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Old 08-04-2012, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefly brand, Shitty or no?

I just picked up a pair of brand new Firefly bindings from the Salvation army thrift store. They were tagged @ $4 when I got to the counter the girl said hows $3, then she said it was half price day.

So I ended up paying $1.50 no tax for brand new bindings.

I've always thought Firefly was a shitty low end brand, they are one of the cheapest boards @ most of the stores around here.
I've never ridden anything from Firefly before.

What is your guys take on this company?

They actually don't look too bad, I've had a shit tonne of bindings over the years & these look to be better than @ least half of the higher end ones I've had.

So I went to their web site Bindings - Snb Hardgoods Technologies - FIREFLY.eu & it looks like the newer stuff they are coming out with is designed by Fastec.
That is the same company that designed the Gnu Agro binding.
GNU Snowboards Agro

On myfastec.com they seem to have designed quite a few bindings for different company's.
They have their name on Gnu, Volkl, Roxy, Salomon, Nitro, Nidecker, Sp & FTWO

I'd imagine that everyone of these brands gets their shit made in China, probably all in the same factory.

So if they are all designed by myfastec.com & probably made @ the same place.
Are they really as shitty as I thought, or are these pretty much the same bindings as all the other brands listed above, just with minor differences to maintain individual identity?

Cause if they are, brand new ones are @ least half the price of all the above mentioned ones.

Who has ridden firefly gear?
Did it hold up or did you have any problems with it?

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dude you have a clinical problem with buying cheap gear.

I wouldn't trust these around my feet. They look like a bastard child of Flow and Gnu but with basic cheap polycarb.
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Fuck that shit don't listen to Nivek. Take those fuckers heliboarding and post pics!
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I thought you were talking about the sweet tea flavored vodka. That shit is the devil. A buddy and I were gonna climb Long's Peak last summer and we went up and camped near the base planning on getting a start at around 4am. We cracked open a fifth of that shit and before you know it, it was gone and we were pretty well hammered. Hammered people make dumb decisions and we decide to strike out for the summit around midnight. We just took our daypacks and strapped on a sleeping bag and pad planning to crash for a couple of hours at the first boulder field. That part of the plan went accordingly. Waking up at 6am at the boulder field with a nearly debilitating hangover wasn't in the cards. My buddy couldn't do it, he bailed. Quitting just isn't in me, so I suffered through it and summited. I've climbed Long's three times now and was hungover all three times.
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Longs scares me.

I got issues with vertigo I dont wanna die.

I really want that bitch tho too...we'll see...
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Yeah, even on the Keyhole route, there's a few sections that give you a pause.

If you ever want to give it a go, let me know and we'll do it. I just gotta get my fat ass in shape. Probably not enough summer left for me to do it again this year.
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Actually I cased a knuckle really hard about a year and a half ago and took it all on my front ankle, it never got really swollen, just has been weak and crunchy ever since. In the last 24 hours it has gone to complete shit, I'm just glad I got time for -insert bad shit like surgery/cast/rehab here- before winter. I think my hiking season's over.
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dude you have a clinical problem with buying cheap gear.

I wouldn't trust these around my feet. They look like a bastard child of Flow and Gnu but with basic cheap polycarb.
This, I seriously want to know why you have this compulsion to buy old crap?
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Ya I know, I'll admit it.
It's kinda become a hobby of mine.
How could you not buy brand new bindings for $1.50

But in my defense, I don't use the shitty stuff myself.
I might try it out first but I either re-sell it or trade it for the shit I want.

$40 20 year old Farmer straight up trade for 2011 Never Summer, didn't pay shipping for either. FTW

$40 172 Tanker & some other shit piece board, traded the Tanker for 2 sets of longboarding wheels. FTW

Shit piece board & 2 pair 32 boots + 1 pair or Burton boots ($10 each) traded for a brand new complete $150 longboard. FTW

$10 Salomon 165 w Salomon bindings sold the board for $80, one binding had a crack on the highback. In the process of getting a new one shipped to me. FTW.

$12 pair of Burton SL-7's, top lace hook broken off. Burton sent me a new one, local boot repair guy charged me $5 to fix it. Sold $100

$15 Burton Ions looked brand new, 4 shredded speed laces. Burton sent me 4 new ones & a ratchet for a diff set of bindings. Sold for $120. FTW.

$9 Brand new with tags ($230) Salomon "Jeans" snowboard pants, sold for $120. FTW

$12 Spyder pants, almost shit my pants when I got home & looked them up on the interweb, reg $830. Sold for $150. FTW

$20 pair Independent 215 trucks, bent axle. 4 days ago Independent sent me a brand new pair + a deadly Independent shirt + Independent Air freshener.
They didn't want the old trucks back either. FTW.
Sending an email to the guy who sold them to me & lied about them being straight axles, fucking priceless

Last night for $120 I picked up a 156 Skate Banana w Burton C02 bindings & Burton Ions + virtually new Oakley gogs + unused spare lens, Dakine tool, pair of Analog reversible pants, virtually brand new Burton jacket, Virtually brand new Concept pants. All I want is the deck, gogs & tool.
Everything else will go right back on Craigslist. I'll end up not paying anything for the Skate Banana, riding it for a while then selling it. FTW.

Besides the Never Summer & the Spyder pants this is only the past month or so.

Since Jan 30/2010 I have 5 pages, over 200 adds on Craigslist.

I don't know if it is because of where I live but all the thrift stores around here have tonnes of gear in them for super cheap.

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Ya I know, I'll admit it.
It's kinda become a hobby of mine.
How could you not buy brand new bindings for $1.50

But in my defense, I don't use the shitty stuff myself.
I might try it out first but I either re-sell it or trade it for the shit I want.

$40 20 year old Farmer straight up trade for 2011 Never Summer, didn't pay shipping for either. FTW

$40 172 Tanker & some other shit piece board, traded the Tanker for 2 sets of longboarding wheels. FTW

Shit piece board & 2 pair 32 boots + 1 pair or Burton boots ($10 each) traded for a brand new complete $150 longboard. FTW

$10 Salomon 165 w Salomon bindings sold the board for $80, one binding had a crack on the highback. In the process of getting a new one shipped to me. FTW.

$12 pair of Burton SL-7's, top lace hook broken off. Burton sent me a new one, local boot repair guy charged me $5 to fix it. Sold $100

$15 Burton Ions looked brand new, 4 shredded speed laces. Burton sent me 4 new ones & a ratchet for a diff set of bindings. Sold for $120. FTW.

$9 Brand new with tags ($230) Salomon "Jeans" snowboard pants, sold for $120. FTW

$12 Spyder pants, almost shit my pants when I got home & looked them up on the interweb, reg $830. Sold for $150. FTW

$20 pair Independent 215 trucks, bent axle. 4 days ago Independent sent me a brand new pair + a deadly Independent shirt + Independent Air freshener.
They didn't want the old trucks back either. FTW.
Sending an email to the guy who sold them to me & lied about them being straight axles, fucking priceless

Last night for $120 I picked up a 156 Skate Banana w Burton C02 bindings & Burton Ions + virtually new Oakley gogs + unused spare lens, Dakine tool, pair of Analog reversible pants, virtually brand new Burton jacket, Virtually brand new Concept pants. All I want is the deck, gogs & tool.
Everything else will go right back on Craigslist. I'll end up not paying anything for the Skate Banana, riding it for a while then selling it. FTW.

Besides the Never Summer & the Spyder pants this is only the past month or so.

Since Jan 30/2010 I have 5 pages, over 200 adds on Craigslist.

I don't know if it is because of where I live but all the thrift stores around here have tonnes of gear in them for super cheap.

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