As anyone with a PhD would know, RideOnTop has simply asked a question,
what do you think about this, regarding a recent article and the manufacturer of certain products. It’s unfortunate that a company with seemingly good core values (supporting vets and those suffering mental illnesses, which is awesome) would not embrace the views of others and respond by positively backing their product.
Our one comment has sparked the following responses from Nope. Snowboards:
you have to bash us
if we are attacked – we attack back
If you’ve been following along, you may be interested in the kind words we’ve received from Nope. Snowboards. (side note: the first paragraph reads like a fairy tale, and the second one makes little sense).
Email to RideOnTop:
I was just getting to your email, when our marketing department informed us you ripped us online. So I guess working together to get the real message of NOPE out is a no go at this point. However, you have riled up some of our crew. So before this goes to far, let me just set the record straight. My partner and I started NOPE because I, as a university professor invented a very powerful microscope and had it stolen from me by greedy, evil people. One night at dinner, my partner and I, she is a surgeon, said you know with the insurance companies ripping people off, the trouble in government and banking, what happened to us in our careers and especially homelessness, we had enough, we said no more or NOPE.
I love snowboarding been doing it for a long time, grew up on the east coast, and it was snowboarding when my eureka moment came to me finishing the microscope – so it is important to me. So we wanted to tell our stories, things that affected us, and hire artist, real artist to tell our stories through pictures, and thought it would be cool to do it on a board. Then we decided that having a portion of the proceeds help those who are less furtunate would be great. I have ridden most everything, use to love the Un Inc brand, by Burton, but rode Monson last few years, just customs – and I like the product, so as neither myself or my partner is a board maker, and our boards were about art – we decided that Ryan Monson’s boards, made in the USA, would be a great medium for our messages, our art and our charity work -
So your comments on our facebook were missing the point, we are a snowboard company, but it is our canvas for our stories, and if not a single person ever buys our boars, so what, we do it for us and for those that need help – we sell our products to other doc’s friends and family to support our charities – for instance, the Soldier On board is a tribute to my dad a vietnam vet, and we support homeless and returning vet’s with the money -
We made NOPE for us, for them, and because we love boards, but Ryan’s boards are secondary to our message – yes we are pushing some new designs for next year, dual camber, and I have an idea for a new shape, as I have a PhD in physics – but for now, we just want to help others -
With all this said, I dont know who you all are, or this Angry Snowboarder guy, who would name themselves angry? but if you have to bash us go ahead, but understand – we are educated and we will only take so much, we do not want to have enemies for trying to be good people, but if we are attacked – we attack back – we are limitless in our resources, we will pay lawyers all day long until our opponent has nothing left, and that is not a threat that is very serious, – I will be talking to them tomorrow – about the NOPE ya bastards comment -
It is too bad you could not appreciate that we spend 5-10K on a single art piece – that they are personal and they help others
XXX (name removed for privacy)
And a comment on our recent article “But I am trying Hard”:
Angry phd Says:
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:44 pm e
Nope is run by doctors who donate a large part if their time and money to non profits and charities â€“ NOPE is a movement a cause â€“ that you miss that makes your article ridiculous
As for the tool who said he was an engineer and nope can’t afford him “ nope has resources and is run by doctors using snowboards as their medium for messages “ I know these guys and i can tell you they could wipe their asses with what the œmechanical eng makes and still have a nice dinner “ attacking a charitable organization because you have no brand and nothing to lose makes you a loser “ there market is not little boys with cheap ass websites but educated professionals who don’t live in their moms basement “ people who know their money spent helps others
I guess you thought nope was started to please you “ NOPE
amazing you attack a charitable company â€“ as for boards love monsoon boards and nope is pushing design and graphics but enjoys their relationship with monson “ they are great guys”
Angry phd Says:
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:52 pm e
Angry should be careful real careful lawsuits are my specialty and I gauratee I have more money his bs stops now get ready asshole
Now if my monkey brain will allow me to break this one down, there will be some form of legal implications for ending our article with ya bastards!. I’d like to raise a couple points:
1. Please review our articles and note that “ya bastards!” is a signature of our top writer.
2. they could wipe their asses with what the mechanical eng makes and still have a nice dinner
3. And “you have no brand and nothing to lose makes you a loser”
4. And “little boys with cheap ass websites but educated professionals who don’t live in their moms basement”
5. And “Angry should be careful real careful lawsuits are my specialty and I gauratee I have more money “ his bs stops now get ready asshole”
…..may all be considered slanderous?
It’s pretty cool when a PhD and lots of money makes you right.