If you have seen some of our recent activity in the thread that I originally posted about ON3P Skis, you have probably ready that we were finally about to obtain the funding we needed to get started. It has been a long, long year working towards this and it definitely feels pretty good to [B]finally [/B]be up and running.
The last week has been pretty hectic, trying to finishing the graphics we needed to complete our line, reconnect with all our material suppliers so we can start purchasing materials, and negotiating the terms on our new factory, which is going to be just a bit nicer than our garage in Tacoma ;)!
Website is been slowly going up all week and for the most part, is now all up and running. [url]www.on3pskis.com[/url]. Nothing fancy, but functional and affordable, which for me is more important right now since I would rather have cash to spend on tools and materials than a super pretty, custom website. If you are having any issues with it, please let me know and we will try to get them resolved as soon as possible. Hopefully everything should be up and running smoothly.
Sam Caylor just officially made the move to Portland, and we will likely be looking to add a 3rd in the up-coming weeks, likely as some sort of paid internship that will last from mid-August to around December. If we like you, too, we might bring you back full time in the spring.
As far as our pre-sale - because it is later in the summer to start this than I originally wanted, we are only going to be taking a limited number of sales right now so we can focus on getting them delivered on time, at which point we will loop back around and press/finish the rest of our inventory. Once we reach our desired pre-sale number, we will stop the sale for the time being.
Even with some considerable material delay, I am confident that we should be able to start shipping out skis in early November and have every pair shipped by the end of the month. Just so you guys aren't in the dark about how ON3P is progressing, I am going to be doing weekly updates on the blog on our homepage which will detail how things are going and where we sit production wise.
Warranty info should be up on the website in the next few days.
Payment - right now we can only accept orders through paypal (with a paypal account) or by check or money order. We are working on getting a merchant account that will allow us to accept debit/credit cards up, and if that changes, I would post about it.
Construction - more details on the site but basically.....
-UHMW sidewalls and tipspacers
-22oz glass + biaxial/uniglass on certain models
-3" carbon string above cover
-Chip resistent nylon topsheet
-2.5mm wide edges
-1.8mm thick 4001 base material
-VDS Rubber over edge and sidewalls/tipspacers for improved bonding and vibration dampening
-Fiberglass mounting mat
We are offering the following skis....[url]http://on3pskis.com/?page_id=22[/url]
191cm Great Scott - 145/126/130 - Retail $649, Presale - $499
191cm/181cm/171cm Caylor - 148/120/140 - Retail $649, Presale - $499
191cm/181cm Wrenegade - 141/113/128 - Retail $599, Presale - $449
186cm/176cm Billy Goat - 140/115/120 - Retail $599, Presale - $449
181cm/171cm Jeronimo - 126/96/120 - Retail $549, Presale - $399
181cm/171cm Blue Steele - 113/85/113 - Retail $499, Presale - $349.
Personally, I think our presale pricing is damn good. More info about skis/specs and our history on the website. If you were curious to read our original thread on NS, you can check it out here.
I have had several people ask if we are doing more custom stuff like we did last year, or if skis are more set in stone. Flex wise, we have finalized the flex patterns we feel are best for each model. I might be able to make small changes here or there, but for the most part, the flexes are set.
Topsheets wise - if you really want a ski but absolutely hate the topsheet, just talk to me. I am sure we can work something out. I can only offer this for a brief period of time, though. Once I put in our topsheet order in the next few weeks, it is going to be a lot more difficult for me to be accommodating here.
So really, I guess that is it. I have a ton to do all week long, but contact me anytime with questions you might have.
New email - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always PM me as well.