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Old 11-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #71 (permalink)
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lol fucking kook.

Do you ride Arcteryx as well?
i'm ready to hear exactly why wearing Arcteryx makes me a kook.
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i'm ready to hear exactly why wearing Arcteryx makes me a kook.
...because it's Arcteryx... Really?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I don't mean to paint a broad stroke. Some guys here are obviously being destructive. So is Johan with this dumbass contest.

For eff sakes. I completely stopped talking about Union after our email exchange. I continued to just focus on other products not getting involved in Union based threads. I did this even after his cronies were being little dick headed smart asses behind my back while I was at a demo event for y employer.

Now he has this contest going and putting up the front that he wants you guys to educate SBF members. Instead, this whole thing is causing uneccesary beef and bad blood. Want to know what's worse than the people you claim to be gatekeepers here? Two Internet forums full of snowboarders beefing with one another over one fucking snowboard brand and acting like one forum is better than the other.

You want to talk about caring for the sport and riders? Then don't contribute to this ignorance.

Whatever. No such thing as bad press I guess.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #74 (permalink)
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you're kinda thick. i don't need overall product knowledge to state the fact that my toe strap can be easily released. i just need a hand and a set of eyes.

please go away.



you think i'm going to lick your feet because you KINDA helped me? just don't butt in next time.
I'd really perfer you didn't and don't want anything from you even if you do. Personally I thought the wierd stuf was the Germans, not the Sweeds. My point is: you bought an incorrectly sized board for your foot size, you don't know how to mount bindings, you bought bindings that you like and you bought boots that are not naturally shaped to work with your bindings highback causing an ill fit. I don't understand what makes you have any knowledge to drop about snowboarding in general, or bindings you've never ridden.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I get more days on mountain ... before March than you ever will in your life.
Literally a mathematical impossibility. Not working in the industry, I may only be able to ride forty or fifty days a year, but I've been doing it for a few years.

All your claiming smells a bit fishy, but if it makes you feel good to try and convince a bunch of junior high and high school kids on the internet that you have special status, don't let me get in your way.

Enjoy showing off your misty 2014 shit. The rest of us will enjoy sowboarding. 90%-10%. You might want to look into it... But that's just my opinion.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I don't mean to paint a broad stroke. Some guys here are obviously being destructive. So is Johan with this dumbass contest.

For eff sakes. I completely stopped talking about Union after our email exchange. I continued to just focus on other products not getting involved in Union based threads. I did this even after his cronies were being little dick headed smart asses behind my back while I was at a demo event for y employer.

Now he has this contest going and putting up the front that he wants you guys to educate SBF members. Instead, this whole thing is causing uneccesary beef and bad blood. Want to know what's worse than the people you claim to be gatekeepers here? Two Internet forums full of snowboarders beefing with one another over one fucking snowboard brand and acting like one forum is better than the other.

You want to talk about caring for the sport and riders? Then don't contribute to this ignorance.

Whatever. No such thing as bad press I guess.
Leo, honestly, I have NOTHING but respect for you because you did what most people would do in that situation. Turn the fucking page. Not look at every page where it's mentioned and attempt to hijack the thread with opinions that are passed off as fact (to people who apparently aren't even allowed to have an opinion if they've been riding for fewer than two years).

All I'm asking is, people like you and Dave continue to set the example you're setting and help people who have questions about gear. I will do the same. Letting this vocal group shout down stuff with limited experience is silly and turns this place into clown shoes.

Or, in Nivek's case, barbie shoes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #77 (permalink)
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if you don't have the 90% yet your opinion on the 10% doesn't really matter.

i'll get at least 80-100 days this year - the equivalent of your life's experience.



Arcteryx - sorry little buddy but you're just showing your ignorance here. if you're into your fashionista thing and like to buy new outerwear every season or two that's on you. i like shit that works and lasts. Arcteryx makes hands down the most effective outerwear in the game. better than any snowboarding company because all of them are marketing to little teeny-bopper hipster-wannabes who are sponsored by mommy. name one. say AK and i'll laugh in your face.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I don't mean to paint a broad stroke. Some guys here are obviously being destructive. So is Johan with this dumbass contest.

For eff sakes. I completely stopped talking about Union after our email exchange. I continued to just focus on other products not getting involved in Union based threads. I did this even after his cronies were being little dick headed smart asses behind my back while I was at a demo event for y employer.

Now he has this contest going and putting up the front that he wants you guys to educate SBF members. Instead, this whole thing is causing uneccesary beef and bad blood. Want to know what's worse than the people you claim to be gatekeepers here? Two Internet forums full of snowboarders beefing with one another over one fucking snowboard brand and acting like one forum is better than the other.

You want to talk about caring for the sport and riders? Then don't contribute to this ignorance.

Whatever. No such thing as bad press I guess.
I have no opinion about one forum being better in an objective sense. Subjectively, while I joined both forums around the same time, I admittedly post significantly more in EL. Still, I don't view this as an EL vs SBF thing. And, again for me, it's not about Union. It's about getting involved in trying to increase the expectation for accurate, insightful sharing of actual knowledge. I've made similar comments and criticisms on EL when people were asshats there, too. I remember one thread where somebody tried to claim that underwear (not baselayer, but fucking boxers) made by a snowboard company (Burton) were the only underwear that a snowboarder should wear while snowboarding. Wearing wicking underwear made by other brands like Under Armor or Nike was somehow a less valid choice. Moronic. It happens in both forums.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #79 (permalink)
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yeah, but you're not getting it. placement has nothing to do with strap adjustment does it?

get it through your thick skull.
And strap adjustment is not understanding how to completely set up a binding as you stated in your other post! Why u so mad though? You come on here looking to debate and get all butthurt when you get it thrown back at you. Go ride your uber awesome Unions and be happy. I don't care what you ride as I stated I would not deal with their bs engineering problems after one day out. I've stated other bindings that I've ridden, some of which were a lot better than Unions sub par quality. Whether I rode them for a day (or HOURS as I stated fairly, only to get another sarcastic remark) or not, that is lacking and as a manufacturer, it should be corrected and not ignored for so long. I guess all the fanboys that don't care are what is keeping them from changing their design??

BOTTOM LINE: Ride what the fuck you want, but dont get all pissy when you are told facts!

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #80 (permalink)
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I just don't get why Johan's panties are this bunched up. Doesn't he realize that he is losing customers here. Love or hate this forum, but just like at EL, people buy gear based on what they read here.

I can't imagine how awesome Johan could have made Union look had he chose to give those Team bindings to someone here... not a reviewer, but someone looking to decide between a Union or say a Malavita.

That would have been respect right there. Instead, potential Union customers are now seeing people from two different forums arguing with each other because of a contest Johan, a Union employee, decided to run.

Matty, you're trying to be reasonable right? Am I way off base here with what I said?

You want to see awesome marketing and use of forums like these? Pay attention to Never Summer, Rome, and even Wired Sports. Look at the loyalty they receive and just how many of their products are being bought based off how they treat members here.

That could have easily been Union with Johan. Maybe he's just too core to do the same. But then again, isn't that why he hates SBF members? Because we think we're too core?
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