Kitten Factory Ski Porn

So, did they work, and how were they? Show everyone proof that your ride was a success (or even a complete failure)!

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tufty
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Post by tufty » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:51 am

I don't particularly like the site.

On the landing page, there's a big dded slideshow that takes up half of my browser window, pushing the actual content off the page. Accompanied by the fact it's loaded *after* the page has loaded, meaning that the content is *actively* pushed down to where I can't see it. This makes me want to repeatedly punch your webdesigner in the arse until he shits himself.

Once you get off the landing page, the layout uses the same space, meaning that there's a (very nice) big picture of a pair of skis, but again, the useful information is off the page.

Remember, screens are getting wider, not taller, and not everyone maximises their windows.

Minor gripes - The menu rollover changes font when rolled over for me, meaning a nasty glitch as stuff expands and contracts. It's probably a platform issue with the choice of fonts. I'm on OSX running Chrome.

The store stuff is a bit glitchy. For example, I go to "the chairman", click "add to cart", and I'm told to select a size, despite there already being a cart selected.

The store won't let me order from Tajikistan (or, it would seem, anywhere in the world other than the US), so *why the dded* does it make me select a dded country? While I'm at it, if you put in an invalid postcode, it doesn't tell you the postcode is broken, merely that you can't order anything.

I really hope you're not handling credit card stuff in house.

I *haven't* tried breaking anything yet (breaking sites is something I am paid to do).

Otherwise, though, it's nice.

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Post by skidesmond » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:40 pm

I used Chrome on Windows Vista and no issues. I only viewed the pages and did not run through the pages to buy skis.

kylea
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Post by kylea » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:06 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate you taking the time to take a look and pick it apart. Keep it coming.

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MontuckyMadman
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Post by MontuckyMadman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:45 am

not much good advertising carbon skis if you dont list the weights.
sammer wrote: I'm still a tang on top guy.

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skimann20
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Post by skimann20 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:13 pm

construction page looks a lot like this one:
http://wubanger.com/construction/

kylea
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Post by kylea » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:03 am

Ooops. Haven't looked at the Wubanger construction page recently. We'll have to change that.

We will have weights and camber profiles listed shortly. We made some minor changes from prototypes to production and want to make sure we have accurate information before we post any false numbers.

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MontuckyMadman
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Post by MontuckyMadman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:51 am

I dont think the vds is a polyurethane like you state on your website.

Pretty sure its natural vulcanized rubber as per the spec sheet from haberkorn.
sammer wrote: I'm still a tang on top guy.

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Post by kylea » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:13 am

MontuckyMadman wrote:I dont think the vds is a polyurethane like you state on your website.

Pretty sure its natural vulcanized rubber as per the spec sheet from haberkorn.
You are correct that the picture is the vulcanized rubber from haberkorn. We use that, much like everyone else as a shear layer to promote the longevity of the bond between dissimilar materials in our layup.

We do however use a generous amount of polyurethane between our cores and our sidewalls. Polyurethane is a bit more difficult to get a macro shot of and most people outside of this website and pretty much all consumers, don't know what vds is.

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Post by kylea » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:29 am

MontuckyMadman wrote:I dont think the vds is a polyurethane like you state on your website.

Pretty sure its natural vulcanized rubber as per the spec sheet from haberkorn.
You are correct that the picture is the vulcanized rubber from haberkorn. We use that, much like everyone else as a shear layer to promote the longevity of the bond between dissimilar materials in our layup.

We do however use a generous amount of polyurethane between our cores and our sidewalls. Polyurethane is a bit more difficult to get a macro shot of and most people outside of this website and pretty much all consumers, don't know what vds is.

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MontuckyMadman
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Post by MontuckyMadman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:03 pm

Could you share more details on the type of tpu thicknes and suppliers?
sammer wrote: I'm still a tang on top guy.

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