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Posted by: Stew (141.110.189.---)
Date: September 06, 2016 08:48AM

Last year at this time my friend was sponsored by a leather company in oregon and , in turn, the leather guy got flowed wood from ohio. The leather guy wanted the boards to be made for him and branded with his logo so he could sell them under his brand on his big cartel shop. My friend didn't care for that idea and had turned others down previous to this so, to not offend or burn bridges with others, he declined. Then, out of nowhere, he got a message saying leather man's board's "tail snapped". Recall, the board was free. It was, at the time of the alleged breakage, several months old, and NO PHOTO evidence of the used board was ever provided. My friend didn't care, because the guy was on flow, and sent another.

This replacement was flawed, or so we've been told, and if that's true its the first flaw in 100's of boards. Anyway my friend apologized for the hassle (since money hadn't changed hands) and offered another board to be shipped asap. Well, that flipped a switch in leather man's head and he began, and is still, posting disparaging nonsense about the board's maker and company. he is contacting everyone he can think of in an attempt to wreck my friend's business and reputation.

It is backfiring on leather man because people saw the apology, the repeated admissions of error, and the promises for more wood. They saw my friend say only great things about the leather, and the railz, and so on. They saw and read the leather man's vitriolic bologna everytime anyone commented in favor of my friend. Most who stood up for my friend were immediately blocked and had their comments deleted.

My friend has had more orders than ever as a result of this. He has sent back (though the etsy shop explicitly states, "no returns") all of the leather he'd ever gotten (free or paid) from Oregon.

Now accusations are flying that the returned box of leather was not leather, but rather a small fortune worth of pornography. Friends, that would be a "gift" if it had happened and my friend was in no mood to give a gift. As was the case with the allegedly flawed and or broken boards, there was never any photographic evidence about this alleged box or, at one point boxes, of porn either. there was no porn, only a bag of gummi dicks. One bag, suggesting the recipient might enjoy eating a dick. The package was addressed to the leather man.

If you are privy to this please know that my friend wants only to make the best boards he can. He does not want to hurt or insult anyone but he does have a finite amount of patience. If you are working with the leather man to help in his campaign of slander please know that you are only helping my friend and sending rail business to Red Curbs and Have Fun who, likely, get their rails from the same plastics manufacturer in Texas as does the leather man (though the ding dong, pun intended, pretends that he makes them).

Re: Crap
Posted by: Joon525 (65.51.254.---)
Date: September 06, 2016 10:30AM

If the board supplier is who I think it is I'm shocked anyone would ever believe that there's even one bone in his body that is negative or hurtful.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2016 12:38PM by Joon525.

Re: Crap
Posted by: bad seed (67.217.10.---)
Date: September 06, 2016 11:33AM

Is Bearded Pete still beefing with ANS?

Re: Crap
Posted by: Stew (99.183.186.---)
Date: September 06, 2016 07:04PM

The board maker is based in Cinncinnati. He is unpopular there, in some circles, revered in others. Then again, death threats and threats made to kids riding his boards must be dealt with. That aside, he is not mean or evil or even odd, he's actually fairly rad. Even one of his oldest, dirtiest, adversaries has said as much. In this case he only tried to make the situation right until he discovered that the leather man was being dishonest. I brought this here because it's a forum where the leather man cannot delete my comments and nor would my friends be lurked and harassed as he is doing to every Facebook group and IG post he can get his hands on.

Re: Crap
Posted by: Pickles (70.198.37.---)
Date: September 06, 2016 07:14PM

I know who I'm not buying my assless chaps from.

Re: Crap
Posted by: ween (168.244.5.---)
Date: September 07, 2016 08:35AM

Layne Krelps of Extremely Brisk?

Re: Crap
Posted by: Panda Watch (108.66.129.---)
Date: September 07, 2016 09:19AM

Trying to get my head around a skater not understanding that sometimes boards break. Has he been skating long? Has he seen the skateboarding videos?

Re: Crap
Posted by: Stew (141.110.189.---)
Date: September 07, 2016 10:24AM

How many companies would replace a board, given to the person for free, after several months of alleged use, without even a text messaged photo of the "flaw"?

How many leather men would go totally apeshit about not having the tracking number for this, second, free board soon enough?

Re: Crap
Posted by: Panda Watch (209.249.50.---)
Date: September 07, 2016 04:32PM

I don't think people that ride the same deck for 7 months generally get free skateboards. Sounds like the least useful Leatherman out there.

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