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Dear Bladers –
A lot of you have been wondering what I’ve been doing lately, and I apologize for being incommunicado. As most of you know, we decided to close down Trendkiller at the beginning of the year. It was a mutual decision, but as with any break-up, things haven’t been easy. In recent months, I’ve been busy moving from place to place and looking for a new way to pay for my life. Needless to say, it’s been a tad hectic.
Even though Mindgame and Trendkiller will cease to exist, I am still functioning as the creative director for Xsjado. So contrary to popular belief, I haven’t left rollerblading. In fact, I am really excited about the opportunity to concentrate on Xsjado, as I feel the product can contribute greatly to the industry’s growth. You may have heard that we added Damien Wilson to the pro team recently an addition we are really excited about. We are also working on a new line, featuring a new Basic Complete and Chris Farmer Boot. The new products should be in stores some time in August.
My new full-time gig is as marketing director for WebRidesTV http://www.webridestv.com/ . WebRides is an auto-enthusiast site that features original video pieces from profiles to car shows to shop tours. My big project has been to build and promote our new web community: The Garages. It is sort of a Myspace meets CarDomain meets PhotoBucket: http://webridestv.com/thegarage.aspx
Since my priority here is to generate traffic for the site and increase our userbase, I would appreciate it if all of my car enthusiast friends went on and built a Garage (check out the videos while you are there too). If you’re not an enthusiast, maybe you could pass the link on to someone who you think would enjoy the site. I’d really REALLY appreciate it.
Besides that, hit me up with anything except skates. You have to talk to Mark at Integrated about that (sorry, Mark). My new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . The unlearning address will be shut off in the next month or so.
I hope you’re all well. Take care.
8500 Steller Dr. Building 7
Culver City, CA 90232