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An open letter to Meatheads/Ski the east

Sparky

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To put it bluntly I can buy Tee-shirts anywhere, ski movies dedicated to the East, not so easy. I realize that there is now free videos on your website, however watching a few minutes here and there just isn't the same. I have been enjoying your films since "Schooled". Every year they have got better and the Bonus Movie is often the best part. If it's a matter of money I for one would be glad to pay a few bucks more to have the real movies back. I really don't want to have to rely on the people running Warren Miller Entertainment (aka Ski everywhere but the East) for the ski fix that I will desperately need around the middle of July.
Please reconsider and give us back our Eastern ski movies.
 

Puck it

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They stopped doing it because they needed to get real jobs to earn a living for their families. There was just not enough money in the movies considering the time need to produce it.
 

DJAK

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To put it bluntly I can buy Tee-shirts anywhere, ski movies dedicated to the East, not so easy. I realize that there is now free videos on your website, however watching a few minutes here and there just isn't the same. I have been enjoying your films since "Schooled". Every year they have got better and the Bonus Movie is often the best part. If it's a matter of money I for one would be glad to pay a few bucks more to have the real movies back. I really don't want to have to rely on the people running Warren Miller Entertainment (aka Ski everywhere but the East) for the ski fix that I will desperately need around the middle of July.
Please reconsider and give us back our Eastern ski movies.

No argument about this premise. But some perspective...

If you have a Roku or similar internet TV it's pretty good to watch the "webisodes" in order. Each is 30-60 mins of stoke. Yes the DVD's were rad. It is a matter of sustaining at all. What works for young single dudes (travel non stop to maybe break even on an annual film limited by geography and market) does not work when trying to grow a viable business and settle down a bit. We're all in our 30's now. It's a dying medium (DVD sales) compared to online distribution, especially when trying to build a retail brand (Ski The East) that actually sustains along with event series and such. We're in 50+ shops and growing every year! Or trying to. :)

Again, yes, the DVDs were rad. And it's cool that you'd pay a few extra bucks. The public as a whole, not so much. We're doing our best to keep the shred alive in our new projects!
 

thetrailboss

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To put it bluntly I can buy Tee-shirts anywhere, ski movies dedicated to the East, not so easy. I realize that there is now free videos on your website, however watching a few minutes here and there just isn't the same. I have been enjoying your films since "Schooled". Every year they have got better and the Bonus Movie is often the best part. If it's a matter of money I for one would be glad to pay a few bucks more to have the real movies back. I really don't want to have to rely on the people running Warren Miller Entertainment (aka Ski everywhere but the East) for the ski fix that I will desperately need around the middle of July.
Please reconsider and give us back our Eastern ski movies.

Agreed. Sad to see the videos go.
 

Sparky

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No argument about this premise. But some perspective...

If you have a Roku or similar internet TV it's pretty good to watch the "webisodes" in order. Each is 30-60 mins of stoke. Yes the DVD's were rad. It is a matter of sustaining at all. What works for young single dudes (travel non stop to maybe break even on an annual film limited by geography and market) does not work when trying to grow a viable business and settle down a bit. We're all in our 30's now. It's a dying medium (DVD sales) compared to online distribution, especially when trying to build a retail brand (Ski The East) that actually sustains along with event series and such. We're in 50+ shops and growing every year! Or trying to. :)

Again, yes, the DVDs were rad. And it's cool that you'd pay a few extra bucks. The public as a whole, not so much. We're doing our best to keep the shred alive in our new projects!


Growing up is a bitch.
 
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