I prefer the loud graphics from Lib and capita over the boring as fuck graphics from burton and rome. Arbor is cool because wood is beautiful by itself. everyone else just falls in between those.
It is cool to have a neato looking board to hang up when I'm done with it and during the offseason. Graphics definetly affect my purchase decisions. If im gonna pay $600 for a snowboard; it better look as good as it rides. I have also purchased from Blanksnowboards.com plain white.
If you don't like the graphics of any board a light sanding and quick coat of spray-paint can fix that forever.
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'
When did snowboard manufacturers decide "Let's put some skulls, blood, knives, guns, etc. on our boards and that'll be cool and sell."? Some of this shit on these top sheets and bases baffle me.
Every year there's more crap that looks like it's been yanked from a horror comic book and slapped on top of a REALLY good board, but you're stuck with shitty graphics.
Look forward every year to new tech being built into the latest boards and then they roll out with a human skull on it.....
When I read this I kinda get the impression you are all like "Oh no, guns, knives, and blood! We should ban pictures of that! Think of the children!"
I personally have no issue with anything being printed on topsheets. If you don't like what's on the topsheet, don't buy the board.
The only graphics I have ever seen that made me think to myself "Wow, that would take balls to actually ride," are the 2011 YES! Great Boobs of History boards. Those boards probably lead to some interesting lift line/ride conversations.