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post #101 of 122 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:37 PM
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My issue with the Arcteryx fit is more about length than volume. I'm pretty tough on gear, but I've had pretty good performance from the Airblaster, Burton, and Volcom pieces that I've tried.

As a pnw rider, I've been really curious about Homeschool. Unfortunately their XL stuff isn't long enough for me.

I agree on the durability of some of the Mountain Hardwear stuff. I've got a five or six year old Gore Pro shell from them, and a ten+ year old rain shell (can't remember the laminate). The Columbia Sportswear merger/buyout doesn't seem to have too badly impacted the quality. Still, the cuffs on their pants are too tight to work well with snowboard boots (for me), and the jackets are too short in both the arms and the body to work well for riding (for me). Great stuff for backpacking and snowshoeing, though!


I don't think that I've been doing much trash talking at this point. Just trying to respond to some occasional posturing with attempts at reason and honest reflection when possible.
Yeah, I've pretty much found you have to go snowboard pants, at least for me. Like you Arcteryx doesn't work for me. MH will in most cases, Jacket wise. I find that with pants, I usually have to go with a company that has snowboard sensibilities.

Kind of surprised to hear that about Homeschool, I thought they ran a little large.

I haven't found you to be a trash talker or spammer. Hence why you weren't banned but some other EL members were.
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post #102 of 122 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:41 PM
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No Mystery. Contest and its thread where removed by request from 'Climbz. EL & Johan agreed.
Gotcha. As you can probably tell, I don't spend much (any?) time at EL so I didn't see that or hear about it thanks!

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HOPEFULLY caused a paradigm shift on this board, where more than one idea, opinion, can be welcome.
Agreed. Cheers.
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Yeah, I've pretty much found you have to go snowboard pants, at least for me. Like you Arcteryx doesn't work for me. MH will in most cases, Jacket wise. I find that with pants, I usually have to go with a company that has snowboard sensibilities.

Kind of surprised to hear that about Homeschool, I thought they ran a little large.

I haven't found you to be a trash talker or spammer. Hence why you weren't banned but some other EL members were.
The length issue is more prevalent for me than it might be for others. I'm pretty tall.

There are lots of great companies out there that I wish that I could fit into their stuff, but I just have to admire it on other people!
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No Mystery. Contest and its thread where removed by request from 'Climbz. EL & Johan agreed.

I still think the predictable outcome was

Someone asks about Unions
-One of three or so people on this board was like "They Suck"
-Someone who rides unions regularly disagrees
-Thread gets jacked. OP is not given any additional information about their topic, unless they were also curious as to Nivek's blog credits, who is possibly gay or, in real life, some kind of penis, or how COAR a member is.

Which, if you look at history, at least mine predates the contest by about a year.....probably more.

Johan thought this needed to stop, other members who use both boards agreed. Maybe the contest wasn't the best idea, but it has HOPEFULLY caused a paradigm shift on this board, where more than one idea, opinion, can be welcome.

Edit: Sorry Nivek for making fun of you, it was out of line and had nothing to do with the topic of gear. I hope I didn't hurt your feelings.
Yes, I did ask that the thread get yanked. Nothing good was going to come of it in the long run. Several people came over just to start shit, others not so much. It would have led to bad feelings and asshattery all the way around. I've seen this before and it just never goes well.

The only way you change things is by example. Of course I get that sometimes it's more fun to cause havok. Having fun with that sort of thing on an entirely different E venue right now actually...
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I think we've set a pretty good one.

Shredlife, What bindings would you recommend to the OP?
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in no particular order: flux, rome, burton, k2, raiden, now, salomon...
not union - they market their company like douchebags.
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apologies, I missed that....not sure how.
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to be fair i think i might have copied that from one of the other ridiculous threads around here lately.
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That's very fair.
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I love Reading this forum to learn stuff (pros and cons) about all the manufacturers because I don't personally get to try all the gear I want too. Personally it seems more open minded here towards brands (although certain people do like to voice their disliked brands) than EL does. Generally on here you get a vast lineup of good choices with the few heavily favorited brands and every time I read an EL thread it seems like its always the exact same shit being pushed and heavily pro union for bindings and hating a majority of other brands. Atleast that was the feel I had when I searched things there.

Since the start of that ridicules "contest" it's made reading this forum fucking suck and a headache to see any actual real information in between the bickering and hating.
Hopefully it looks like it is finally starting to turn back in a positive direction. Hell even shredlife was constructive there for a second lol.


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