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Old 11-09-2011, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The dudes having fun, that's what matters. Talk about stuck up bishes. Who cares if it looks silly, it's all about having fun and if you are too serious maybe you should take a look at why you are so worried about what people think. Innovation is always cool to me, that's what can make the world a better place. The idea seems to be for parks and hiking jumps, not for big mountain. Also what's with the Canadian crack? Isn't the entire east coast of the US one big icepark that would make these useful?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Honestly...what can you say about this?

First, these guys can barely stand up, if it weren't for the quick 2-3 sec. clips they know they would make them look even more ridiculous than they are.

Very very awkward looking...

and I don't think this is about innovation, I think it's about trying to make a quick buck, nothing more.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That looks pretty desperate.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's cute really, and he has guts to put it out there that's for sure. Too bad he didn't have a good rider use em he could have made a better impression.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The dudes having fun, that's what matters. Talk about stuck up bishes. Who cares if it looks silly, it's all about having fun and if you are too serious maybe you should take a look at why you are so worried about what people think. Innovation is always cool to me, that's what can make the world a better place. The idea seems to be for parks and hiking jumps, not for big mountain. Also what's with the Canadian crack? Isn't the entire east coast of the US one big icepark that would make these useful?
They definitely aren't for jumps. Watch that clip again, the guys on them are the best they have and can't get more than 3ft of air without things going all sketchy. I am all for innovation but those just look like death traps. They are designed for your legs to spread apart uncontrollably. That is just a bad idea even if t would make for a good start of a joke.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Each to their own. This is definitely not for me. Looks very unstable.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The dudes having fun, that's what matters. Talk about stuck up bishes. Who cares if it looks silly, it's all about having fun and if you are too serious maybe you should take a look at why you are so worried about what people think. Innovation is always cool to me, that's what can make the world a better place.
I agree.

Don't worry, I didn't start the thread to be hater, just thought it looked amusing so thought I'd share. I studied alongside product designers and it was always a laugh poking fun at some of the stuff they'd try and develop. We also get people on here posting when they've had a go at making some existing product better... to varying degrees of success.

I just love how these things are like skis but not... and go sideways... and ... oh god they're strange
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The dudes having fun, that's what matters
Or, more specifically, I agree with this bit in particular
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Is this snowboarding's version of snow blades?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The rider sucks and I only saw one trick that you couldn't do on a real snowboard. Also, you could get a serious groin tear if going over rough terrain and the back one gets caught.
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