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Swandog7You get get sponsored because you are great skier. Companies want to sell more products. They sponsor you because they think if you use their product so will someone else, thus selling more products. So I was wondering, if you live in Region A that a company does not sell as much product compared to Region B, can a person with the same skills and style more likely to be sponsored in Region A than Region B? Wouldn't a company target places that sell less than others places so they can boost thier sales in that area?
TallxTIts going to be depend on the person making these decisions for the brand and if they see value in having a local presence vs a purely online presence. Personally I think that you need these talented local riders to be repping your brand in order to compliment the brand's online presence. I don't have any statistics to say that this is true or not, but it certainly feels right. After this year I can tell you how it worked out with the additions I'm making to the clothing brand that I run.
ndyeI am disappointing I have not been contacted, how else are you going to exploit the ever growing Pakistani-American ski niche
TallxTyou're actually on my list haha. my bad i havent hit you up yet
jason...if you are canadian, it is 100x harder to make it in the ski/snowboard/skateboard industry. With a population the size of california, you're just not as marketable.
cydwhitNot sure I agree with this at all. I mean, feel free to correct me but I feel like there are plenty of high level Canadian pros, maybe even a disproportionate number if you compare it to population. Also, by your argument (which could very well be flawed, haven't checked the numbers) I would say Canada probably has a higher percentage of people involved in winter sports which means their market is a higher ratio of their total population.
Bishop or some other Canadian industry person feel free to correct me though.
Swandog7You get get sponsored because you are great skier. Companies want to sell more products.