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post #11 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 10:45 PM
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I'm fine with most of their graphics. But yeah, the graphics on The West really hold it back. A bass? Really? If you're gonna go with a fishing motif, go with a trout to fit the vibe. How many snowboarding areas are known for their bass fishing? None. Snowboarding areas are trout fishing areas. I thought the elk graphic last year was fine. It fit. Not everyone will dig it, but it fit.

IMO, it's the best all around board they've ever built, but the graphic is gonna turn a lot of people off. I wouldn't buy that bass board either and I'm not a guy heavily swayed by graphics.
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Yeah I could care less about their graphics...they make sick boards and that's all. Would probably take a NS board with a picture of Trump on it to get me to think twice about buying it.
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My favorite graphic they ever made never saw the light of day. It was the graphic they had on the prototype Funslinger.
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The graphics on my old Cobra has a really distinct Luftwaffe vibe.
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I like the eagle that looks like a phoenix, it's their logo and I think it looks good, better than the Colorado flag.. nothing wrong with Colorado, but if you're not from the region.. but I digress, ever see a NS demo truck? that eagle looks pimp on it.

different folks different strokes. all these people(nobody specific) saying Arbor and Jones are the most beautiful boards ever. it's just wood with finish on it.

in hindsight, I was trying to find a uglier logo than NS's eagle.. almost all snowboard company logo's are actually really good, except Gnu's and Sims(but that's from the 80's). Yes. too but I like the uninc pig (only for the greats huh?)

I do agree that NS has to bump up their graphics game.

sorry if I sound all over the place, just got back from a mammoth day trip. 8hr total drive had me reaching for the norcos.

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Aren't there third party contact sheets you can put on the top anyway? I'm thinking of those board skin guys that have the laminate stuff you stick on top with whatever graphic you want printed.

If you are super into a particular board for its specs or performance but hate the topsheet design, I'd think that would be the way to go.

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different folks different strokes.
Agreed. Simple as that really.

That being said tough, you can definitely tell which companies actually employ graphic designers and people with a real working knowledge of art and aesthetic who evolve the look and feel of a brand as time goes by and styles change. Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things for most people but if something as simple as the kerning in your logo is off, it makes me wonder what other small or large details you aren't paying attention to or caring about.
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I love most of NS's graphics, but the current west looks like something my granddad would buy.. and the current ripsaw looks like something my 8 year old nephew would buy.

I personally can't stand their eagle logo though. It does look too much like the nazi eagle. Plus NS is the abbreviation of the nazi party (national socialist) so there's that...

But I love most of their boards. The snowtrooper and the chairman, in particular, tend to have great graphics. Anything with mountains and trees will win me over.

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I love most of NS's graphics, but the current west looks like something my granddad would buy.. and the current ripsaw looks like something my 8 year old nephew would buy.

I personally can't stand their eagle logo though. It does look too much like the nazi eagle. Plus NS is the abbreviation of the nazi party (national socialist) so there's that...

But I love most of their boards. The snowtrooper and the chairman, in particular, tend to have great graphics. Anything with mountains and trees will win me over.
Yikes what a terrible association!!!!!!

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Yikes what a terrible association!!!!!!

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You know who else was a chairman? Motherfucking Mao. And you know there are a lot of pot smoking hippie communists in Colorado. Plus NS is giving away a free boards Holy shit, maybe NS are communists. Get McCarthy on the phone.

Coincidence/crazy conspiracy theory is not an association. It falls a lot more along the lines of complete bullshit that no one should credit. Unfortunately there are far too many stupid people in the world who would read those posts above and think they are true.
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