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Kartessa


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Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.


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Does it by chance involve pills, routing numbers, or Nigeria?


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guessing your climbing profile isn't quite up to date then.


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yodadave wrote:
guessing your climbing profile isn't quite up to date then.

No, it's pretty accurate


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Someone finally sponsored you? This has been a long time coming. Congradyoolashunz.


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Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...


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Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?


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details...


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Kartessa wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?

Ill take option 1, pro/sponsored climber.


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?

Ill take option 1, pro/sponsored climber.

Lots of hard work, spray and shameless self-promotion

Begging and abandoning any dignity helps too


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Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?

Ill take option 1, pro/sponsored climber.

Lots of hard work, spray and shameless self-promotion

Begging and abandoning any dignity helps too

You forgot to add pimping, lots of pimping.


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granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?

Ill take option 1, pro/sponsored climber.

Lots of hard work, spray and shameless self-promotion

Begging and abandoning any dignity helps too

You forgot to add pimping, lots of pimping.

I did my own dirty work, thank you.


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My knees are killing me


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Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me

From grovely off-widths, right?


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happiegrrrl wrote:
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My knees are killing me

From grovely off-widths, right?

ummmm.... sure....


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Kartessa wrote:
Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.

Does your sponsor provide you with free outerwear?




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Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.


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surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?


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edge wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.

Does your sponsor provide you with free outerwear?

[image]http://www.spirithalloween.com/images/spirit/products/interactivezoom/processed/07126352.interactive.a.jpg[/image]

My muscles would never fit into a suit like that... The first time I try to flex or dyno, the whole world would explode.


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Kartessa wrote:
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Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


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Start a climbing-related business. You can sponsor yourself as much as you like and better still write it all off against tax as product development/market research/testing etc. Itīs considerably better paid than being a pro climber.


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granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad

He should try harder then


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granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.


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Kartessa wrote:
edge wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.

Does your sponsor provide you with free outerwear?

[image]http://www.spirithalloween.com/images/spirit/products/interactivezoom/processed/07126352.interactive.a.jpg[/image]

My muscles would never fit into a suit like that... The first time I try to flex or dyno, the whole world would explode.

So you are in product testing and development?


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lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.

Right now I am programming a stupid PID controller for the 3rd time because it won't seem to hold onto my settings. These are the things I do to sponsor his ass.

At least my knees aren't sore?


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granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.

Right now I am programming a stupid PID controller for the 3rd time because it won't seem to hold onto my settings. These are the things I do to sponsor his ass.

At least my knees aren't sore?

If they were, you'd be sponsored by now


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granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.

Right now I am programming a stupid PID controller for the 3rd time because it won't seem to hold onto my settings. These are the things I do to sponsor his ass.

At least my knees aren't sore?


Yeah, sore knees aren't fun. Still, sponsors do all the work, the star gets all the glory. "Tiz the way of the world cup champs.


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Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me

Where were you when I was looking for a wife.


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me

Where were you when I was looking for a wife.

If you move to Utah, I'll consider becoming an internationally sponsored climber


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Kartessa wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
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Well.... how do I make my dreams come true?

Depends on what those dreams are...

Do you want to be a pro/sponsored climber like me? Or do you want to be a good climber?
I was hoping you'd share the secrets of becoming a good climber with kids?


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Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me
But appears this thread went the other direction.


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Kartessa wrote:
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Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?
Cause I'm going to need more than small dailly allowances or unemployment checks to support my gang of munchkins.


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JimTitt wrote:
Start a climbing-related business. You can sponsor yourself as much as you like and better still write it all off against tax as product development/market research/testing etc. Itīs considerably better paid than being a pro climber.


I'm not so sure about that....


So, Kartessa - Part of being sponsored is talking up the company that's behind you. Spill the beans already....


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Kartessa wrote:
Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.

pretty vague!! what's the deal.


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So the story is that the company I work for posted that they were offering "sponsorships" to staff to compete in climbing, cycling, kayaking and running... I was the only person to apply for the climbing one and the rest is ^^


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Kartessa wrote:
So the story is that the company I work for posted that they were offering "sponsorships" to staff to compete in climbing, cycling, kayaking and running... I was the only person to apply for the climbing one and the rest is ^^

I missed that. Was it on mondo?


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granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.

Right now I am programming a stupid PID controller for the 3rd time because it won't seem to hold onto my settings. These are the things I do to sponsor his ass.

At least my knees aren't sore?

Sucks to be Nathan ;)


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theguy wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad


I thought you were his sponsor? So get on with it! He needs you to pay comp fees and small daily allowance on his world travels.

Right now I am programming a stupid PID controller for the 3rd time because it won't seem to hold onto my settings. These are the things I do to sponsor his ass.

At least my knees aren't sore?

Sucks to be Nathan ;)

Sucks may knot be the best word to use?


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Clearly you first didn't direct them to the "I'm overweight" thread you posted in when you requested that they sponsor your comp fees:-) Sly

Good call there. I like Jim Titts point up thread as well.


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granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
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Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad

nathan's knees don't hurt.


Gmburns2000


Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Re: [Gmburns2000] How I became a pro/sponsored climber, and how you can too. [In reply to]
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Gmburns2000 wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
surfstar wrote:
Unemployment checks do not equal sponsorship.

How about a company agreeing to pay comp fees, and a small daily allowance when at comps ?

Well fuck, that's more than Nathan gets.

Mad

nathan's knees don't hurt.

GU'D DAMMIT! Mad


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Jan 16, 2013, 1:23 PM
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Kartessa wrote:
Greetings boys and girls,

I just got my first sponsorship deal and thought if any of you had any questions, I'd be happy to help answer them and help out.
Can you get me a pro rope deal?


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