Dave & I are at “crazy time” trying to get all the DODGE carbon fiber ski boots made to ship to our authorized boot fitters in the next week. We had a couple of production hiccups waiting for a new material but we’ve been getting lots done. The 245s and 255s are done; the 265s will be done today; I’m molding 235 lowers today and we should have the 275s molded in the next couple of days. Then we assemble and finish like mad men and send `em out.
We’re continuing to get some really good feedback from guys on the boots in South America and New Zealand. Charles Christianson is in Chile skiing with the Burke, Stratton and Vail kids and says “the boots are sick.” Canadian junior racer Chris Steinke is training in Antillanca, Chile and reports ” I’ve been ripping some GS … They feel awesome … My coaches love them.” And, we’re hearing continued good reports from NZ, including how the DODGE Ski Boot is doing in DH.
Changing gears, Dave & I had a great time Wednesday at the Warner Nickerson Golf Classic held Wednesday at Owl’s Nest Country Club in Campton, NH. Enjoyed meeting Warner’s mom Helen and brother Guy. We enjoyed being teamed up with BC coach Scott MacPherson and Dan Loman though we didn’t have stellar scores. Check out Dan’s website and blog at http://dan-loman.blogspot.com/.
The event raised a good amount of money for causes dear to Warner, including Adam’s Sailing Center and Gunstock Ski Club, and also helps Warner to fund his own independent ski efforts. Everyone there was really supportive and it’s a pretty good indicator of how much they like him when a signed poster of Warner brings more in the auction than a signed Ted Ligety race bib or a signed Bode helmet!! Way to go Warner. We’re proud to have you as part of the DODGE Ski Boot family.
Today it’s raining like crazy … hope no one is in a flood plain. I’ll be sweating over the boot heating press making parts and Dave will be assembling uppers and finishing up some of the jigs for trimming parts on the Motoman 3 robot laser. (Who, by the way, is doing a nice job. We haven’t heard much from his predecessor Motoman 1 since his retirement this summer … must be kicking back on a beach somewhere.)
Time to get to work so you folks can get some boots.