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11/10/2015 11:32 PM

LZ > Augie , Denim , now Sean .

Coincidence is out of question . Must be something internally . Any thoughts ? Besides "Adam is a fruitcake and Sean is a G lolololol" . I wonder what specifically it is . His attitude ? His image ? Is it Rich ? Is it the YouTube channel ?

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11/10/2015 11:39 PM

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Click to apply plus advertising on Insta . Huh ? Looks like the whol company got switched inside out . Mad love for Lewis and Adam
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11/11/2015 7:56 AM

Yeah, the click to get sponsored thing is lame.

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11/11/2015 8:10 AM

Isn't Sean one of those Woodward kids , you'd think he'd get along great with lz

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11/11/2015 11:37 AM

If you have been working in a fast food joint working in kitchen frying chicken for months in hot greasy work place, then the manager hires a new supervisor, leap frogging everyone who's been working in the joint just because he has more followers on youtube. It sucks.

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11/11/2015 12:33 PM

adam lz is scared to ride newburgh lets just put that out there haha. all the CT kids are

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11/11/2015 12:56 PM

off stranger and primo. Funny cuz this stem promo just came out last week.


The fuck is primo going to do with all those front loads now?? loLOloLLOlol

Stranger going through a minor image change seems like. Trying to appeal to those LZ fans maybe?? Business is a funny thing. They'll find another brand, no big deal.
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11/11/2015 3:21 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

Yeah, the click to get sponsored thing is lame.

It's not gonna be like that. It's like rider input. WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT.

I love the way Stranger is going. I didn't care for any rider they dropped, apart from Sean, but Sean LEFT or his contract ended. He is probably gonna get a WAY better sponsor anyways. He has always had kinda crap companies sponsoring him. Premium, Stranger was a step above that, Primo is whatever, good but not as great as it could be. He will get on someone better, hard to say who. Probably something like Cult or Federal or some shit like that.

Stranger is making the best decisions yet. Dropping the people that have the image they don't want. They're gonna probably be seeing Gabe Brooks leaving too I bet. He may stick around though, you never know.

LZ will make the money. The riders giving input is great. I'd test some of that shit! I guarantee it is the best move forward yet.

BMX Sponsorship is taking a turn guys. Riders gotta be more relatable, plain and simple. Harry Main, Scotty Cranmer, and a few others are doing it the way it ought to be. Showing the general public what it means to be a rider and a role model.

Face it, lots of real young kids are what makes money in BMX. Not most of us. Most dudes on here barely spend that much on riding. The 50 bucks here and there or the one build they have isn't what cuts it. It's complete bikes, and trendy shit like colored tires and funky seats and frames with the same geo with a different color called signature.

Little kid's parent's will buy what they can afford, but the kid is gonna pester them to have the "Stranger LZ Complete" (bet that happens too) before they have the Aaron Ross one now. Regardless of quality. Parent's will eat it up. LZ is a parent's wet dream for a kid. Not so much as Tristan Sagastume. LZ gets good grades, treats women with respect, and is straight edge and barely curses (on camera). It's easy thinking people.

BMX needs to make money, and THIS is how it works. Trends and smarter sponsorship. I love it that way too. It doesn't lose it's badassness that it has, but it has that entry level relatability it's gonna need to get kids in and hooked.

It shouldn't mean an end to the older style of BMX. In no way. Just a new side it lacked before. It was a triangle, now it'll be a square. It's great.

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11/11/2015 3:36 PM

I would laugh so hard if ricany is never sponsored again. I've never liked him.

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11/11/2015 3:52 PM

Will their be an Adam lz signature frame called the Mickey Mouse frame ? That's what I'm wondering

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11/11/2015 4:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2015 4:52 PM

Next is Gabe Brooks, I can feel it. He's too much of a g for Stranger's new image.

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11/11/2015 5:05 PM

Will they add Nigel to the team ? I could see it

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11/11/2015 5:59 PM

Any female who can bunny-hop with more that a few thousand followers on IG/youtube will probably get sponsorship from Stranger.

Other companies are already adding female riders on their flow team due to vagina alone.

Hookridick can get a stanger sponsorship! i'm super excited.

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11/11/2015 8:10 PM

Meh, I don't really have a problem with the whole "click here to apply" thing... I think it might give unknown riders a chance to get their name out there and possibly be sponsored... Of course for every 1 up & coming rider, you'll have a bunch of pretentious douche bags like Ben Lorson or some kid who just landed his first 360 or barspin who thinks he's entitled to a sponsorship when really they just want sponsored to say they're sponsored or get free shit.

I'd consider applying but I'm not that big on their parts. I'd probably ride their bars, stem, seat shit, and maybe some other small parts like that but I'm not hungry for a sponsor by them and I like my other parts... so I wouldn't wanna milk a sponsorship like that if I even was considered anyway.

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11/11/2015 9:59 PM

Are you guys this naive? Auguie simoncini pretty much outed the reason in his instagram post, and definitely gave the reason why stranger is falling apart in his tcu interview. I'm not even going to say the reason here. I'm not into Adam LZ but it's disappointing to see that he's being blamed for someone else's doing, which was explained in the interview.

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11/12/2015 6:11 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

Yeah, the click to get sponsored thing is lame.

I call that a "They want to find people of various skill levels and backgrounds to test products for them" and not necessarily a "sponsorship". Just like how hookit isn't really a sponsorship, it is a way for them to get free reps without doing much. A kid gets a case of monster a month, and reps the company for basically free, since that case cost them around 1-2 bucks to make total, and shipping costs 10?

I did it for the heck of it. If they even offered me a decent discount on the rare part I need I would be pretty stoked.

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11/12/2015 12:38 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Meh, I don't really have a problem with the whole "click here to apply" thing... I think it might give unknown riders a chance ...more

You should try though. It's not like you're gonna lose money if you do.

And you can always quit via instagram if the whole deal is shit.

It would be interesting if they decline your application with the reason... "I'm sorry but we decline your application because your handle name is 'sundaybmxRR', that is a competitor's brand and you did not meet our social networking follower quota".

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11/12/2015 8:15 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I call that a "They want to find people of various skill levels and backgrounds to test products for them" and not necessarily ...more

Yeah I've been on Hookit and used to receive a free case of monster via Monster Army each month (Contract expires when you hit 21) and I never once claimed to be "sponsored" by Monster. I would say I'm hooked up by a division of Monster but not necessarily sponsored.

Although technically one could argue that it is being sponsored since they're backing you with free product, but kids get on there and get suckered in by random companies into joining the team & claiming they're sponsored when really all they get is 50% or so off overpriced product anyway. Off topic but yeah haha.


I filled out the application for the hell of it as well. They don't make many things I would trust over what I have now (Namely forks, cranks, frame, hubs, rims) but small stuff like a sprocket, pedals, seat shit, I would gladly test for them.

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11/13/2015 9:15 AM

Roqfan wrote:

Are you guys this naive? Auguie simoncini pretty much outed the reason in his instagram post, and definitely gave the reason ...more

this. so much speculation about something that has been clarified, more than once, by people involved (Augie, Alec, Denim).

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11/16/2015 1:30 PM

MaximusBikes wrote:

It's not gonna be like that. It's like rider input. WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT.

I love the way Stranger is going. I didn't care ...more

You called it

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11/16/2015 1:47 PM

I watched that augie interview, and I don't really understand what the crap happened. Someone wanna TLDR it for me?

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11/16/2015 9:34 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I watched that augie interview, and I don't really understand what the crap happened. Someone wanna TLDR it for me?

same

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11/16/2015 10:46 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I watched that augie interview, and I don't really understand what the crap happened. Someone wanna TLDR it for me?

team members dont like rich hirsh's management of stranger and are leaving. things like putting lz on pro without every having him on am or him even being on a team in the first place are making them feel that all he cares about is the $$$

at least that's what i get from this

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11/16/2015 11:04 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I watched that augie interview, and I don't really understand what the crap happened. Someone wanna TLDR it for me?

Augie says it was never about Adam lz it was about rich hirsch.
It started off with aaron Brenner leaving(filmer/tip plus employee), after that things got awkward, rich hirsh was always distant.
Then Dylan stark is being put on the stranger instagram posts like if he was always on the team, but no one really hungry out with him casually and were never told that he was going to be apart of the family.
Fast forward to now, augie gets told what he thought about the new pro rider, he thought it was Dylan stark since he's on stranger, but no it's someone totally unrelated, Adam lz who was put to pro right away without even a mention to the team riders.

Now along with the lack of communication, rich hirsch apparently hasn't been paying Demin cox, long time AM kid who got the opening section on the DVD and has been putting in work on stranger footy, so augie felt like it just wasn't the kind of company he wanted to back up so he quit.

It definitely sounds like that's why they're all leaving one by one. Also the sponsored riders seem to back up that theory all over instagram.

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11/17/2015 5:58 AM

Roqfan wrote:

Augie says it was never about Adam lz it was about rich hirsch.
It started off with aaron Brenner leaving(filmer/tip plus ...more

Well, I get the butthurt when it comes to no pay etc, BUT if it is someone's company, the other teammates shouldn't be in control over who rides for them. They should be able to put in their two cents, and that's it. They don't own the company, they are employees.

Just like how your boss at work can hire anyone, even if you don't care for them. You can voice your thoughts, but that's it. It is up to your boss who to hire on.

And then all the instagram and other posts bashing the place? That's a pretty weak way to leave a company as well. Their posts just scream how childish they are acting. They very easily could have said "I am no longer riding for Stranger." and left it there. But it seems bashing the company and owners and team was the way they chose. I can tell you I would not bring riders onto my team if they left their previous team that way.

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11/17/2015 7:02 AM

Gabe brooks left to now , that team is disinigtating

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11/17/2015 7:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2015 7:43 AM

Cause Strangers trying to be the next Haro and air their commercials on nickelodeon.

But hey....$$$$$

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11/17/2015 11:58 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

Well, I get the butthurt when it comes to no pay etc, BUT if it is someone's company, the other teammates shouldn't be in ...more

I get what you're saying about about the boss can hire anyone he wants but, i've never joined a company where nobody but the boss had an input on adding an employee to a team.

Even team leaders get to talk to the candidate before the boss eventually adds him to the team.

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11/17/2015 1:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2015 1:10 PM

one try kid wrote:

I get what you're saying about about the boss can hire anyone he wants but, i've never joined a company where nobody but the ...more

When you work in a company with 50,000 employees, that happens. Even when I was in a local bike shop with 6 employees in the store, we had zero input with the exception of if we knew the person, we could say whether or not it was a good idea to bring them in, BUT it was still up to the management.

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11/17/2015 1:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2015 1:17 PM

This is from a bike check by Miles Rogoish. LINK---------> (http://bmx.transworld.net/features/bike-check-miles-rogoish/#BGToief3owfzsmCs.97)

"Hell yes, the entire team is already a tight knit family, truthfully the bond between the riders and behind the scenes work that has been going into Stranger makes us more then a team. Don’t f*** with Stranger."

Yet Augie says that Rich Hirsch Didn't tell any one that LZ was getting on. I also find it kind of dumbthat he was instantly put on PRO only because he has a webstore and a big fanbase made up of 10 year olds.

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