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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Lack of substantial reviews this year..

I'm pretty much all set this year, I got some good equipment from last year. But I'm always interested to hear about the latest and greatest. The new C2 Power Banana tech, how the Nitro Sub Pop compares and thoughts on it this year in particular, Burton's different rocker types, this years opinion on the Contraband line of bindings by Ride, more tested opinions about how Bataleon's boards compare to all the different rocker types, etc.

I guess that's asking a lot, but when I google reviews all I get are user reviews on retail sites. It sucks. Not that user reviews aren't great. I take most of the opinion on this forum pretty seriously, based on credibility of course, but 2 sentence reviews on retail sites are ridiculous and usually biased. "OMG I TRIED IT OUT IN MY LIVING ROOM AND IT'S GREAT. FAST SHIPPING AAA++++ WOUDL BUY AGAIN!" or "IT BROKE IT'S TERRIBLE." Meanwhile they forgot to mention they hit whatever it was with a hammer and set it on fire. hehe.

I'm being hyperbolic, but that's gives you a feel of how seriously I take those reviews. Plus they're often filtered by the site admin. The other kind of "reviews" I see are sites that copy and paste product descriptions and throw in a couple extra sentences to make it seem legit. They're more like previews.

The angry snowboarder has some good reviews. I checked Hoon's site too, but to be honest it's a fucking mess, and it doesn't look like it's been updated since may '09 I hate that default blogger format.
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Shayboarder.com also has some good info usually.

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I think some of us on here, myself included, have been too busy traveling and boarding to write detailed reviews about it, couple with laziness of course. Having ridden the first Skate Banana, and owned a Lib TRS BTX, as well as a bunch of Bataleons, I guess I should get around to it eventually. Also have the Evo-R & SL-R with NS's RC tech waiting for me to hop on, so that should provide more comparison too.

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?This is a good page lots of video reviews

YouTube - thehouseboardshop's Channel

A lot of reviews on shop pages look fake, with lines that come straight from the companys web page you'd think they try a little harder not to be so obvious.

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.


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You nailed why it is I do what I do. There is too much bull shit and fluffy bunny hugger crap out there. Yeah I'm not for everyone but at least it's there as a resource.


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Because someone has to call it how they see it!
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these guys have some decent reviews 2 Plus Day Snowboard Review
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You nailed why it is I do what I do. There is too much bull shit and fluffy bunny hugger crap out there. Yeah I'm not for everyone but at least it's there as a resource.
Yeah, I like the new format too. I haven't seen it until about a week ago.
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Glad you guys like it. We just went live a little while ago. Spread the word and please shoot me any critical feedback about the reviews or the site.
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