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Yeah I find some value in what they talk about at the end the day reviews are all subjective anyway just have to try to make the best decision you can with what you have for information
 

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Any theories why the Good Ride disables their comments on Youtube? What kind of lazy crap is that?
Could be as simple as the fact that they click the “this video is intended for kids” box, which disables the comments.
Could also be that they want to do without the drama and shit-flinging that automatically comes with social media.
Not defending them, just two theories.
I'll tell you exactly why he does it. He doesn't like being tested. When he started posting on YouTube there was a rush from people questioning things he said. Before he could block comments, there were reply chains of people asking why he said some of the misinformation he said. The other part of that was people saying "you know reviewer __ said". He's a poser in a position that he created and gives off a false sense of authority.

The guy has next to no real knowledge base so he can only draw on what he's done for reviews to this point, which after 8 years should actually be extensive, but it's not, it's so minimal in scope. I can say this because I still have people today sending me reviews where he just butchers what he's talking about and makes them infuriated. But they send it to me because guess what, there's no way to correct him or call him out.

His issue is he's never worked in a shop. He's never sold something to someone's face and had to be 100% certain that he was giving the best possible advice to the person that would forego them coming back to complain. He's never attended a shop clinic. He's never been to a industry feedback testing event and focus group on building product. He lacks the analytical nature to look at a product and realize that if the company did this or that it would become a better product. What he's good at is horribly regurgitating marketing silent salesman sheets at you. The fact that he stammers and stutters while he's not live recording something shows he lacks the ability to retain knowledge and comprehend it.

Anyone can slap a board on a table and say the shit he says. Wow cool here's the shape, here's the camber profile, here's what the marketing says. Not everyone can slap it down, bang out all that, plus close personal observations, as well as deciphering if a flex pattern, flex point, shape, sidecut, camber profile, and stance are doing anything to it. Well maybe they can, but if they did what I wrote on page one 8 years ago still wouldn't ring true on why I keep doing things. I could literally make a video today titled "if I reviewed boards like The Good Ride" and give you all the same information with the lack of cuts, lack of editing, lack of better comprehension. Does it mean it would be as good as the product I'm putting out now? FUCK NO!

He's an example of someone that started something at the right time after others had done it but wasn't the right person for it. He, I, and everyone else that does this sit in a tiny little niche category that largely isn't challenged enough in the sense that there should be a better product being put out (I'm trying here and think this years stuff looks the best yet). I find it funny that he said something about "needing to edit his videos" yet he just turns the camera on and films and slaps it up. There's no jump cuts except to the riding, hell you can see him holding the remote turning it on and off in the start of the videos. It's just one long prattle on fest of regurgitation. Then you have the videos with him and the troglodytes and that's pretty much 10 minutes of dick jokes and stuttering. There's the on the couch videos where he decides it's cool to eat his dinner with you and gargle Alfredo sauce. WTF is that? You guys deserve better than that.

If you find value in that, I guess more power to you. At the end of the day he's someone who snowboards, he's not a snowboarder, and he never will be. He's a poser in a position that he was lucky enough to create, but he'll always be a poser. He'll never have practical hands on knowledge from before he did this to jump onto. He'll never be able to sit down and tell you why boot fit is important because he's too busy riding 2038484 different boots and talking about how they fit his foot. He'll continue to give misinformation because unfortunately he's been given the tools to not allow a conversation about the product.

The challenge always stands, live debate, letting the fans dictate the questions. I think that would show people the lack of knowledge he has on products or the ability to fully understand what he's trying to talk about.

They do answer questions via mail.
Wow cool, a controlled environment to answer questions that they should be able to rattle off on the fly.

He should be answering questions on Vimeo, YouTube, his website, Social Media, Email, Live Streams, Patreon and in person when people run into him. He won't because he can't.


Fuck I can't believe I'm still having to give the same arguments 8 years later on this guy. At least he finally started riding at a moderately better level than he previously was. I guess there's one good thing that came out of him doing this that long.
 

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All great points. I don’t care enough about the guy (nor do I Like his reviews enough) for me to know any of this. Thanks for pointing it out Avran.
 

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This isnt a dis on goodride just an observation. I find the angry reviews more consistent then goodride. Ive noticed they might rate a board amazing in one category or another and a different board that i know rides basically the same in that regard poorly. Makes it hard to work out what board might work for you and worth a demo/try. Where as angry is more consistent so even if he doesnt like an aspect of a board that much based on his preferences, you can still work out what might work for yourself ie he seems to enjoy a stiffer board than i do so i know if he says its stiff i would hate it.
 

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Goodride occasionally gets an aspect of a review right, but just as often throws things in that are way off. The reviews are often very generic and therefore not very helpful. Angry on the other hand is far more consistent and provides a lot more specifics on different aspects of the board. I have found agnarchy to be pretty good, though they tend to like more stiff freeride stuff than I prefer, but at least you can tell that from the reviews and make a judgment.

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On the occasions where I've actually tried a piece of equipment that Angry has reviewd (like the e-jack last year), I've found his review to be bang-on. That just makes me more confident about accepting anything he says. Bad for any board that he disses as 'crap', of course.
 

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I find the goodride useful to get a better look at boards/bindings/boots that they may not have in stock at a store near you and you need to order online without physically seeing the product.
Id rather see the table review for an item rather than look at stock photos online.

And while I agree as far as advice I go to Angry all day, but no need to hate on the goodride IMO, let them do their thing.

I tried FP insoles solely based on their review and its worked out well for me. Also found them useful when searching for outerwear.....I never knew about volcom ziptech until I saw their videos. I got a volcom jacket and volcom snow pants because of them and a few years ago and Ive been extremely happy with them.
 

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On the occasions where I've actually tried a piece of equipment that Angry has reviewd (like the e-jack last year), I've found his review to be bang-on.
Same. I've bought multiple bindings and boards based on his and Kevin's reviews, they've all fit the review in practice, and I've been happy to have taken the plunge on the new gear, based on Angry's reviews.

My favourite GoodRide reviews have consisted of:
-- they're all standing in a circle, and for the first 40% of the review, there's NOTHING about the board/bindings, just them all standing around giggling and telling personal jokes
-- I love Beasty's switch to regular reverts: no popping 180's out, no switch riding for anything more than 10 seconds... it's switch to a both-legs-straight nose butter to regular, every single time.
-- when they JUST, FINALLY manage to get on track for a review, then get distracted yet again, and joke amongst themselves for a good 60-90 seconds
-- his mates standing in the background, cutting Beasty off with blabbering bullshit / trying to make a crack, instead of JUST SHUTTING THE FCK UP AND LETTING BEASTY GET ON WITH THE REVIEW
-- there was one review where there were like 4 of them standing around, one guy had his pants down to his shins, exposing his boxers - he had his bulge thrust out (we'll refer to him as pants guy). Whilst Beasty was joking with that guy, the tall skinny guy reached out to start rubbing pants guy's bulge, whilst the guy behind pants guy, reached into the back of pants guy's boxers, found his mark, and started rubbing, whilst leaning around to make out with pants guy. Tall guy then got on his knees to leverage pants guy a bit better, whilst reaching out with his free hand to rub Beasty, which caused Beasty to abandon the review for a moment, and start jokingly throwing out sexual innuendos. Behind guy breaks his kiss with pants guy, and leans over to Beasty to make out with him now, which results in a good 1-2min out of a 5 minute review, to now become utterly useless from a "viewer gaining information about the product" point of view. The review finishes up with Beasty talking about the product with that new freestyle guy he's using, whilst the other three carry on "on the table" - quite energetically too, given the fact that the table's flat surface has buckled, and now does not really demonstrate camber profiles as well as it used to. Cut to the very end of the review, where freestyle guy has left, and Beasty marches over to the boys on the table, to give 'em a really, really, really GoodRide.
 

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Same. I've bought multiple bindings and boards based on his and Kevin's reviews, they've all fit the review in practice, and I've been happy to have taken the plunge on the new gear, based on Angry's reviews.

My favourite GoodRide reviews have consisted of:
-- they're all standing in a circle, and for the first 40% of the review, there's NOTHING about the board/bindings, just them all standing around giggling and telling personal jokes
-- I love Beasty's switch to regular reverts: no popping 180's out, no switch riding for anything more than 10 seconds... it's switch to a both-legs-straight nose butter to regular, every single time.
-- when they JUST, FINALLY manage to get on track for a review, then get distracted yet again, and joke amongst themselves for a good 60-90 seconds
-- his mates standing in the background, cutting Beasty off with blabbering bullshit / trying to make a crack, instead of JUST SHUTTING THE FCK UP AND LETTING BEASTY GET ON WITH THE REVIEW
-- there was one review where there were like 4 of them standing around, one guy had his pants down to his shins, exposing his boxers - he had his bulge thrust out (we'll refer to him as pants guy). Whilst Beasty was joking with that guy, the tall skinny guy reached out to start rubbing pants guy's bulge, whilst the guy behind pants guy, reached into the back of pants guy's boxers, found his mark, and started rubbing, whilst leaning around to make out with pants guy. Tall guy then got on his knees to leverage pants guy a bit better, whilst reaching out with his free hand to rub Beasty, which caused Beasty to abandon the review for a moment, and start jokingly throwing out sexual innuendos. Behind guy breaks his kiss with pants guy, and leans over to Beasty to make out with him now, which results in a good 1-2min out of a 5 minute review, to now become utterly useless from a "viewer gaining information about the product" point of view. The review finishes up with Beasty talking about the product with that new freestyle guy he's using, whilst the other three carry on "on the table" - quite energetically too, given the fact that the table's flat surface has buckled, and now does not really demonstrate camber profiles as well as it used to. Cut to the very end of the review, where freestyle guy has left, and Beasty marches over to the boys on the table, to give 'em a really, really, really GoodRide.
Scott, are you sure you weren't watching pornhub, or was there too much Alfredo sauce goonride bukkake action going on for it to be any self respecting porn channel? :sick::sick:🤮
 

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Same. I've bought multiple bindings and boards based on his and Kevin's reviews, they've all fit the review in practice, and I've been happy to have taken the plunge on the new gear, based on Angry's reviews.

My favourite GoodRide reviews have consisted of:
-- they're all standing in a circle, and for the first 40% of the review, there's NOTHING about the board/bindings, just them all standing around giggling and telling personal jokes
-- I love Beasty's switch to regular reverts: no popping 180's out, no switch riding for anything more than 10 seconds... it's switch to a both-legs-straight nose butter to regular, every single time.
-- when they JUST, FINALLY manage to get on track for a review, then get distracted yet again, and joke amongst themselves for a good 60-90 seconds
-- his mates standing in the background, cutting Beasty off with blabbering bullshit / trying to make a crack, instead of JUST SHUTTING THE FCK UP AND LETTING BEASTY GET ON WITH THE REVIEW
-- there was one review where there were like 4 of them standing around, one guy had his pants down to his shins, exposing his boxers - he had his bulge thrust out (we'll refer to him as pants guy). Whilst Beasty was joking with that guy, the tall skinny guy reached out to start rubbing pants guy's bulge, whilst the guy behind pants guy, reached into the back of pants guy's boxers, found his mark, and started rubbing, whilst leaning around to make out with pants guy. Tall guy then got on his knees to leverage pants guy a bit better, whilst reaching out with his free hand to rub Beasty, which caused Beasty to abandon the review for a moment, and start jokingly throwing out sexual innuendos. Behind guy breaks his kiss with pants guy, and leans over to Beasty to make out with him now, which results in a good 1-2min out of a 5 minute review, to now become utterly useless from a "viewer gaining information about the product" point of view. The review finishes up with Beasty talking about the product with that new freestyle guy he's using, whilst the other three carry on "on the table" - quite energetically too, given the fact that the table's flat surface has buckled, and now does not really demonstrate camber profiles as well as it used to. Cut to the very end of the review, where freestyle guy has left, and Beasty marches over to the boys on the table, to give 'em a really, really, really GoodRide.
Pretty sure that review is pixellated in Japan .
 

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I like TGR more for entertainment value than actual in depth reviews. It’s good for when I want snowboarding “content” to just absorb. I’ll throw it on in the background while doing some work or whatever. But as far as making a decision on a board I trust Angry. At risk of sounding like a fanboy, my last 3 boards have all ridden as described by Angry, where as TGR reviews didn’t really get them right.
 

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I like TGR more for entertainment value than actual in depth reviews. It’s good for when I want snowboarding “content” to just absorb. I’ll throw it on in the background while doing some work or whatever. But as far as making a decision on a board I trust Angry. At risk of sounding like a fanboy, my last 3 boards have all ridden as described by Angry, where as TGR reviews didn’t really get them right.
I'm the same, I think a lot of their reviews are funny. I like their clowning around. James tries to be the serious one but Peter is always the joker in the crew. When I research and look at a snowboarding product I try to gather as much feedback as I can from all over the internet and pull this all together to get a greater understanding of the item.

I look at James presentation style to Angry's and they are...., well, a hell of a lot different. I don't mind how the TGR do their reviews but can see they are clearly no real technical experts. Their riding footage generally all looks the same to me on every board they ride and is pretty useless in getting a feel on the board.

Now compare this with TJ....., we're clearly in another World as he does pretty solid reviews on gear with superb footage in a wide range of conditions relative to the boards designed purpose. His presentation style is really neat and polished.

I also really like Malcolm Moore as well. He's just starting but love his presentation style and he always gives feedback in his comments. He's a SB instructor but does some reviews in the gear he rides. I don't mind TGR outerwear reviews again they are not ground breaking but you get a good walk around with the product.

Avran's reviews are far more technically informative but I'm not sure how his presentation style radiates with the Corporate side of the Snowboarding Industry.

Avran...., TGR look like they get a lot of gear from the Industry to review. Are they shipped a lot of gear from Companies or have access to a retail store. How are you with this, do you put out feelers to have Companies send you gear to review or do you have to work out someway of sourcing a product elsewhere. I look at my reviews and I can only really talk about gear I've purchased.

Anyway great comment above Avran.
 

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They are not all selfies..

For sure they are not expert riders, but they don’t pretend to be. As long as they stay away from eating during reviews they’re ok.
but goonride pretends to be a reviewer and pretends to know what he's talking about, and from what I read here, it seems apparent that he does not.
 
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