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Old 01-29-2010, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So Flow comes out with a set of binding for $1000! lol Who the hell would want 24 karat gold plated bindings lol. I mean the idea of them is kind of cool i guess... but really 1 grand for a pair of bindings that are going to be mostly covered up? but yeah whats your thoughts about them?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dumb, yet ironically amusing. Why? Because unlike every single other binding out there, these actually will increase in their worth over time because of the gold. Gold has been shooting up in worth for sometime now. 1 ounce will cost you over 1k

Course that's if whomever buys it makes sure that their shit doesn't get ganked. But overall, still a stupid idea.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here we go... Insert many, many dumbass remarks to come...

Old news, they've been out for a number of months now. Let's not degrade this into rider bashing just because they can afford a pair of these. Not everyone lives off of their mom. Believe it or not, some snowboarders make damn good money from their careers.

Personally, if I was rich, I'd buy these too. Would I ever use them for the mountain? No. I would use it as decoration along with a ridiculously priced Vapor. I'd probably deck out a part of my house with snowboard memorabilia and include these. If you're rich, why not? They do look real nice

I'm sure Flow knows that these bindings aren't very practical. It is just some off-the-wall design that they came up with to get attention. Hey, all of us are talking about it right now right?

I've read a few articles that behind the flash, there is actually a really good binding. Flow should make the same bindings without the bling
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Leo- not saying i dont agree with you because i do... many snowboarders do have careers and make good money, and i too would have a snowboard room with these in it, IF i were rich. But as for the bashing of other people for buying these yes especially if they are riding them!! I dont give a fuck how rich you are there is no reason to buy these and use them... but thats just my opinion.
Vlaze- Your assuming that they even come with 1 ounce of gold... hince the fact of gold plated. and i also have a feeling that this is kind of like a car... you buy them the value goes down... regardless of gold on it or not.

But yes all in all very amusing.
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Actually there does seem to be a reason to ride these. I read articles with reviews for these bindings that said they are actually really well made and perform really well. The gold is really silly, but hey, from the sounds of it, there is performance to back up that bling.

None of us will probably ever know though since nobody here wants to buy these
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None of us will probably ever know though since nobody here wants to buy these
I'll pick these up...they'll definitely improve my steeeeeezzzzzzeeee

Now to get my teeth gold plated!!
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I'll pick these up...they'll definitely improve my steeeeeezzzzzzeeee

Now to get my teeth gold plated!!
LoL. Funny thing is, I have a pair of NXT-FSE in white and gold. I've already seen people do double takes probably because they thought it was the 24reals

Looks really nice, but I actually liked the metallic blue ones way better. There is absolutely no blue anywhere on my board though so I got the golds

Would be sweet if Flow brings some 24reals to demo at the test fest.
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Vlaze- Your assuming that they even come with 1 ounce of gold... hince the fact of gold plated. and i also have a feeling that this is kind of like a car... you buy them the value goes down... regardless of gold on it or not.
I didn't state anywhere that they come with 1 ounce, I simply stated how much 1 ounce is worth and that gold is always tending to statically go up in worth especially the last 8-9 years.

That is all

You can strip gold plating off to make worth of the gold if you wanted to. That was the amusing irony, that if gold continues going up in theory the binding could pay for itself depending on the weight of the coating.

A car is not a relevant analogy because metal on a car in value does not go up unless you have a scenario as what happened years ago with the US short on steel since they sold all the scrap metal over to China and ran low and were paying over double what they were before for recycling steel. Unless of course you want to get technical with Platinum inside your catalytic converter which is at the same weight worth as of late if not more than gold. But comparing that to the cost of a car as a whole is why it's not a relevant analogy nor is the fact that a car's worth dwindles down because of tear and wear on it as a whole. Of course only in the aspect that the coating gets stripped off the binding from you using it then obviously you're losing it's value.

If you bought these and stored them away and gold doubled in value, you could make a pretty penny with the plating depending on its weight. All in all this is just speaking from a logistical financial aspect.

In summary, it's still a dumb idea.
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Nothing says I'm a wanker more than gold plated bindings!
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