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Old 03-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #21 (permalink)
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your site navigation needs a lot of work. when i read a review i can't go "back", i have to hit that little X on the upper right, which brings me to your title page, which i then have to mouse over to access the menu again and go back to the gear reviews. i can hit the back button on my browser, but if you're implementing a flash website this should have navigation, otherwise you're just making shit pretty for no reason. not to mention you lump everything into one category "snowboard reviews"; i can imagine if you end up getting more reviews it'll be a pain in the ass to look through this.

as for the reviews itself, eh. you spout hyperbole and use language that i used to use when i was 15. at the same time your reviews have very little substance; after reading it i don't know if i want to buy a custom X any more than i did before i read your review.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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seriously?!? you couldn't come up with a better domain than jiffybutler!!! I mean seriously who the fuck would go to a site called jiffybutler for snowboard info?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Should I man up and write the reviews myself to avoid excess expenses?
You probably should.

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EDIT: What is bothering you so much about the website?
How much of this equipment do you personally own, or do you have personal experience riding/wearing/using?

If someone were to write reviews for you, how would they obtain the gear to review? Let me guess, you don't provide it, you just expect them to write reviews about gear they've never touched.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Your reviews are not very good. I'm not one to just rip on someone usually, but seriously, those are terrible. No one, and I mean NO ONE, will use that as their go to snowboard product review, ever. You might want to have someone give them a read before you post them up. Someone that isn't your friend or family. Someone that will tell it to you straight. At least then, stuff like you have now, would never make it to the actual web. Good on you for trying, but as of right now, it's not looking good.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I gotta agree with NWBoarder on this one...the review of the snowboard doesnt actually tell you alot about the performance...and you need to ride that thing at least 10+ times before you review it with good pros and cons.

Focus less on what you were doing and more on the equipment you are reviewing and what ITS doing.

and jiffybutler is a bit odd...it reminds me of AskJeeves

edit: also you talk alot about how the Diode bindings suck on rails....review the equipment for the use it is intended for. you wouldnt post a review for a Hovercraft and talk about how terrible it is landing switch.

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I've now read your whole site...i dont think you can be saved.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #27 (permalink)
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To be fair, this guy reached out to me for help and offered that "partnership thing."

Told him I barely have enough time to contribute to David Z's aGNARchy anymore, let alone jump ship to another blog.







Oh, and I didn't like the domain name. Or lack of dependable compensation. Partnership means nothing if I don't see potential.

You're missing one big thing from your review (I only clicked on your Custom X one).... PICTURES.

There are two major things you need for a website before you even think about getting it off the ground... a catchy, relevant name and lots of pictures/video.

And get rid of Flash. No one uses that anymore. It's a resource hog that bogs down people's computers. I also tried logging on via iPhone. You're probably going to want to make that your first priority seeing as how even my 2 year old uses an iPad.
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Told him I barely have enough time to contribute to David Z's aGNARchy anymore, let alone jump ship to another blog.

LOL I barely have time to contribute to my own site anymore
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I gotta agree with NWBoarder on this one...the review of the snowboard doesnt actually tell you alot about the performance...and you need to ride that thing at least 10+ times before you review it with good pros and cons.
+1 I take very few reviews seriously, because somebody usually has a day or less on the board. If it's brand new it isn't even broken in yet, and how can you judge a board after one day? Snow changes all the time, so feel may be tottally snow related and not related to the board.

Also, I think the forum is doing a good job with google rankings. I just searched for "Virus Avalanche Review" and my review on this forum was the number one result.

Even the ubiquitous Burton Cartel comes up with a review on this forum as the first result.

WE are the place for reviews right here!
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+1 I take very few reviews seriously, because somebody usually has a day or less on the board. If it's brand new it isn't even broken in yet, and how can you judge a board after one day? Snow changes all the time, so feel may be tottally snow related and not related to the board.

Also, I think the forum is doing a good job with google rankings. I just searched for "Virus Avalanche Review" and my review on this forum was the number one result.

Even the ubiquitous Burton Cartel comes up with a review on this forum as the first result.

WE are the place for reviews right here!
Did you log out of any Google account you have before you did the search?

Anyway, sometimes you can get a feel for a board after only a few runs. Yes, conditions matter, but you should be able to know if it is the conditions or the board that's causing something.

But yea, for a well-rounded review, you want to completely and thoroughly molest the board for several days.

Side note: Some of us attend demos so we ride the same boards from year to year albeit with some tweaks. Also, demo boards are almost always broken in. If not by other demos, by the reps and tent employees themselves.
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