musta missed the "slackey" portion of my user name.

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    I never bought any of their shit and I will make sure no one else I know does either. What a bunch of pricks ! Can we get some Fuck Greande stickers made up ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
    I never bought any of their shit and I will make sure no one else I know does either. What a bunch of pricks ! Can we get some Fuck Greande stickers made up ??

    Just post it on facebash and get some friends to do the same. It will spread fast. I've put it up there. The artists that support these industries and make them viable deserve fair compensation.

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    What a PR fuck-up!..... A simple "shit, sorry dude our mistake, we'll give you atribution or take the photo down, pay you a small sum or give you a pair of gloves" type reply and none of this happens..... I think there may be a job at BP for this guy!

    Follow leelau's Google-bomb approach so when anyone searches grenade they see what a douche the boss is!

    I know I've seen exchanges like this before with other brands........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramsey View Post
    What a PR fuck-up!..... A simple "shit, sorry dude our mistake, we'll give you atribution or take the photo down, pay you a small sum or give you a pair of gloves" type reply and none of this happens.....

    and here in lies the heart of the problem...

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    This line is pretty astounding:

    The photos I received were not watermarked or noted as your work so I had no way of knowing if they belonged to you or anyone else.
    Well SOMEONE had to take the photo.

    I can understand how a small, startup company might make this kind of mistake. If a person is new to the industry, they could just be completely ignorant of how things work. But Grenade is a pretty big company, and they've been around for a number of years. There's no way the CEO or web designer or ANYONE in the company can play ignorant to this one.
    They knowingly used a photo without permission.

    The rider doesn't own the photo and can't give you permission to use it. This isn't a new concept, and I can guarantee Grenade has purchased hundreds of photos for ads over the years. They know how the process works. The CEO is aware of what's going on, and he's just trying to be a dick.

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    A shitty sticker company that makes crappy gloves and goggles on the side. I agree with the pursuit of legal action. Can the CEO really be that stupid? Thanks for sharing.

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    Did my duty and facebooked it up. I suggest everyone do the same. I have to imagine this guys blog doesn't get the amount of traffic we could all produce by getting the word out there. The CEO mentioned some "grass roots campaign" well lets show him what a grass roots campaign is and put those fuckers out of business.

    #1 rule in life for me is you don't steal. Seriously, thieves fucking disgust me and they have admitted using his picture and are trying to blur the lines of who's fault it is to pay for what amounts to probably a small amount of money for the Grenade business. But just like all idiot business owners, they will find the negative backlash will be far worse than if they just sucked it up and paid the photog his just due. Fuck them.

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    from their site...'never worn a suit to work' so core dude, what a dickhead...

    The Grenade Manifesto

    This movement has been going strong for 7 years now. We have never worn a suit to work a single day in our lives and arenít about to start now. Our eyes are open, each day we use them to view the world in a new light, everyday we learn new lessons and we incorporate these discoveries into our products, making them better by the moment. When you fail to see new possibilities, you have become exactly what THEY want you to be. Humans are not submissive by design. They allow themselves to become that way. We are kids; we will never lose that. Even when our skin has turned splotchy and wrinkled we will still be listening to rock & roll and coming to work hung over. We are here to live on, join us!

    Our products are forged from a lifestyle, one that sustains the means for our existence. We hope to deliver them to you this year in a more efficient manor. To bring you our biggest line ever, we will be running Grenade GS7 Super Logistics, a program we developed to expedite the ordering, shipping, and receiving process. This will bring us steps closer towards world domination.

    As always we would like to thank anyone and everyone who has supported us over the years. You are the blood running through these veins.

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    never cared for the products and that will continue, poor move on grenade part....

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawjack View Post
    The Grenade Manifesto

    This movement has been going strong for 7 years now. We have never worn a suit to work a single day in our lives and arenít about to start now. Our eyes are open, each day we use them to view the world in a new light, everyday we learn new lessons and we incorporate these discoveries into our products, making them better by the moment. When you fail to see new possibilities, you have become exactly what THEY want you to be. Humans are not submissive by design. They allow themselves to become that way. We are kids; we will never lose that. Even when our skin has turned splotchy and wrinkled we will still be listening to rock & roll and coming to work hung over. We are here to live on, join us!
    Fuckin' A, Core, MAN!!! X∞

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    Also linked to Facebook, this should be viral very soon.

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    Thumbs up Join the movement today!


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    I never liked their golves...

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    I *HOPE* they get 10,000 emails from angry maggots. I sent my email.
    Email to JC@grenadegloves.com

  25. #25
    advres Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    I never liked their golves...
    No one with a brain does. They fall apart, they look like shit and they don't keep your hands warm. I worked at Eastern Boarder back in the day and they sold shit tons of Grenade gloves. They were the only ones I ever saw comeback for warranty issues.

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