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LiftRider feels like wearing nothing at all! Comfortable on the chairlift. Balanced on the slopes. Holds everything you need!
LiftRider feels like wearing nothing at all! Comfortable on the chairlift. Balanced on the slopes. Holds everything you need!
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Ogden or Bust!

Posted by Sani Elfishawy (Creator)
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LiftRiders are in Ogden Utah!

Woohoo! LiftRiders arrived at our fulfillment center in Ogden Utah on Tuesday Nov 7th and I finally got some pics just now from them to prove it! 

 Man, the guys in the warehouse don’t take the most beautiful pics. But I gotta tell you nothing looks more beautiful to me right now than seeing our LiftRider’s safely in our warehouse :)

What’s the plan Stan?

Good question.

First I still plan to meet my goal of shipping out to you around Thanksgiving.

However I want you to know the full status.

When I promised Thanksgiving way back I had given myself 4 weeks of buffer. But each step post production has taken several days to a week longer than I expected and we have eaten through most of my buffer. In case you intend to do one of these Kickstarters yourself here is the score so far:

  • Ship date from factory - right on time to the exact day. Love those guys. Let me know if you are ever making a pack and I will point you to some great folks. 
  • Time from factory to port - 3 days over budget. 
  • Time in China warehouse waiting for boat - 1 week longer than expected. 
  • Time from China to LA - as expected. 
  • Time in LA customs - 1 week longer than expected. 
  • Time to clear Salt Lake - 3 days longer than expected. 
  • Time to be received and scanned at our shipper's warehouse in Ogden - I don’t believe this will be done till Monday which makes it 4 days over budget.

I am gonna try to get the packs out to you around Thanksgiving as I promised. But I am not going to cut any corners this late in the game and fumble at the last minute.

So here is the plan.

  • About 40 of you still haven’t chosen your color and given your address. I have sent you repeated emails. You are probably too late at this point to make the first batch of shipments but I urge you to go to https://liftrider.backerkit.com/ ask for a link to your survey and fill it out. 
  • I will send a test shipment to myself to make sure there are no quality issues with the pack -- God I hope not :) -- and to make sure the shipping process is working as expected. 
  • Then I will send another test shipment of 10 packs to backers to make sure everything is working properly with addresses, colors, tracking loopback etc. 
  • Finally I will pull the trigger on the shipments to all backers.

Please don’t be upset if your LiftRider arrives later than you hoped. Please know I am working as quickly as possible while trying not to make any dumb mistakes at the last minute.

If you have been waiting till all risk is gone to order

If you want another pack as a Christmas gift or wish to tell your friends now that it is a safe bet. This would be a perfect time to place an order. It probably won't go out until the first batch is shipped but you will definitely get it way before Christmas. Please use or share this link to order:  https://liftrider.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Never been to Ogden but it sounds nice 

Speaking of Ogden I thought I would leave you with some quotes from Ogden Nash. Funnier guy than me...

Candy Is dandy But liquor Is quicker.

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.    (I should have read that one last night :-)

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

-- OGDEN NASH   (Not sure if he skied)

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    1. Sani Elfishawy Creator on

      @jon Thank you for the kind words! I will add you to the guinea pig list :) I will keep you posted. Can you please email me at sani@liftrider.me so I can make sure I have all your info correct. - Thanks.

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      Jon E on

      WoooHoooo!! This is the update I have been waiting for!!! I cant wait to get the pack Sani you have been awesome with keeping us up to date the whole way and replying back to all of my questions. If you are looking for a another test subject for the shipping I would love to be one of them....

    3. Sani Elfishawy Creator on

      @Jonathan. Trip sounds awesome. I am amazed resorts are opened over there. Wow that will be close. I will make yours and @Karens one of the test shipments. Fingers crossed. I will know a lot more this week.

    4. Karen on

      Thank you for this update, Sani. Can't wait! My friends and I are taking a snowboarding trip soon; they're gonna be so jealous

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      Jonathan Elvidge on

      Hi Sani, I think you have done a fantastic job - really well done, it's looking fantastic. I can't wait to try mine and I have my fingers crossed it might arrive in time for my next ski trip to Cervinia in Italy. I'm heading there on the 28th November (I am based in the UK) and would love to be able to take it with me. I will be certain to review it for those tempted, but who are yet to commit. Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Jonathan.