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Dec 2, 2010
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If this goon Aaron is for real, then this whole thread belongs in the "What's up with people hating boulderers?" thread. Please some one tell me this isn't real! I just don't think I can sleep at night unless some one does.

P.S. Mike Anderson, handjobs from a climber suck I think he should stick to BJ's. We may have good grips but the calluses and flappers are a real turnoff.
Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Joined Aug 23, 2010
36 points
Dec 2, 2010
Good point. Mike Anderson
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Nov 15, 2004
3,094 points
Dec 2, 2010
Mike Anderson wrote:
Here's my understanding of how it works.... If you are truly deserving, they will find you. Few are truly deserving. If you're not, try to hang out with those that are...go on trips with them, maybe you'll get your photo in a mag spotting Dave Graham, or you'll make it into a climbing video "chillin' at the campfire". This will get you some name recognition. If you have a gift for hyperbole and risk exaggeration, you could write the article about the ground-breaking trip that you and your bros (insert famous climber names here) went on. This give you the chance to over-grade routes you-would-have-sent-but-the-crew-wanted-to-check-out-a-new-area, and drop names of all the sponsored climbers you supposedly burned off. Go crazy with gratuitous product placement. This will make it clear to prospective employers that you have no soul. Learn to give a good BJ or hand job...ask around at the campfire, I'm sure the other sponsored guys will have some tips. Get into the Trade show any way you can. Get a job as a janitor there if you have to. Go to all the climbing booths and tell them that you're there as an athlete from some other company, but that you're interested in expanding your operations. They'll assume you must be legit because they're too lazy/don't care. Your BJ skills will come in handy during the after parties. And the most important thing: lie. Lie like crazy about all the sick routes you've put down. By the time people realize you're full of shit, you'll already have your foot in the door, and once you're in, you're in...it's like the mafia.


Post of the new day.
Umph!
Joined Nov 8, 2004
277 points
Dec 2, 2010
Just a teaser
mcarizona wrote:
What about beer sponsorship? PICK ME UP SIERRA!


Totally. I've been rockin Golden City Brewery stickers and shirts for a couple years now while climbing and nothin... I mean I look really, really good in them. But my beer is not comped when I show up at the brewery. What gives
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Dec 2, 2010
It can't be that hard, my dog did it.
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Dave Meyers
From Golden, CO
Joined May 1, 2006
28 points
Dec 2, 2010
rockerwaves
Monty wrote:
Totally. I've been rockin Golden City Brewery stickers and shirts for a couple years now while climbing and nothin... I mean I look really, really good in them. But my beer is not comped when I show up at the brewery. What gives

That's the thing about sponsors. It's cool that you support them but if your not a personal bro dude, WELL?
It all boils down to the cold hard question. WHAT exactly have you done for me lately or ever!
I have had a pro deal for one thing or another more or less for most of my life.
I have had a Bro deal for the same length of time and the Bro kicks the Pro all day long, every day!!
So be real, be nice, charge hard, Be a BRO !
And thet's all I got to say about that. So there.
Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Joined Mar 16, 2007
4,261 points
Dec 6, 2010
rockerwaves
To quote Mike Anderson,
"Here's my understanding of how it works.... If you are truly deserving, they will find you. Few are truly deserving."
Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Joined Mar 16, 2007
4,261 points
Dec 7, 2010
Olaf Mitchell wrote:
Here's my understanding of how it works.... If you are truly deserving, they will find you. Few are truly deserving.

+1, climbing to get sponsored is the wrong reason to climb.
Cole Phinney
From Sheridan, Wy
Joined Feb 1, 2010
50 points
Dec 17, 2010
Leading up pitch 2 of Moby Dick, Cochise Stronghol...
On a related note...

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K-Tanz
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Sep 27, 2010
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