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Old 12-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Holy shit, I need to work on developing some boutique product that people will spend crazy money on... to fund myself being a lazy fuck with not much better to do than go ride... Why work?

Side note: I can stick a fake carbon fiber decal on peoples $60 helmets, only cost you $39.95. PM me for details

Seriously though, are we this bored and obsessed with snowboarding gear?

Probably
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Grafta, its a fashion show...

You know bikini snowboarding?
I'm thinking of coming out with a line of stiletto snowboard high heels

Gonna go viral, its gonna be like tickle me elmo sales
People will be brawling over them

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Ha!

Personally ill go with form and function...but if you dont care what stuff looks likes likes as well as the quality of it then go on looking like this.

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Very cool helmet. Price is not out of line if you consider the history of premium protection gear (arai carbon etc.) I thought it would be lighter though, 500g per website vs smith vantage at 440g.

Let us know how that ventilation system goes.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Very cool helmet. Price is not out of line if you consider the history of premium protection gear (arai carbon etc.) I thought it would be lighter though, 500g per website vs smith vantage at 440g.

Let us know how that ventilation system goes.
Its heavier then my Bern Carbon which I think is 400g, but you can tell the Sweet is a different league of build quality, plus the Bern is essentially just a sheet of pure carbon fiber over the foam protection. The sweet has more quality padding, and is just a better build all around. The said the Sweet is smaller then the Bern... Not head size, but just overall profile.

Unfortunately with the shit weather in the forecast it wont look like ill have a chance to try it until the end of the week.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Ha!

Personally ill go with form and function...but if you dont care what stuff looks likes likes as well as the quality of it then go on looking like this.

I've seen this picture on this site more than I can remember.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Ha!

Personally ill go with form and function...but if you dont care what stuff looks likes likes as well as the quality of it then go on looking like this.

I'd say this guy actually cares way too much about how his gear looks

...while, it fails to both look good, and do its job like it should
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I'd say this guy actually cares way too much about how his gear looks

...while, it fails to both look good, and do its job like it should
The spirit is true. The majority of snowboarders look like they live in the mom's basemen suite, but try and wear that like its a badge or looks "sick".

Ill stick with stuff that looks sweet, and performs top notch....they can have the rest.

The problem with 90% of everything snowboarding is that it looks childish. But thats just my opinion
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The spirit is true. The majority of snowboarders look like they live in the mom's basemen suite, but try and wear that like its a badge or looks "sick".

Ill stick with stuff that looks sweet, and performs top notch....they can have the rest.

The problem with 90% of everything snowboarding is that it looks childish. But thats just my opinion
It looks "childish" because the biggest demographic buying snowboarding equipment is the under 25s- hence the focus of the designs. Old fkrs like me love the sport and are willing to spend more dollars not looking like a 16 yr old, hence a propensity (in my case anyway) for higher end kit that is less fashion forward.

I'm intrigued sass, I love reading your posts, you obviously enjoy a certain income bracket- your name says it all...I too enjoy the odd super Tuscan for what it's worth- if you don't mind me asking, what do you do during the week?

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It looks "childish" because the biggest demographic buying snowboarding equipment is the under 25s. Old fkrs like me love the sport and are willing to spend more dollars not looking like a 16 yr old, hence a propensity (in my case anyway) for higher end kit that is less fashion forward.

I'm intrigued sass, I love reading your posts, you obviously enjoy a certain income bracket- your name says it all...I too enjoy the odd super Tuscan for what it's worth- if you don't mind me asking, what do you do during the week?
You nailed the reason equipment looks the way it does in this sport, and unfortunately marketing has taken it to an extreme to the point its cool to look like a tard. Luckily there are some options for better designed product both esthetically and functionally that can be had. I dont want to equate it to age, but rather maturity. Even when I was 19 I hated the look of the snowboard brand. To each their own thou. I have a platinum M16 as a lamp in my office which seems to offend most people but I think looks great

People on this site can say what they want about my choices for gear, but in my book it has to look as good as it functions unless there is no other choice ( id take function before looks if it came down to it). Same idea when buying a car, bike, home, couch or new suit.

To answer your question about what I do during the week honestly I board a lot, but have found a way to work from the hill, literally. I do conference calls while going down the slopes, and phone interviews while on the lift. In the summer its the same but golf. I used to own a publishing company, now I own a veterinary business among other things.

Anyone who enjoys a good super tuscan has good taste in my book. Collecting wine is my other main hobby...next to drinking it of course.

Beer too! check out this 3L boot my GF gave me today as an early 35th birthday gift!!! Thats 6 pints in a single serving.



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