View Full Version : Board review threads
06-10-2008, 06:46 PM
I know similiar things have been talked about before, but it seems like a good idea to me. Why not just have a couple sticked threads, one for exile, vic, zap, concept, square, etc... Noobs will never learn to search, but everytime a thread pops up asking which is the better board, someone could just post a link to the board review thread for that company. Theres so much knowledge on here about boards, so why not condense it all into a couple of threads. Of course, theres also a lot of bullshit coming from people that think they know what they are talking about, but people would just have to sort through that. There would be rules of course, like no talking about boards youve barely ridden, no showing pics of broken boards (i forget whether talking about past experiences with dings/broken boards is allowed). I also think that if you were only allowed to compare boards, then there wouldnt be so many false statements. Im not sure whether my polyvac is fast, or if it has a lot of float. But I know it is slower, but has more float than my paulo.
It might not work, and giving a legitamate review of a board might be hard, but it couldnt hurt to try. It wouldnt just be for the noobs either, comparing a specific exile model and a specific vic model could be useful to anyone looking to switch boards.
06-10-2008, 06:55 PM
i like it.
i didnt bother reading that but i think exile won the board review threads.
06-10-2008, 07:22 PM
This is a good idea but maybe have some format to set up the review like
Or you could just have people write whatever the hell they want....
06-10-2008, 08:10 PM
I think anonymous board reviews are destined to be crap.
First, most people dont know what the hell they are talking about anyway. They come on the internet and talk like they know something when they cant even skim, and have only tried one or maybe two boards. Its like when TXSandSkimmer starts giving out board advice (sorry to single you out). Its good intentioned, but no one should be buying boards based on her performance reviews.... right?
2nd - most people who are on here are anonymous and can/will say anything under cloak of anonymity. Not good intentioned.... This would most prominently feature companies trying to boost their ratings, and decrease competitors ratings.
The best way to find out what board is best for you will always be by trying them at the beach.
06-10-2008, 08:58 PM
well said Aaron. That makes sense, i didnt think about the companies coming on here trying to boost company names. Good call.
06-10-2008, 09:15 PM
Yeah I never thought about that either, also I would give a review if I had a board for a while but I for one wouldn't give advice (considering I do suck at Skimboarding)
06-10-2008, 09:19 PM
06-11-2008, 10:38 AM
describing a board in any meaningful terms beyond the materials and processes used by the manufacturer is going to be next to impossible due to the countless variables from rider to rider...experience, weight, height, conditions, "style", etc. will all likely play a larger factor in how a board performs for "the masses" than the materials or worksmanship seen in most high-end boards.
I think Aaron put it best with
"most people dont know what the hell they are talking about"
06-11-2008, 10:56 AM
yeah i slowly realized that as i was typing. Theres a couple people on here whos opinions i trust, but i guess theres not enough. The only way it would work i think is if it was direct comparison between two boards. Even someone who doesnt know what they are talking about can compare two boards well. And for the most part, the people that have ridden multiple boards are the ones who have experience, and could give a good review.
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