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Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 22, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Introducing TUFA Climbing, quality made custom chalkbags in Missoula, Montana. My way of supporting my semi-dirtbag lifestyle.

These bags have been tested and proven from the coarse granite of Chamonix to the nastiest desert OWs by Pamela Pack.

I'd love to help bring your ideas and designs into your hands.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TufaClimbing


All bags are $25 with no added customization fee.

If interested, send me a message via Facebook or josh.kornish@gmail.com

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Josh
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 22, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
I have evolved to just carrying a chalkball in my pants pocket.
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Ha! The front pocket on hoodies is pretty stellar as well.
locker

Social climber
Nov 22, 2012 - 09:47pm PT


From what I can see in the photo's, they look well made...

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:59am PT
Form one chalkbagger to another - best of luck! Looks like a very clean construction, from what the pictures show.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:46am PT
Yep, welcome to the game....Hope you have done the math. They look pretty good.


The up-cycled burlap coffee bag looks familiar.....
locker

Social climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:58am PT

Do they have a "STASH" zippered area???...

;-)

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:04am PT
Hey Josh,
You ever climb at Mill Creek?
If so and you bump into Dane Scott tell him Tad says hello, we used to climb together in the late 70's.
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Mill Creek is great! Dane has been putting up a lot of great routes! I'll tell him you said hi!

Thanks for the positive feedback.

zippered stash pockets on the way!

As for burlap there are many other small chalk bag makers that use coffee burlap. Mago Mountain Works for example.

Enjoy your weekend!
locker

Social climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:32am PT

"zippered stash pockets on the way!"...(EDITED: perhaps as an OPTION???)...

That WILL make them MUCH more appealing and of course UP your sales potential...

Price increase should be considered...

Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
'Sunset' custom bag
'Sunset' custom bag
Credit: Blodgett Goat

I will definitely be re designing the 'TUFA' logo. What do you all think of the current logo. I appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. Do the 'V' work as a 'U' or is that something you feel should be redone?
locker

Social climber
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:03pm PT

As before...

the V doesn't work for me at all, because it looks like a V, not a U...



Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
Im interested in where you get your patches and how much...Yes, re-design the logo.
Also interested in your setup. What kind of machine do you have?

Keep it up Josh!



T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Josh,
They look cool, sturdy design but I personally think you should use U & A
in the logo. Remember K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)

When ya see Dane tell him he needs to make a trip to nor cal this summer to repeat some of our first ascents from 35 years ago.
Tad
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
I had a situation where i need logos stat and along with a lame design I chose a pretty poor company for my logos. I ordered through butler patches ( now The Studio ). It was an utter disaster! In short I didn't get my patches until after 40 days of demanding my money back and filing complaints.

About 75% of the patches came out well and the rest aren't quite up to par.

For my set up I have a Singer Futura for precision stitches on medium weight fabrics and an Artisan 797AB for the grunt work on heavy stitches.

The patches for your company came out GREAT!

Locker, you have the ultimate say! The 'V' is gone.

Tad, I'll pass it on! Do you still have his contact information?

edit: I got 400 logos for $375.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
hey there say, blodgett goat... i know montana folks, :)
not climbers, though...

well, say, i just chipped in to say...

no v...

logo looks like TV sure don't need more television advertisement, :)
THE rest just 'fades' out, after seeing that TV...

:)

wishing good work, to you...
and to happygrrrl, too...

HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
I dig the designs overall but the logo/label is way too big. They also look like they might be kind of narrow? Not sure from the pics. Maybe they are just long which is good.
Googlymoogly

climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 12:11am PT
I don't think the logo is too big but it depends on the design and what it might be hiding. I saw in some of your facebook pics that the logo was repositioned or tilted which is cool.

Coming from a marketing perspective, the "v" isn't necessarily bad. I like it and think it works nicely with the A since they are opposite of each other. What I would add though is a website link underneath with the name spelled out in easy to read letters. So maybe keep the logo but put "tufa.com" underneath so that you get the style of your logo and the spelling all in one.

And I like them all but that yellow/grey/blue one stood out to me. Very Nice!
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
Montana folks are about as fine as twine haha

Come on up and I'd love to show you some rock!

I've had several orders request a smaller logo so I'm going to size it down considerabely.

I'd agree that 'TV' doesn't belong on the bags. :)

The bags are 4.5" in diameter x 8" tall which is really fits large and/or taped hands well. The pictures make them seem much more elongated.

Googly I kept that bag for myself but I'd love to make you one like it! Let me know!

Thanks for the feedback!
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
I think you just need to lose the serif type, it is just too formal.

Go with something sans serif.

My $.02
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