Get your Bitch on for $15.00?
17 Sep, 2008
Earlier this summer I was at work talking with a co-worker about my blog when she received an email that told her she gets a free snowboard, really surprised by it at the time. She told me she gets emails from Bitchboards and that’s who is giving her this snowboard. Needless to say, when I checked my own emails later I had the same “you get a free” snowboard email.
I can’t really turn down a free snowboard either…I mean it’s free. I figured even if I wouldn’t keep it or just ride it for review purposes that I’d take the board cause I know of a couple girls who might want it. In the end it wasn’t really free, it cost $15.00 to ship…so even still $15.00 for a snowboard, sure…send it my way.
Well it arrived yesterday in the size I requested which is a size smaller than I would normally ride, but I figure the smaller size is great cause Steve’s girlfriend who wants to learn to shred this year. I think I got a pretty good trade, Steve doing my artwork and designs for this blog for a whole setup for his girlfriend to ride with, basically my old bindings and boots.
This makes it the 2nd time I have received a Bitchboard for free or really cheap ($15.00). My first Bitchboard was sent to me and a couple others girls on snowboard.com to give feedback for the boards, how they rode. I wrote up a huge long thing about how it rode and sent it on the way to Alex the owner of the company. I actually prefer to return boards that I don’t plan to ride other than for reviews, I could have a stock of Never Summer’s sitting around but it takes up space and what I won’t ride all the time…someone else will. My biggest issue with the 06-07 board was it was stiffer than most of the Never Summer’s I’ve rode (that’s saying a lot) and the construction was off (too mixed up in how it was built). The board I just received looks better in construction than the previous model I had. In the end I could have kept the 06-07 model around as the smallest stiffest pipe board I’d ever be on…but I don’t like the name Bitch and I didn’t need the board. I ended up trading the snowboard for a Starbucks gift card.
What company gives away snowboards to people on the mailing list? Just the cost of shipping alone, you are spending money but not getting anything in return other than putting your boards out on snow to be seen. I know of a couple other girls that might have picked up the boards from the $15 shipping and it does put the boards on snow for others to see…but at what cost? I guess we’ll see what happens in the future and how Bitchboards are interpreted on snow…by women.