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Old 11-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Boards and stuff have to boil down to pure rideablility. I refuse to ride a board under 400 bux because ive owned a few under there and all of them just sucked compared to my old gnu riders choice. thats why this year im getting a lib skate banana. This year i have to have a anticambered board, and the innovators of that was libtech. I refuse to buy tag along things such as never summer and K2 when it comes to those kinds of innovations. And Magnetraction is such a bliss.

innovative snowboard concepts
-Magnetraction (Lib Tech)
-Anticamber/Banana tech (Lib Tech)
-horozontal non-symetrics (Gnu...Really Mervin/Lib tech but only gnu uses it with the narrow radius heel edge)
-Spooned contact points (burton)
-Lifted Edges (bataleon)
-ICS/Est with Cantbeds (Burton)

Graphics are filthy too, i dont wana ride a weird looking board all the time. Banana's are legit though, same with my old Gnu Riders Choice from 06/07 (RIP)
Huh, I thought the Banana and Gyrator came out the same year, I guess K2 just copied Lib, even though the Gyrator was designed completely different... Oh and another Mervin "innovation" C2... wierd, cause I thought NS did that a year ago... Park Pickle with the deeper heelside sidecut-My buddy has been riding Santa Cruz's with that for the past 4 years or so, Mervin did not invent that.

Mervins are heavy, they delam, and generally are shite. Congratulations on buying the board everyone else owns. Hype, Rice, and Kass, thats what sells Mervin.

Oh and good for you for only buying "high end" boards. Cause boards like the Horrorscope, Stairmaster, WWW, Wigglestick, Swindle, Artifact, Everything Sucks, Kink, Draft, Quiver Killer, Crush, Drift, Scallywag, or the Era (to name a few) are all pieces of shite that are not worth buying.

Now, we could argue this topic forever, get this thread closed because of it, OR I'll shut up and you can keep your "absolutes" to yourself.

You have your opinions, the rest of us have ours. But thats all they are, OPINIONS.

So, your decision.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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like the first thing i do, is check out what i want to find in like pants or jacket. Which i base my first decision on waterproofing and breathability. I HAVE to have the best stuff. Such as a 20k+/12mm+ specs into it when it comes to breathability and waterproofing. Then i check for its pockets and vents. Afterwards, it then boils down to if i like the fit and then style and see if it will look good in general. Im pretty self consious about the fasion part...so there has to be a pretty sick pattern or graphic to it. If i just like the article for its specs and it doesnt have any designs, then im cool going with a solid color.

Boards and stuff have to boil down to pure rideablility. I refuse to ride a board under 400 bux because ive owned a few under there and all of them just sucked compared to my old gnu riders choice. thats why this year im getting a lib skate banana. This year i have to have a anticambered board, and the innovators of that was libtech. I refuse to buy tag along things such as never summer and K2 when it comes to those kinds of innovations. And Magnetraction is such a bliss.

innovative snowboard concepts
-Magnetraction (Lib Tech)
-Anticamber/Banana tech (Lib Tech)
-horozontal non-symetrics (Gnu...Really Mervin/Lib tech but only gnu uses it with the narrow radius heel edge)
-Spooned contact points (burton)
-Lifted Edges (bataleon)
-ICS/Est with Cantbeds (Burton)

Graphics are filthy too, i dont wana ride a weird looking board all the time. Banana's are legit though, same with my old Gnu Riders Choice from 06/07 (RIP)
This is either a really good elitist-parody, or you're kind of a jagoff...
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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dont sacrifice quality for what looks good. its been said before that there is plenty of stuff out there that looks good if you sacrifice on quality you will end up being miserable and you are gonna want to quit early if youre freezing and soaking wet
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Huh, I thought the Banana and Gyrator came out the same year, I guess K2 just copied Lib, even though the Gyrator was designed completely different... Oh and another Mervin "innovation" C2... wierd, cause I thought NS did that a year ago... Park Pickle with the deeper heelside sidecut-My buddy has been riding Santa Cruz's with that for the past 4 years or so, Mervin did not invent that.

Mervins are heavy, they delam, and generally are shite. Congratulations on buying the board everyone else owns. Hype, Rice, and Kass, thats what sells Mervin.

Oh and good for you for only buying "high end" boards. Cause boards like the Horrorscope, Stairmaster, WWW, Wigglestick, Swindle, Artifact, Everything Sucks, Kink, Draft, Quiver Killer, Crush, Drift, Scallywag, or the Era (to name a few) are all pieces of shite that are not worth buying.

Now, we could argue this topic forever, get this thread closed because of it, OR I'll shut up and you can keep your "absolutes" to yourself.

You have your opinions, the rest of us have ours. But thats all they are, OPINIONS.

So, your decision.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If your only two choices are some REALLY cool cardboard pants or a taupe jacket that could protect you from a nuclear blast, I'd go with function.

No one cares what you look like on the hill. So unless you're someone whose poor self esteem requires the attention of strangers, buy gear that will keep you warm and dry.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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@ xxfinnellxx

price has almost nothing to do with board quality. my $350 scaremaster will ride with anything out there.

then again, i just got an indoor survival fk and it's plain sexy...

speaking of which, you forgot to add flatkick!

btw, libtech's technology isn't the best. it's not the worst either but it's definitely not the best when it comes to reverse camber.

@ Flick and Nivek

i was thinking the same thing :P

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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fortunately for me I have never had to compromise on either .. thankfully the industry has always employed some rather creative artistic individuals .. and found that true variety is the spice of life .. there is something offering both features for everyone out there .. just have to put in the time .. ie. the research to score the good finds with the steez that fits your mood .. your personality.

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Function all the way. If it came down to an ugly brown jacket with 20k waterproof and breath-ability or the sweetest looking jacket with 10k I'd choose the ugly one.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm with Nivek these days you should have no problem finding both.
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