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Shipping update - Mid January

Shipping update - Mid January

Hi guys,

We have shipped more than 1,700 Slick and it has been an incredible journey!! I'm so proud of what have been achieved, you can't imagine.

Receiving videos from early customers loving life with their Slick, there is nothing more rewarding! (You can check some of them here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ-tueQd8-kq4kBmdNj4ji6GByxWxPL2M)

We still have more than 1,300 Slick to deliver. I'm sorry to announce that we have had an issue this week with our PCB supplier and we've received the electronic boards with an issue on the charging component. Our PCB supplier made a mistake in a component and we need to change it. This is not our fault, this happens and cause delays (Like iphone X etc...)

Our engineering team is working day and night on shift at the factory to fix all the PCB, it's not a big deal but takes some time.

This affect only the remaining batch to be sent, and won't affect the new customers.

I cannot give you an exact time line for now, let's stay in close touch!

We will be sending 100 Slick early next week.

Believe it or not, but I'm even more sad than you, remaining backers. I've been pouring 3 years of my life into this project to delivers 3,000 action sport lovers. I won't let you down at any point. That's my only dedication for this year.

I'm so confident in SLICK that I've decided to give you an as-never-seen after sales experience, Caitlin and I are answering your emails in 24h and EXCHANGE your slick if you have any issues. 

Hang tight, please! You won't regret!!

We've shipped more than half of the pre-orders and we're still going strong!!

We've shipped more than half of the pre-orders and we're still going strong!!

Hey everyone!

Wow, it’s been the most insane yet exciting rollercoaster since we last shared an update!

The great news is that we have shipped out more than half of the pre-orders!! Our big US batch has been shipped and the final units are still en route to their final destinations. We shipped out batch 200 - 500 and 500 - 800 together! Our team at the factory are doing an amazing job. We’ve received so much amazing feedback from those who have received their Slick so far, you guys have no idea how happy that makes us feel! We truly appreciate your support and messages, it pushes us, even more, to keep going!


We have even more great news to share… some of our awesome backers have already taken out their Slick gimbals for a spin! We’ve seen some great footage from downhill longboarding in France to jet skiing in Turks & Caicos, dancing in Tahiti and ending the day with drinks in Hawaii.

Check out some of the footage below:

MOUNTAIN BIKING 🚵

DOWNHILL LONGBOARD 

TIMELAPSE IN BALI 🕑

SPEEDBOAT IN HAWAII 🚤

MOTORBIKING IN BALI  🏍

The holiday season is soon to arrive but we will keep working hard every day to make sure you all receive your units ASAP.

We just wanted to thank you all for your patience and understanding this far in our journey, we’ve only just started and there is so much more ahead.

Thank you to Jeremy for the Christmas photo and to Stephen for his photo and message!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

🎄 

Best,

Slick Team

PS. NOTE FOR REMAINING BACKERS/ORDERS: If you need to update your address, please let us know! Having order re-directed once it leaves the warehouse is a nightmare and also adds on extra unnecessary costs.

Shipping keep going and assembly line start to get automated

Shipping keep going and assembly line start to get automated

HEY!

After 4 months in China solving hundreds of issues one by one, I start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it looks wonderful!

I've shipped the very first hundred Slick a month ago. At this time, the assembly line wasn't smooth and I had to work everyday with engineers, managers and workers to setup/ improve/ optimize the whole process.

I've worked on this during the last month and as of today, Slick looks wonderful at the end of the assembly line. Everyone is doing a great job and I'm extremely happy of what is being packaged. 

This last 2 weeks I've tried to solve the last issue, the speed. Trying to scale but I've had a hard time communicating and negotiating with the factory to get more people. The product is quite complicated to assemble and require to work with qualified workers. These guys are tricky to find. So I decided to keep a team of 10 people on the assembly line which limit the speed at 30 Slick / day. 

I've the 300 next Slick ready to be shipped.

How I will proceed:

The first 100 Slick will be dispatched to the first backers who ordered a Slick + hard case, since they were exclude of the first 100 shipment to simplify logistic.

I'm waiting to have 800 Slick to bulk ship using Freight to the USA. I will take care of all the custom for this country. You will receive your Slick seamlessly.

Then, I will ship the Slick per 200 unit batch from our HongKong warehouse until everyone get their Slick. 

To give you a very rough idea of the shipment regarding your order number, the shipment will proceed as below :

Order 1-200 : This week

US order (800 Slick) : November 30th

Order 200-500 : December 7th

Order 500-800 : December 14th

Order 800-1100 : December 21st

Order 1100 - 1400 : December 28th

Order 1400 - 1700 : January 5th

Order 1700 - 2000 : January 12th

Order 2000- 2300 : January 19th

Order 2300- 2600 : January 26th

I'm still exploring other ways to scale and assemble faster. These dates are the most secure to announce as of today. You can expect your Slick to be received faster.

People are receiving their Slick every day and I cannot explain the feeling when I started to watch the first videos. That's the best reward you can have as an inventor. Seeing people having the best moment with your product from Bali to Russia and Tahiti.

Here are some of these videos: 

Moto in France

Tahitian dance

Downhill Longboard

TimeLapse

Running 

Also, I've created a playlist of French/ English tutorials on YOUTUBE

As a reminder, you can find the Facebook group of the SLICK OWNERS, you can find here some videos and pictures from customers.

 

THOMAS.