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granite_grrl


Jan 11, 2013, 7:08 AM
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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?


Kartessa


Jan 11, 2013, 7:18 AM
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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


lena_chita
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Jan 11, 2013, 7:24 AM
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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.


jeepnphreak


Jan 11, 2013, 7:51 AM
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Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me

Where were you when I was looking for a wife.


Kartessa


Jan 11, 2013, 8:15 AM
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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


donald949


Jan 11, 2013, 9:25 AM
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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?
I was hoping you'd share the secrets of becoming a good climber with kids?


donald949


Jan 11, 2013, 9:26 AM
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Kartessa wrote:
My knees are killing me
But appears this thread went the other direction.


donald949


Jan 11, 2013, 9:28 AM
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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 ?
Cause I'm going to need more than small dailly allowances or unemployment checks to support my gang of munchkins.


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Jan 11, 2013, 9:41 AM
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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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Jan 11, 2013, 10:32 AM
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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.


Kartessa


Jan 11, 2013, 8:02 PM
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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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Jan 11, 2013, 10:12 PM
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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?


theguy


Jan 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
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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 ;)


climbingtrash


Jan 12, 2013, 12:43 PM
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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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Jan 13, 2013, 9:12 AM
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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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Jan 14, 2013, 11:46 AM
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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

nathan's knees don't hurt.


Gmburns2000


Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 AM
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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


donald949


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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