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Won my Custom X!

2006-11-19 1 min read Boarding Gear marco
Guess what: I got really frustrated when I started looking for my dream board. The Custom X was not available at all in many stores, and where I found it, it was the ugliest shade of green anyone has ever seen on a mountain. So I go to my trusted eBay, where I had already bought my new Verizon phone (California law requires handsfree operation now). Get that: I got a Custom X for under $500! Continue reading

Finding a Custom X

2006-10-14 1 min read Boarding Gear marco
Well, I decided to treat myself to something special, this year โ€“ a Custom X. My friend D. has one, and it looked like it could do a lot that my own Cruiser couldn’t. It’s more rigid, but has better torsion flex. The cruiser behaves a little like it doesn’t even have a core! I went to REI, and they had only the green model. Not wanting to look like a frog on the mountain, I checked Sports Basement, but they had only one Custom X, size 160. Continue reading

New Boots: K2

2006-10-09 3 min read Boarding Gear marco
Would you have guessed how I spent my $150 REI gift certificate? I went to โ€“ drum roll, please โ€“ REI and bought myself a new pair of boots. What was wrong with the old ones? For one, the lacing system was a pain to deal with: the strings would get wet and then freeze, and I would alternately cut off the circulation in my fingers and then in my feet from trying to tie them strongly. Continue reading