Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Venture Online Store Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts August 7, 2015 at 7:46 am #783158 powhound84 92 Posts Anyone know what is up with Venture? They no longer have an online store on their website. Wondering if it’s something temporary or if they are no longer selling direct. I’ve tried calling them a few times but haven’t been able to reach anyone. Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn. Venture Odin Split 164 Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Ibex CSD Simple Skins Never Summer Raptor Solid 159 Burton Cartel August 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm #783233 jcm 34 Posts Word on the street is they are going under….Hope it’s not true. August 18, 2015 at 9:37 am #783265 powhound84 92 Posts Oh man, I hope not! I just left them a voicemail asking about old stock and what’s going on. I’ll post an update if I hear back. Keeping my fingers crossed. Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn. Venture Odin Split 164 Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Ibex CSD Simple Skins Never Summer Raptor Solid 159 Burton Cartel August 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm #783277 Killclimbz 1165 Posts Man, I would be seriously surprised to hear that Venture is pulling the plug. Klem and Lisa seem to have a pretty good grip on where their business comes from and how to manage it. August 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm #783278 Taylor 794 Posts Yeah, I find that very hard to believe also — especially as they invest in things like repping trade shows in Europe. @sun_rocket August 20, 2015 at 7:55 am #783288 powhound84 92 Posts I was wondering if the online store being taken down has something to do with REI and Backcountry carrying their boards now. Maybe they made some sort of agreement to stop selling direct? Really hoping thats not it and it’s just temporary because their deals on previous models were awesome. Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn. Venture Odin Split 164 Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Ibex CSD Simple Skins Never Summer Raptor Solid 159 Burton Cartel September 3, 2015 at 8:53 am #783453 shredgnar 643 Posts Look like they are canceling orders for this season. Bummed. Great company and great people, hope they can make a comeback. From their FB page: “Venture Supporters, Venture Snowboards has encountered some challenging terrain in recent months. Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to make a tough decision. We will not be delivering any boards to market for the 2015-16 winter season. To our friends, colleagues, collaborators and all you Venture riders and supporters, we are deeply sorry. We sincerely apologize for any impacts this may have on you or your business. To our staff who stuck by us through thick and thin—you are the heart of Venture. So many people had the best days of their lives on boards we built by hand. That is something to be proud of, something no one can take away. Trust us when we say we did everything possible to make it work. Venture has been a labor of love for us for more than 16 years. We did it for you, for ourselves, and for snowboarding. We can’t project what will happen beyond 2015-16. In the meantime, we hope you’ll support the other craft manufacturers out there who love snowboarding as much as we do. This isn’t goodbye. See you soon. Klem and Lisa Branner Venture Snowboards” September 3, 2015 at 9:11 am #783454 Killclimbz 1165 Posts Yep, they are nothing but a class act. So bummed to hear this. Crossing my fingers that Klem and Lisa come out for the better at the end of this. September 3, 2015 at 11:35 am #783455 powhound84 92 Posts Wow this is really crushing. Had my heart set on a Storm split for my next board. I’m going to go cry and drink myself to sleep now. Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn. Venture Odin Split 164 Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Ibex CSD Simple Skins Never Summer Raptor Solid 159 Burton Cartel September 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm #783461 Taylor 794 Posts Dang. I just got the email. What sad, sad news. Venture’s dedication to splitboarding, to unparalleled quality, and to green sourcing has for years set the standard. Since they hands down make the best constructed boards, their closure, if it sticks, will lower the industry standard for board quality. That’s bad news for everyone except industry corner cutters. They are the very last company in the industry I’d want to hear this news from. I’m glad to have two Ventures in my quiver, and I will be first in line for a third should they choose to make a comeback. For now, I hope Klem and Lisa take some time to enjoy some abundant deep pow. @sun_rocket September 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm #783513 bcall8 125 Posts I was sooo looking forward to buying a Zelix this year. 🙁 September 8, 2015 at 7:47 am #783522 HansGLudwig 601 Posts Well frak. Imma take up skiing this season. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.