Join Date: Aug 2007
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sorry old chap, but whilst i ain't looking at you sepcifically, i just don't buy that explanation.
if you could go out and buy snowboard hardware from major retailers and market stalls alike, then you might be forgiven for looking to get the inside scoop on what's hot or not.
as absurd as it might be for us who love this sideways slide, it is a niche sport and so the manufacture of such items is costly and exclusive. to this end, only a few companies out there produce such items for snowboarding, and a small fraction of these manufacturers have an output and quality control enuff, for their wares to be carried by major stores and other retailers.
you can buy a 5 dollar magazine and be bombarded with enuff brand names and adverts to last you several lifetimes of snowboarding and so you can gauge who has got the money, and thus who has made the sales, and therefore who has an adequate customer base to suggest a solid reputation.
burton didn't get where they are thru zero innovation, research and production of inferior items.
so considering all this.... i conclude that people who seem to constantly ask what trick, which binder blah blah blah, just lack the inclination to think for themselves, or the courage to make a simple consumer choice.
but that is just my opinion. personally i prefer to determine my own life, rather than rely on whatever attitude of complete strangers.
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!