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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:25 am 
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I really prefer simple clean lines on boards and kites and cars and motorcycles and mountain bikes and snowboards and guitars and......
Probably because I'm old and have seen all the busy stuff come and go a dozen times since 1965.
Classic expensive cars look classic and expensive because of their simple clean lines and colors that you can still stand to look at in twenty years.


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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:58 am 
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Fascinating how snowboard and kiteboard graphics are mostly a game of follow the leader, involving hodgepodge designs that in almost any other discipline could cost a so-called designer his or her job. Could skulls have lost their originality after the first thousand iterations or so?

Recently I was in a snowboard shop, looking at a wall of a hundred or so snowboards, all but one utterly unoriginal in some apparently ironic quest for... dare I say originality?

This, by the way, was the one exception, at least on the top (visible) side:
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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
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My first asymetrical race snowboard with plate bindings was just black with a small F2 printed in near the nose....the base was all black also.
The pic below is not the board but it looks like F2 still keeps it very simple
Unfortunately, my Raichle hardboots were white with bright purple and a hot red neon.
The Raichle boots were very typical of snowboard gear colors at the time.
By the time I wore those two pieces of gear out, I loved the look of the F2 board and just hated the look of the boots.
The Shinn boards above remind me of that F2.
And I know Mark Shinn still rides race style snowboards with hardboots now and again.
Maybe his graphic choices come from the same spot that my affinities do!


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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:19 am 
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The Slingshot Asylum is pretty sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:34 pm 
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I would consult Kamikuza.............he's the resident expert here on boards with good graphics. :wink:

Nah, I'm only an expert on what I think are boards with good graphics :wink:

... if only I had the money to commission The Biz to do a board for me :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Bain wrote:
Never choose gear based on looks.


100% Correcto.. But this aint about what rides best. All about admiring some cool graphics. Totally subjective and personal choice..


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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Kamikuza wrote:
POACHER wrote:
I would consult Kamikuza.............he's the resident expert here on boards with good graphics. :wink:

Nah, I'm only an expert on what I think are boards with good graphics :wink:

... if only I had the money to commission The Biz to do a board for me :lol:

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That graphic belongs on the side of some creeper van!
I like it!
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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:13 pm 
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NICE Boards that I really find nice

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I also love the look of the new Monk Forever

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The flyradical are also pretty cool:

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there are tons of nicea boards out there;
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UGLY Board !!!

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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
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No way! The red T5 is great!


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 Post subject: Re: Best looking board of 2013 ?
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No way! The red T5 is great!


Yikes! :x I am with jumarcil on this one. That is one seriously ugly board IMO. I do like your first choice though. Get that put on a Shinn and that sucker would sell. :thumb:

Putting that on the top of the board would sure help keep you from watching the kite too much. :lol:


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