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Sponsorship or discounts
We receive a sponsorship request about each week.
Unfortunately, we pretty much have to decline almost all of
these requests. Currently we can only offer extremely limited
sponsorships or discounts. Please keep in mind that even though
we are a market leader in slacklines, it's a pretty small field
and we're still just a bunch people who are still in or fresh
out of college trying to keep the sport and company growing.
Anything we give away comes directly out of what we would be
putting towards things like gas, rent and food. I'm tired of
ramen noodles so requests have to be pretty legit and worth our
while to be reasonable.
If you are interested in requesting some type of support
from us here are our basic ground rules:
- No matter how cool you think you are we will not
sponsor any specific individuals with pro deals or
freebies just for the sake of who they are.
climbing legend and Guru John Long gladly paid us for
his slackline; you'll have a lot of work to do to
convince us that you are cooler than him.
- We handle order discounts for multiple order
requests on a case by case basis.
Discounts are much more likely than freebies.
- We'd rather donate our time than gear for events.
We're cheapskates that way.
- We support local efforts first. It saves gas.
- We support our previous sponsorships first. They
tend to bring in bigger crowds and give us better
- Give us an advanced notice, preferably at least a
month or two before the event.
That helps us buy cheaper plane tickets if we want
to be there in person.
- We expect you to do your part in promoting the sport
of slacklining. There is no such thing as a free
- Climbing comps without slackline activities aren't
likely to get support. Duh.
- Slackline comps of any size get priority over
general climbing comps that just happen to have a
slackline. We enjoy slackline comps, it's
fun to watch people line up to bust their arse.
- We don't expect you to go all out promoting us
specifically over any other gear company, but it
- We will only handle gear or volunteer requests.
No we will not pay you to play in the mountains and live
out of your van.
- Slackline Express is a non-denominational entity, so
church specific organizations are not eligible for
sponsorships, only order discounts on bulk orders.
- When our yearly budget for deals is up, it's up.
It's almost always spent.
- If there is a T-shirt or web site, we expect a link
or sponsorship mention. We like free t-shirts with
our name on it.
- If you are acting as an individual accept the fact
we'll most likely have to decline your request. Instead,
think bigger. Get more involved, organize instructional
workshops with a real schedule and website, start a
local club, organize competitions and otherwise get
something that promotes the sport more than just you in
the park, playing around with your buddies.
- Email or mail only - don't call. Include your
organization name, contact info and hopefully a web site
with info on the event you are working.
- If you happen to work in the outdoor industry as a
full time professional let us know and we'll
see if there is any sort of pro deal discount we can
apply. The general rule is reciprocity.
Don't despair though, if you've read through all of this and
still think you bring something unique to the table do the
Draft a Sponsorship Proposal that includes information on
who you are, what you do, how you think we can help you and
how you can help us.
Send your sponsorship request via email,
mail or fax.
Once you have submitted your request, give us sometime to
sort through it before you follow up. It's ok to be
persistent but don't be impatient or obnoxious. We get a lot
of these requests so it takes a bit of back and forth to
decide who qualifies for what tiny bit of sponsorship stuff
we can afford to give away. That's why it is absolutely
imperative that if you have an event that you contact us
well in advance, otherwise we might not have time to
accommodate your request even if we would have chosen to.
As for pro deals for individuals or reward programs for
referrals, the way we look at it is we never want to someone
to promote our company strictly because we sponsor them or
because they get something in return – we get tons of great
word of mouth just because people who’ve used our gear love
our gear, the way we do business and the information we
provide. we’d rather not taint the purity of that type of
recommendation with kickbacks.
If you want to resell our
lines, that's a different story. Just contact us and we'll
work something out.
"This hobby is one of the most awesome
things I've ever done. Your kit made set up so
easy." - Heather M.
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