There it is, hidden in there. Your pride got hurt because you came to the demo and because your not a part of a shop, you got denied. See Kev, the SIA demo isn't set up for internet chat room hero's to increase their wealth of opinions to spew all over the message boards. It's for shops, to try the product that they think they will bring in the next season. Our tents only have enough product for shop dudes. Actually we dont. So bloggers, industry, magazines, review sites and people like you were turned away so that the people that were there to do their job, could. Sorry you go denied. I get denied to getting back stage at concerts all the time. But next year Kevin, come up to the tent or our booth in Denver (if you can get a badge to get in), find me - you know what I look like, I'm real transparent on here, and introduce yourself. I'll take you thru the line, go for a rip with you, and even buy you a beer. You can walk away and still hate, but at least then, the Union brands comments by you will have some substance.
Not clowning Flow, as I totally respect EVERYTHING they have accomplished and their product, but talk to ANY shop dude, at ANY shop that sells them and ask the opinion of Flow vs. Union value to dollar. Same with Nitro...I mean Raiden if you can even find a shop that sells them. Ha, dude your killing me with THAT comparission. Salomon bindings, please. They sell one binding, and it's the colorful low end that they package up to leverage their decks into stores. K2, ok you substance there, granted you've actually ridden the bindings, not read about them on the internet. Flow Quattros, shit dude even ask the Flow guys how they stack up against Union. Your a funny guy Kev. Killing me.
Anyway, serious on the binding demo offer and the beer. See you in Denver or Winter Park. Again, my name is Johan and I work for Union, CAPiTA and Coal.