Saturday, April 11, 2015

[Sk8Factory/Mimic Review] Skateboard manufacturing scum

I've been wanting to write this review to a skateboard deck manufacturer called Sk8 Factory. -- btw, they also own Mimic Skateboards.  Since there is no real way of informing other possible customers of these sub-standard manufacturer, I really think this review is needed to be posted to keep this money-sucking sub-standard Sk8 Factory away from the industry.

Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY from Sk8Factory (or Mimic Skateboards)!!!

They sell cheap because THEIR PRODUCTS ARE CHEAP!

The skateboard decks that Sk8 Factory (or Mimic Skateboards) produces gets easily delaminated.  This is due to their lack of experience in having a dyed ply mixed in the 7-ply deck -- the paint/color they use in dying the ply causes the dyed ply to not properly bind with the other plies.  This other skater's review shows that Sk8Factory (or Mimic Skateboards) were originally not using dyed ply.

Also, they only produce deck on demand but waits for a bulk batch to maximize the labor cost -- which is understandable to any business-minded individuals BUT this is a deadly combination for your skateboard decks.  After a month of production, they will start shipping your products hoping they cure while being delivered.  They need to deliver the product soonest the graphics are dried because you as their client have been waiting months when they were still waiting for other others.  And here you are so gullible and eager to test their product upon receiving it not knowing that the boards have not cured to its maximum curing time.  You'll only realize once it's all too late.

Their price is too good to be true because they are experimenting on the products that you will order from them.  So, whatever you do, DO NOT BUY anything from Sk8Factory or from Mimic Skateboards!

There's another video review which is basically a shallow review, IMHO.  The client is (or was) happy because finally his orders came in with his own graphics.  That same reviewer has a second video review where it shows how the board works, but as you can see the skater is kind of beginner that any sub-standard deck would probably pass his standards -- the reviewer can't even pop the board proper to level a proper ollie.

The only thing they got right is that their graphics doesn't easily come off like most brands.  But would that actually matter to you if the wood won't even last?