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    As we enter the new retail season and are deciding how to spend our hard earned money on the sport we love and how we guide others in making their decisions , there is one important point that is very important to make .We as skiboarders speak about the future of our sport and make a strong statement about the businesses we support by where we spend our money . This is a very small niche sport and the businesses that make the products we need and love are all very small and operating on a razor thin profit margin . This sport is no longer a corporate side line as it was in the days of Line and Salomon but a sport that is alive because of the dedication of small businessmen who believe in and support the idea that skiboarding is alive and will not die and will grow and be around far into the future . When you think about where to spend your money , all I ask is that you understand that the money you spend will go a long way to insure that skiboarding will thrive and be around in the future if you think wisely about where to spend it . Think about the company that you are buying your skiboard equipment from and ask yourself if that company is supporting riders , supporting skiboard competitions , supporting annual rider meetings, supporting research and design in new skiboard products , developing superb videos that showcase where the sport is going , and supporting a community by managing an open online community forum . Money is important , and where you and I spend our money says a whole lot about how we feel about the sport and about our community . Every time I place an order or think about where I will buy my skiboard equipment I am thinking about this. I understand that all skiboard companies are not alike , there are big differences in how they support the sport and I understand that where I spend my money is making a very big statement about how I feel about it. Support skiboard companies that deeply care about the sport and about where that sport is going . Support skiboard companies that care about us as riders and as a community . Support companies in which the owners of the companies join us and ride with us and get to know us as individuals and not just as nameless consumers of their products. If you want to see this sport thrive doing this is very important. Enough said .
    Boards :

    K2 BFC 100

    Zero Pro Non release Binding
    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

  • #2
    Well stated Jack.

    Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

    Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

    Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)

    Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

    Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts


    • #3
      Highly agreed

      Originally posted by jjue View Post
      ...developing superb videos that showcase where the sport is going...
      I'm a snollerblader.

      Go big or go home.

      "Just keep on doin' it if you love it. If you don't, scram!" - Angel Soto, SFA, 1996


      • #4
        2012 Rockered Condors/Spruce Pro Sport///Revolt Cities/Snowjam Extreme2's


        • #5
          Just wanted to point out that these are words to live by, replace skiboards with anything you buy. You're always voting when you spend your money.
          08 Condors -> FF Pros | 08 KTPs -> FF Pros | Line Sun 83s -> Line comp. Freeblocks


          • #6
            Amen, amen, AMEN!
            If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.

            Independent Beachbody Coach

            SBOLTeam III Rider

            '11 Revolt "Trees"
            '07 BWP's
            2011 Spruce Pro Lite's
            Head Edge+ 8.5 One Boots