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    New question here. how do i get sponsored

    any 1 kno how 2 get sponsored please tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerkid81
    any 1 kno how 2 get sponsored please tell
    one of the companies i know of will only sponsor you for freeriding if you have done a drop of atleast 50 feet.

    for downhill racing you need to get first in every race and never crash.

    hope that helps.

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    get down on yer knees.......
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    Huck to flat.
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    Shut up and ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerkid81
    any 1 kno how 2 get sponsored please tell
    Become extra good and race and win.... eventually sponsers will come...
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    send out a ton of full nude shots of yourself to mad companys. Worked for me.

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    ride your bike in front of the right people and they will say " dude i wanna sponser you heres a bike and a jersey and another bikeand your awesome!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    one of the companies i know of will only sponsor you for freeriding if you have done a drop of atleast 50 feet.
    Oh yea, who?
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    Don't suck

    Best tip is to not suck. That is how most people get free shirts and cliff bars from a company. Also, be good. A lot of sponsored people are good, and don't suck. Any more questions I can answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Oh yea, who?
    umm. pretty much every good company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    umm. pretty much every good company.
    Shows how little you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    I'm confused
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Start racing at a young age , have a quick learing curve or no fear , play other sports to stay athletic and don't care about getting hooked up just have fun and ride !
    Repete for 2-15 years and you should have good luck getting hooked up by someone .

    Win alot of races , have rad style, super suportive parents or good friends who will take you to races and show you the ropes helps too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Shows how little you know.
    I can't tell who's being sarcastic and who isn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Shows how little you know.
    konabiker got it, sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    I can't tell who's being sarcastic and who isn't?
    I'm confused
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    whoa. sponsored paint baller? that's hot.

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    sweet.....

    Wow, this is such a cool thread...........
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    A warning

    Well...

    I haven't been a sponsored mountain biker, but I have been sponsored in other sports, namely rock climbing and paintball and I will say this.

    Generally I've found if your doing something well enough to be sponsored, your already dumping far more money and time into said activity then you will ever make by getting sponsored. Face it, only a select few people will ever be good enough at mountain biking to actually get paid money to do it. A vast majority of 'sponsored' riders are getting free gear, or even gear just at manufacturers cost. This was how it worked for the sports I was involved in.

    In my experience, the costs associated with travel to things like NPPL tournaments or JCCA competitions was far more than the amount of gear and discounts that I received. I would estimate, atleast with paintball, i spent about 10x as much money travelling to compete and practice as I recieved in sponsorship benefits. And I was about as heavily sponsored as any non pro player could really hope to be. All of my sponsorships hinged on actively competing.

    I guess the point of the above paragraph is that getting sponsored for bragging rights is an expensive ordeal. You get sponsored because you love the sport and would be doing it regardless if you were getting free crap or not. Any help I could get to keep me playing or climbing was help I would take, but it often wasn't help I needed.

    Kyle Straight or Bender or Simmons and guys like that are so often taped that no one really cares if they are *******s or not (and I'm not saying they are). People are going to buy what they ride because they kick such large amounts of ass. But when your a no name amateur player / climber like I was, things like personality and PR skill come into play. Me, and most my team in general were well natured and approachable. We put in good words for our sponsors whenever we could. We weren't arrogant about it in the least. The result was visible in that the store we were sponsored by because one of the largest sellers of DYE barrels on earth, another sponsor we had. It worked out well for both parties. Had we the same performance in competitions that we had, but not been able to move our sponsors products, there would be no point in us being sponsored. The nice thing about above example, is that we were able to use the fact we created a noticable increase in sales for our sponsor to get other sponsors.

    So, some stuff to think about. Just keep riding.

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