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post #31 of 51

@wooley12  Shorts not twisted. There's other things but I guess since it's a side job it's no big deal.

 

Hey, if you're Dad was a bra salesman, y'all would like this video about the Apollo space suits:

Moon Machines: Space Suit  part of a superb dvd available at amazon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY_4vSmPMy0

post #32 of 51

Neat. Thanks. He sold those "Cross Your Hearts".  When he was in the nursing home he was known for his talent to be able to correctly judge the bra size of every female aide, nurse and doctor. :)  He had pulled the same schtick on my 15 y. o. girlfriend 40+ years earlier. The man had a gift.

post #33 of 51
No shorts-twists here wooley, :-) we appreciate the thoughts, always!
post #34 of 51
Thread Starter 
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My father was a bra salesman.

 

 

 

 

So...  What kind of a woman was Mom?  Super curious now :)

post #35 of 51

The smartest woman in the world. And a 34 B.

post #36 of 51

I'll vouch for Lemming aka Jasen very easy and responsive to deal with and despite the disaster to Dalton's family and Worth's inventory Jason still got me my Magics earlier this week.Sorry I can't give a report on how they ski because binding mounting is still in process also I'll never give you any report on bump skiing because there is nothing left in my knees. I'd really like to try them in 3d snow but since it hasn't snowed in 2 weeks and we haven't been out of the single digits as a high the snow is pretty firm in central Pa.and at best 2d.

post #37 of 51
I suggest mounting them at 2cm back from the dimple on the sidewall, SR. Thanks for your support, can't wait to hear your feedback!
post #38 of 51

well .. almost a year later .. another post....

 

Met the boys from Worth a couple years ago at Jay Peak.... went specifically for the Worth Demo day... glad I did... Added a custom top skin set of georges (for me) , and Magics (for her) .. and a set of the new bootleggers.. Haven't had a chance to try the bootlegers out ..but really pleased with the other 2..  the custom top skin aspect is as much fun as the ski's ...

 

 

My Georges

 

'*

post #39 of 51

I love what Worth is doing, but I got a ton of questions for/about them and their skis and it's hard to find info.  Just some old posts on here and TGR and some other places.  I'd really like to demo some of their skis, especially the Bootlegger.  Anyone know if:

1.  Worth is planning to have any demo days coming up?

2.  Is there another way to demo (does SkiHaus in Middlebury have the full line)?

3.  Are they still trying to build up their demo fleet after last year's fire or did they fix that with the run of this year's skis?

4.  Did they ever produce any sizes of the Bootlegger other than the 178?

post #40 of 51
I get the sense they don't care all that much about expansion. Just msg them for answers.

http://worthskis.com/contact/
post #41 of 51

Hi all,

 

We appreciate the interest in what is happening at Worth. The fire was a monumental change in our fortunes (we got almost all of our sales from demos), but it was not the only factor affecting us. Following the fire, we also learned that Praxis was no longer able to run production for us. This necessitated a search for a new production partner. We found an option with a facility in Quebec, where we ran the first test batch of Bootleggers last spring for evaluation. We were generally pleased with the results, though they were not exactly what we were getting from Praxis. However, we now face a challenge with meeting the minimum production requirements that this facility has in order to build for production, as well as tens of thousands of dollars in new tooling costs to set up to build the sizes and models in our line (each size of each model costs over $1000 in tooling and set-up, before you even build skis).

 

We do not currently have any demos, or new product in stock. Skihaus of Vermont is completely sold out, and Outdoor Gear Exchange has one or two pair left. I, personally, own one pair of our skis - the only pair of MegaGeorges in existence - which I do send out with folks from time to time. They are the best, most ideal skis for me I have ever owned, so I do twinge just a little with the knowledge that they are essentially irreplaceable..... :-)

 

We have, to date, undertaken this as more of a hobby, or side project than anything. All three of us have full time jobs that support our families, and to hang that up to chase building a ski brand is a substantial risk. At this point, we also find ourselves at a moment when, to grow the brand or, indeed, to keep it moving, it needs dedicated energy and attention. While we consider this, we are in a holding pattern, evaluating our ability to sink resources we don't readily have, along with finding a way to apply more energy and attention than we have already, to making it happen. Of course, there is also the very real factor that part of building a brand like this means spending days off driving, turning binding screws and standing under demo tents, instead of skiing with our kids. And, of course, we have spent far more than the business has brought in, out of our own pockets, to make it work. That's not a complaint, it goes with the territory. But will be a factor in our decision-making process.

 

I don't know yet where this will go. It has been really wonderful to be able to connect with fellow skiers, offer them a great product and share in their excitement. It has been especially gratifying to me to see how well received the designs have been. Folks who have tried our products had a great time on them, and there are few things better than seeing our work making fellow skiers have an even better time on the hill than they already were. Whether or not we are able to move forward, it is a source of real pride for me that we were able to build such a great brand and connect so well with so many in such a short time and with no resources. Skiing is a wonderful community to be a part of, and we truly enjoy contributing to it in our own way. 

 

Where to go from here? Not sure. Maybe it means bringing on another partner who can pursue it as a full time gig. Maybe it needs to change hands to new ownership. Maybe we need to figure out how to fund our own production facility (!). Maybe it should wrap up. Maybe there are other options. It's hard to say at this point, but if folks are interested in being part of the evolution, feel free to contact me. I apologize for the novella, here, but I have always thought it was important to be as up front and transparent with our brand as possible.

 

Thanks, stay in touch, and shred on!

 

Jason

 

jason at worth skis dot com


Edited by Lemming - 2/19/15 at 8:19am
post #42 of 51

Jason,  I guess I might have the largest fleet of Worth's. If anyone is interested in trying some out pm me and come up to the Middlebury College Snowbowl. I have a Marcy, George and Humpback. All easily set up with demo bindings. Hope you guys figure out and do what's best for you and skiing with family is number 1, your kids are turning into little rippers.

post #43 of 51

Thanks, SBer! See you up there tomorrow?

post #44 of 51

Jason,

 

Thanks for posting.  I hope you and the other Worth guys can figure out a plan that works for you.  I'm sure I'm not along in saying I thought you guys were filling a need in providing skis designed with the East Coast in mind.  I've always felt that because a lot of the indies and even some of the big guys are located out West and the trend in ski design reflects the conditions in which they ski and test their skis.  You guys seemed to have your finger on the pulse of what an Eastern ski needs, so good luck figuring out your next steps.

 

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post #45 of 51
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Jason,  I guess I might have the largest fleet of Worth's. If anyone is interested in trying some out pm me and come up to the Middlebury College Snowbowl. I have a Marcy, George and Humpback. All easily set up with demo bindings. Hope you guys figure out and do what's best for you and skiing with family is number 1, your kids are turning into little rippers.


and I've to the magic (tech set up) , George (Barrons)  and Bootlegger (304- 318 BSL)   if any one wants to try them in the Conway area

post #46 of 51

Jason thanks for the update.

 

My Daily Breads are the first (semi) wide rockered skis I've used and they are really sweet.  They have changed the sport for me, allowing me to do a better job staying with the true experts who are my friends. I can't believe how light they are and how much punishment they take. (Think Hickory).  I believe they are an ideal quiver of one ski for NY.

 

Man I hope it works out, but totally understand having to draw a line on a labor of love.

 

Rock on you guys.

post #47 of 51
Hey all, thanks again for the support. From the "patience pays" camp, I have a brief update. I was contacted yesterday by the principal of a new facility opening this summer, and it looks like we may have an opportunity to build again in smaller batches with faster turn times. If this pans out, we will be much better able to quickly fill orders as they come in. Since this facility involves people who were involved in our original production, we can also be sure of consistency with our past product. I'm stoked, and will be sharing more in the next few months as this firms up. Right now, we may be looking at a late summer build session.
post #48 of 51

WOW very cool! I am going wider yet again.

post #49 of 51

Jason,

 

Any progress update?  If you are going into production, will the 2015-2016 line include the Bootlegger (hopefully with an expanded offering of lengths, maybe something in a 184 or 185 ish)?

 

Good luck trying to get things into production.

post #50 of 51

I meet with the new production folks this week, will take a look at some samples of what they are building (though I feel pretty confident it will be exactly what we are used to.

 

I anticipate the Bootlegger returning, likely it will replace the Humpback. The feedback on the Bootlegger shape was excellent, and there is a healthy clamoring for it to carry forward from the initial prototype run. We will roll out models as we get orders. So far it looks like Magic and George models will be first to roll out. But we can run any of the shapes/sizes with sufficient orders.

 

Thanks for hanging in there!

post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Lemming View Post

I meet with the new production folks this week, will take a look at some samples of what they are building (though I feel pretty confident it will be exactly what we are used to.

I anticipate the Bootlegger returning, likely it will replace the Humpback. The feedback on the Bootlegger shape was excellent, and there is a healthy clamoring for it to carry forward from the initial prototype run. We will roll out models as we get orders. So far it looks like Magic and George models will be first to roll out. But we can run any of the shapes/sizes with sufficient orders.

Thanks for hanging in there!

I'm curious where you'll be demoing around here next season. Anything in the works?
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