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PostSubject: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:15 pm

I love concrete obstacles. My favourite outdoor spots are smooth, concrete ledges, transitions in old buildings, that kind of thing. Unfortunately, I can't afford to ship stuff from the US or Germany, so I decided to do some stuff myself instead.

What I'd like opinions on is what type of obstacles people would be interested in if I went on to sell stuff. I'm thinking along the lines of molded C-Ledges, barriers, and plazas based on real skate spots (stairs to banks, benches with rubbish bins, the type of thing you see in Sidewalk all the time). Would people be interested? Obviously price point is a deciding factor, but if people give me some idea of what they fancy I can go and price stuff up happy

Also, I'm aiming this mostly at UK guys. Sorry everyone else, but you guys have Harrier, FF and others!

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Also, here's a couple of photos of my first plaza/park attempt. Sorry about the quality, I'm having to build it in the dark, outside, in the rain, after work. The neighbours are NOT enjoying the fine sanding...

The park as a whole



The transition area (still needs a couple more layers)

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:24 pm

I think the c ledges are a good idea, you should definetly try those very happy

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:25 pm

Awesome idea, try and think how much shipping would be for a concrete plaza haha

A loading dock? Planters with fake grass?
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:45 pm

yeah looks sick, i would definatly be intrested, i love concrete obstacles too
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:48 pm

I was gonna say c ledges, the. Saw that you only want to do this for uk people
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Planters was another idea. I love grass gaps, and the YW one has always looked awesome.

As for delivery I'm wanting to keep that as low as possible, so I'm scouting out options at the moment. Turns out I can deliver that plaza to the opposite end of the country on next day delivery for around £30, so obviously without the next day bit it'll be a little cheaper (looking to be around £10-15).

And I'm happy to deliver outside the UK, but it's not so much of a priority, and obviously postage would be far higher for international deliveries. As long as that's in mind, feel free to comment happy
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:07 am

Listen very carefully, I shall bump this only once... (Let's see why gets that reference...)

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:16 am

Well if definitely consider getting a c rail I've always wanted one
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:15 pm

This seems like a extremly good idea! Id love to see different type of contrete obstacles being distributed in the UK! Id definatly buy one!
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:37 pm

Think this is a great idea ! would be sick to have a concrete ramps/ledge company based in the uk ! Would be interested in buying something in the future !
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:59 am

If you could make a y garden looking obstacle, that's a buy.

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:06 am

interested! little concrete spines? like the harrier quarter but a spine instead happy

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:19 am

i think a grass gap or a c ledge would be quite awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:49 am

mini quarters mini quarters mini quarters mini quarters !
also you could make something like the PoP ledge..it'd be hard but it'd be awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:04 pm

The PoP ledge looks aweome. I'm looking at making the original designs in styrofoam, layering it in concrete, then making a rubber or resin mold to make smaller obstacles in, so I can cut down cost and effort. This would make something like the PoP ledge more possible happy

I'm gonna set about building a C-Ledge this week, see if I can make a mold and samples should be sent out the week after next. I'll confirm and finalise, and make sure to stick up plenty of photos as I build it happy

And cheers guys for the feedback very happy

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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:31 pm

Im really exited about this !

Looking forward to seeing some pictures happy
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PostSubject: Re: Before I do anything more...market research!   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:50 pm

I'll set up a company page, and just keep the suggestions coming! I want to help plug gaps in the UK market, so tell me what you want happy

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