What does it take to get a sposor and how to get one.?

It takes proper knowlage of how to use the SEARCH function… plenty of useful information in there.

Hey, right back achya buddy.

not sucking helps. supporting them and their product helps. if you ride a koxx and have all their gear and recomend koxx unis to people, you would not typically go to KH for a sponsorship. for example. they don sponsor you to give you free stuff, the sponsor you to increase their sales because you are helping them market their stuff

Ride becasue you love it. Once you get really good somebody will want to pick you up.

you have to be a good all around rider. not many riders get sponsored that can perform in only one genre/style of unicycling for instance, shaun johanneson is good enough at street to be sponsored, but he is pretty amazing at trials as well.

if you have to ask, you’re not good enough. at least that’s the rule of thumb in the bike industry.

i am soooo sick of these posts… y cant u just tell him what he wants? the thread is gonna die forever in a day or two anyway, so y btch? these forums are getting pretty fcked up as it is. look at the “Just Conversation” forum. NEARLY EVERY TOPIC is something like "gallery of youtube, pictures, jokes, etc. and are just full of posts because people like you are yelling at people for making topics that can just be answered or w/e

iam with you bro!

this forum needs a moderator

We do have a mod, but mainly this site is modded by us.

We keep people in line, set the rules, and inforce them when they need to be.

Searching would of helped him, theres been a time where there has been 3 of these threads on the same page. Its been asked tons, with more then enough info to answer his question.

Right, and you would know this because you signed up last month, gotcha…

yeah but he has posted five times so you might want to take that back :astonished:

Reading this, this, this and this should cover all the points about the whos and hows, the pros and cons of sponsorship.

to all fairness and in the best interest of something somewhere, this thread is now about the best cheeseburger you have ever had…where and when.

July 28, 2007 (RAGBRAI XXXV day 7)
Approx. 3:00 pm
LaMotte, IA

It was the final town before Bellevue on the final day of RAGBRAI–14.4 miles left to go. I’d been eating a mish-mash of everything all week. The half pound of orgy-in-my-mouth was a welcome treat. It was the first and last occurrence of euphoria in the entire week.

The best burger I ever had was also on a unicycle tour in Indiana.

Date: Friday, October 6th 2006
Location: Some diner in Delphi, IN

best bacon cheeseburger EVER…

I LOVE that one.


In Washington DC, right near Foggy Bottom metro stop, I had ‘The BEST Burger in DC’. I had a veggie-burger with cheese and olives and tomato sauce and some other nice stuff. It was good. They had lots of possible toppings, like a pizza place. Yum.

That was at least the last good cheeseburger I’ve had.

Oh and I’ve had our homemade ones, they are probably nicer, although they’re a bit funny.


As time goes along the standard for sponsorship increases. When I got sponsored I was a horrible rider compared to now. This doesn’t mean you have to better the current sponsored riders. This means you have to push to a level a lot higher than the rest of us were when we got sponsored. So the first part of the list is skill. You have to be good (unless getting sponsored by QU-AX, ohhh, that was a shot at my qu-ax buddies from FLUCK, i don’t really mean that, or do I? muhaha). The next little thing in an orderless of importance list is a camera. Yes sorry, most likely you need a video camera. You need to be able to get vids out there, and a lot of them. This helps that potential sponsors see a good market to put their label. Videos are advertisement if their label is on it. Another thing is public outreach. Are you able to get their label out in a day to day setting. Now I really can’t, if I see someone who wants to learn to ride i’ll direct them at Bedford, however no one riders in this town. I do have a little demo coming up shortly, for young professionals. Next thing is behavor. People may agrue you don’t have to be nice (me, a while back), however it helps to help out anyone that asks. (even like i’m doing now, lol). Now don’t send a private message to them if you don’t want everyone to see you are helping (also what i’m doing now, lol), make it public that you are taking time out of your day to help another person you may not know, whether it’s about how to ride, jumping, flips, or trying to get sponsored. Don’t insult.

-Shaun Johanneson

p.s. I didn’t read my post over, sorry about typos, or spelling mistakes.

But what’s to say he hasn’t been visiting the forums for longer than you, as a guest who hasn’t posted?:stuck_out_tongue: