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Caught Legend of Ahhhhhs at SIA last year, and spent some time chatting with you.  

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Welcome to EpicSki, StumpyJoe! 

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Alexzn,

 

Don't know how to break this to you... but I have been making product commercials and videos since the beginning of my career in 1983.  In fact, my commercial work has always supported (read subsidized) the ski films... from Swatch, Salomon and K2 in the early days to Disney's Super Bowl commercial with Tony Hawk... in 2001, advertising has always subsidized me making ski films.  Then there are the music videos... Is working for Willie Nelson selling out?  Again, the money earned from such a project subsidized my ability to make ski films.

 

Please realize I never do work for a company or artist that I do not believe in.  Opedix feels like being at Apple Computer in the early days... Go try a pair out and let me know whether I "sold out" or am helping people perform better with less fatigue.

 

And don't miss "Legend Of Aahhh's" in theaters this month.

 

Peace,

 

Stumpy

 

I'm not sure Opedix will help people as much as Swatch watches or Willie Nelson did, but I can't fault your desire to earn a living through your work.
 

 

post #64 of 67

This Company seems weak on customer service and their marketing approach to International Sales. When their sizing wizard seemed way out of kilter but yet they advised on the web page that the wizard is more accurate than going with standard sizing, I sent them an inquiry about that, and as well asked them if they had a Canadian distributor or retailers. 5 days later, and no reply. I'm in Canada, and the only shipping option they offer is Fed Ex for $35.00. On top of that FedEx may levy a further brokerage fee in order to assess the GST and duties on it. They do not offer USPS like an decent eBay seller would do so the resulting shipping would be more in the range of $12.00, with a $5.00 fee on the Canadian end for the Post Office to collect the Tax. In the meantime I checked all the major Canadian Retailers such as Monod Sports, Mountain Magic, and MEC, and the US retailers such as Sierra Trading Post and Backcountry.com, also no luck. I've struck their product off my list as these guys seem to have tripped over themselves to get their marketing hype spinning way ahead of their other wheels.

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When I was in grad school (long ago!) my master's thesis was on behavior of supraglacial streams. My field site was Capps Glacier in the Wrangell Mountains, near Chitistone Pass. The work was funded by the Defense Department, through the Arctic Institute of North America. The DoD's rationale was that land wars in the high mountains of Asia might happen (indeed 40 years later, in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush) and that they needed to understand the high-altitude, snow-dominated environments. A lot of good science came out of that project, including the high-altitude physiology studies on Mt Logan.

 

At that time, the Vietnam War was on. I was a hippie idealistic climber, and I expressed some concern to my advisor (the late Mel Marcus) about the propriety of accepting such support. He said, "Son, dirty money is still money." His other sage advice, which I pass on to my students, was, "The little questions need answering too."

 

So I've no beef with a great filmmaker doing commercial work to put a roof over his head, food on his table, and raise capital to make the films we like to watch. I also am happy with my Opedix, even buying a second pair so I can usually wear a clean pair and stink less.

 

(for the very few who might be interested in the supraglacial streams: a link to a journal paper)

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Thank you to all the EpicSki members that have been sharing with the community their feedback on the Opedix tights.  Based on the questions and comments that have been posted, we would like to share the results of a study that was completed on our knee support tights last year.  To view the entire study, please visit our web site at https://www.opedix.com/the-science and click on the link to download the report.  

 

Also, based on the requests from members, we are reactivating the EpicSki promotional code that we previously offered.  To get 10% off your Opedix purchase at http://www.opedix.com, please enter the code "epicski2012" in the shopping cart.

 

Not only are we getting a discount, Opedix is holding a contest just for EpicSki members to Win a Pair of Opedix Support Tights!!! Another reason to say, on behalf of the community of EpicSki.com, THANKS, Opedix! beercheer.gif

 

 

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Thank you to all the EpicSki members that have been sharing with the community their feedback on the Opedix tights.  Based on the questions and comments that have been posted, we would like to share the results of a study that was completed on our knee support tights last year.  To view the entire study, please visit our web site at https://www.opedix.com/the-science and click on the link to download the report.  

 

Also, based on the requests from members, we are reactivating the EpicSki promotional code that we previously offered.  To get 10% off your Opedix purchase at www.opedix.com, please enter the code "epicski2012" in the shopping cart.



Thank you for the discount code and for supporting the EpicSki Community through the contest.

The long days of training and preparing for a PSIA exam have encouraged me to get some to try.  Or should I say, "oi, my aching knees."?

 

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