quality vs. fashion - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2009, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
xxfinnellxx's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle Washington
Posts: 270
Default quality vs. fashion

What are you guy's oppinion about this? because im huge into buyin something that looks great, but it also has to be super nice.

what do you guys value more...
id say quality...to an extent
xxfinnellxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-15-2009, 03:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Nivek's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,244

There is honestly enough out there that has very high quality that looks great. The compromise should never have to be made.

32, Holden, 686, Foursquare, Special Blend, Volcom...
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 378

Quality over fashion. Sure, everyone wants something that looks nice but if it means choosing between a not so good-looking but well performing board and a sick-looking crappy board, I'd choose the better performing one.
iKimshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 09:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

Skills make you stylish, not fashion.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
bakesale's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 883

the two are not mutually exclusive

bakesale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Cr0_Reps_Smit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SMiThville, NJ (Summit County in winter)
Posts: 1,698

yea to be honesy, if i see something that has awesome specs but i just dont like the way it looks, i simply look for something i do think looks good AND still has the same great specs. theres so many outerwear companys out there its almost hard not to find something you like and still not cut corners on quality.
Cr0_Reps_Smit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 02:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Flick Montana's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168

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.
Zombie Nation
Rome Design 165 / Rome Arsenals
Rome Anthem 158
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 06:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

if its waterproof and warm ill buy it if it looks cool to me
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
G2309's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 120

With clothers quality and fashion tend to go together as stylish clothes are more expensive so they have better specs.
In terms of boards quality all the way. You only see the board when posing with for a pic. But again quality boards tend to have more effort put into the graphics anyway.
I am a writer and have done some pieces on extreme sport. Here's my page if you'd like to check it out. I'd appreciate any comments as writing is my passion.

G2309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
xxfinnellxx's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle Washington
Posts: 270

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)
xxfinnellxx is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums