Slavens original skids
Thanks for purchasing our skids. It is a Slavens original product. We designed and tested it in the Colorado Rockies then contracted the good guys at Flatland to make it for us. Part of our agreement is for them to also sell it (for a higher price) so we can keep the volume up and the price down. We will have a minor price increase soon because materials and labor cost need adjusted, but it will still be under $200, much less than TT and BD skids.
We plan to bring back the black anodized skids in a few weeks when we can get caught up a little on production. The Flatland guys are working overtime trying to keep up with the brushed skid sales so we've been unable to accumulate a large batch to send to the plating shop.
The black skids are hard anodized and hold up very well on gravel roads. I have one on my 990 and it still looks great after 20K miles.
We have no plans to bring back the orange skid. Hard anodizing is not available in orange so the orange skids don't hold up as well.