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07/12/2018 2:57 pm  

^ sure.

 

In other news, sold 2 of my older snowboards = grabbing a Stun Gun this weekend.  🤩 


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07/12/2018 4:08 pm  

oh wait? a rich spoiled celebrity athlete mistreated an (female) underling and thought they could get away with AND people are giving him the benefit of the doubt? 

color me shocked.


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08/12/2018 12:46 am  

@drjcv

I never really like White. Sure, he's an amazing snowboarder and less arrogant about it than iPod, but he always came off as a weird dude.

 

Never heard of the lawsuit until now, but I ain't at all surprised about it... 


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08/12/2018 1:38 pm  

He didn't choose the thug lyfe. The thug lyfe chose him.


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08/12/2018 2:28 pm  

Imagine if White did a complete 180 on us. 19-inch stance, double-positive angles, Gentemstick. 


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08/12/2018 3:19 pm  
Posted by: F1EA

^ sure.

 

In other news, sold 2 of my older snowboards = grabbing a Stun Gun this weekend.  🤩 

your EL math is wrong. it's supposed to be sell one, buy two.

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I never really like White. Sure, he's an amazing snowboarder and less arrogant about it than iPod, but he always came off as a weird dude

that's cause he's a ginger

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09/12/2018 3:36 am  
Posted by: Tom

Imagine if White did a complete 180 on us. 19-inch stance, double-positive angles, Gentemstick. 

A higher chance of him becoming BARRY White than of that rn lol. I wouldn’t rule that out in the distant future as a “back to the roots” “rediscover your love of snowboarding” or smth marketing move, provided we still have snow on the ground and he can stand a sight of a snowboard

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09/12/2018 8:10 pm  
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The rumours and talk about him, I don't care about. I don't know what went on with his band and whatnot. Doesn't bother me, that shit's personal, that's his business.

...

Don't forget Danny got seriously wrecked doing the stuff Shaun does.... so the level he reached, with the intensity he reached should at least, be respected. The dude went HUGE. So it's not like he's cruising for those trophies.

In the case of the young woman who was the drummer in Shaun White's band, it's well beyond rumors or personal matters. He was sued by her for general harassment, sexual harassment, and breach of contract. He ended up settling with her and paying her an undisclosed amount. During the court case, things like his texts to her were presented as evidence of his behavior. They were pretty fucked up things to be sending from a male boss to an underage girl (he met her when she was 15 and he was 20, and he employed her as his band's drummer from when she was about 17 until she was about 22).

https://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-shaun-white-20180215-story.html

As for Danny Davis, I thought that his big injury was the spinal fracture in Park City in 2010, which was the result of a 3:30 AM drunken ATV accident? Were you maybe thinking of Kevin Pierce and his brain injury that same year?

I remember reading the texts in question and thinking it looked more like a pissing match over the haircut beef and the SH allegation seemed a ploy. I mean... it's his band, his money, he should be able dictate the direction of the look...costume... presentation...etc. That's all it seemed like to me. If those texts were sexual harassment... pack it up, rock n roll is dead.

I think that you may have missed a lot of the texts and at least some of the context. Shaun, a multi-millionaire adult celebrity, employed a teenage girl for his vanity music project and then texted her explicit sexual images, pornography, and in the end withheld pay from her. These were the facts established in court. Nothing particularly "rock n roll" about that to my way of thinking.

The pay issues were allegedly prompted by disagreements about her haircut, makeup, and clothing. Breach of contract for not paying her and wrongful termination were the original lawsuit. The harassment stuff was added in a later filing, and the text messages were presented as evidence in court of his behavior along those lines.

Sure, there are two sides, but Shaun's behavior towards an initially underage girl who was his employee clearly crossed a line as defined by legislative statutes and legal precedent, not to mention social convention and simple common sense. She may not have been upset by it at the time, and her lawsuit may have been in support of a cynical money grab or an attempt at leverage to address the back pay issue, but there is clear documentation that his behavior towards her was, at the very least, inappropriate in an employer/employee relationship and exposed him to liability. Shaun didn't have a leg to stand on once the texts were presented as evidence in the case, so he paid rather than gamble on what outcome and award the court would come back with.

I didn't pay much attention to it then other than surface curiosity and I don't much care now, so it's really not something I want to put myself out there for. Idk why I thought to make any comment on it at all really.

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09/12/2018 8:12 pm  
Posted by: Tom

Imagine if White did a complete 180 on us. 19-inch stance, double-positive angles, Gentemstick. 

All the double posi Gentem riders would die inside a little.

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10/12/2018 10:14 am  

Stun Gun = acquired.

Now I need to get some Shaun White stickers to slap on it. Hopefully Spenser can die-cut...


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10/12/2018 11:35 am  
Posted by: F1EA

Stun Gun = acquired.

Now I need to get some Shaun White stickers to slap on it. Hopefully Spenser can die-cut...

Please tell us how does it work on groomers and hard snow. the "short" running length let me doubt. but I think SG will be mine asap. 

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10/12/2018 12:09 pm  

It's a powder board, I'm not looking for a lot of edge.... 

I rode it at the end of last season:

Posted by: F1EA

Tried the Dump Truck 154 and Stun Gun 155 this weekend.

Both are pretty similar. But DT is more aggressive.... the SG ride is similar, just softer and a bit more playful.

Even at 154 the Dump Truck was plenty of board for me at 170 lbs (the 158 wasn't available when I tried). I would still get a 158 because i'm on US11 boots, plus would rather have the extra meat from the 158, but either would work. Not a plank at all! maybe 7/10 flex (I guess the 158 would bump it up a little). But yeah that 154 is a tiny little rocket. 

Stun Gun was really fun. I haven't seen much specs on the SG, but I would probably go with the next size up though (I think 158). Playful, and really fun on the groomers. Great edge hold, not as much as on the DT but super fun to slash and play around. SG is maybe 6/10 flex. Really nice, stiff enough but playful flex.

With the other boards I have, the Dump Truck is kind of pointless; but the SG is definitely interesting....... if I find a 158 DT at like 40% off I'd think about it. If not, I'd wait it out and grab a SG next season at 20% off or so.

 

I almost tried the Bottom Feeder but I was a bit tied up with time, so didn't deal with the extra switching. Looks and feels a lot like a Panhandler xFish. But I kind of prefer the extra tail in the PH.

 

I ended up getting the 155. For me it was super fun, lots of ollie and carving pop, held very well in normal pack (not ice - which I don't care about because when it's icy I go home).

If you're worried with edge hold, then get the 158 (depending on your weight). The 158 Stun Gun has the same edge as my 159 Landlord, but it's a little wider, so I'm pretty sure it will hold well. The sidecut in the SG is much nicer than the LL... it bites differently, and I really liked it. The board is softer too so it will remain agile.

Only reason I didn't get 158 Stun Gun is... I have 159 Landlord, 158 Archetype and 159 Cheetah so I wanted something different, a more playful pow stick that's fun also on decent groomers (both the Landlord and Archetype kind of are, but the SG was even more playful). The days when I want more board, i'd go with one of these 3^ instead.

 

If you want edge go for a Flight Attendant, Deep Thinker or Skeleton Key.

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10/12/2018 1:27 pm  

Anyone looking for a NOS 159 Branch Manager? $398. PM me and I’ll point you to the shop that has it.

i’d post a link but it seems like EL links are getting poached by DMQ/ST/not EL regulars.

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10/12/2018 3:26 pm  

@nmb good looks man, keep it in the fam.  Damn lurkers.  Get off our lawn! In all seriousness, that board is great in the 59.  Rode like a stiff cambered fish with an actual tail. 

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10/12/2018 8:24 pm  

DAMN LURKERS!

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