So this is the question. My sister owns a very popular independent skateboard/snowboard/surf shop. It's a really cool cutting edge boutique type store. I've tried to convince her for some time to carry a few select skis. Only park type skis. I believe this would fit right in with the people she's already catering to. She seems to think she'll be the laughing stock with the other stores and also lose customers. She claims no hardcore type store has ever done that. This snowboard / ski barrier is BS. I kind of see her point in terms of racing skis and what not but park / freeride skis is a whole different thing. The videos, the magazines, the clothing, it's all exactly the same as the "hip" snowboarders she currently serves. Are there any other retailers out there who have this sort of setup? Does anyone else feel it's a good or bad idea? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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9/19/08 at 6:29pm