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"Stab Magazine in Australia reports that with the exception of Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Mark Healey, Craig Anderson and Stephanie Gilmore, allegedly all of Quiksilver's surf team has been released. Travis Rice is the only one that remains on the snowboard payroll, and Tony Hawk will represent their skateboard interests.
Additionally, DC Shoes, who is owned by Quiksilver, has axed their BMX and surf programs."
I am not quite sure if he is dropped or not, the US and the Europe Quiksilver are managed separately, which is why Woodsy and Candide are sponsored by Quiksilver but no North American skiers are. If you look at the current non-updated sites you will see that the .com site team consists of purely snowboarders and the .co.uk version is a mix. And going by that article they still don't know what is actually going on so give it a bit before drawing conclusions.
Pretty much exactly this. The long duck dong jacket or whatever from years back was like impossible to find, along with the fact that few words had how many premiers in all of north america? Four. Toronto, Boulder, Salt Lake, Whistler. I just don't get it, Art of Flight had/has a premiere in like every town in the world.
i dont see anywhere in there that he is dropped. It said they are making cuts. He wasnt named specifically so ill assume he's probably on par with T.Rice and will remain as their sole ski athlete. They should really pair up candide and travis for a cross sport movie. It would be like TITA and Few words had a baby.
That was their idea 10-15 years ago. But QS has been losing lots of money of the past few years primarily due to their smaller sub brands. They were also the first company to offer FULL sponsorships to their athletes, so that means salary. With all the new brands getting by these days QS has somewhat fallen by the wayside, so it's no wonder they have to cut a lot of their athletes to make up for lost revenue.
The reason I know all this is because I did my masters thesis on a full company analysis of QS