Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Worlds most expensive Shin Gaurd

So just for the record I told everyone in countless TI meetings that we should have jumped on the Carbon Fiber thing. Everyone laughed at Boski but now look at this:


So back when I still played soccer me and Term bought some shin guards from Adidas that were like $40 for a pair. We had to mold them to our legs. At that time I was like fuck $40 for shin guards. I thought we were a bit crazy. Not to mention that after those pair died I don't think either myself or Term has spent more than $10 on a pair of shin guards, opting for the cheap slide in ones that are paper thing. So I'm reading my Eurosport soccer catalogue that I still get (i occasionally get some new shoes from them) and decided to read the whole thing. I come to shin guards and I see these.....$100.00 for fucking shin guards. And guess what they are made out of....CARBON FIBER! They don't look any better than what a pair of $10-$20 pair would do. Their weight is the same. They do say they "withstand the demands of the elite level game". Not sure what the fuck that means, it also says they are designed for each leg so the left goes with the left, etc. This is not the first time Nike has done Carbon Fiber in soccer. They have a cleat that the outsole (bottom) is carbon fiber to reduce weight and they charge a large sum for. But at $100 you could buy a good pair cleats for that much. Any thoughts...is this just Nike trying to take advantage of peeps?


18 comments:

Prime said...

well pretty much nike could take a leak in a bottle, put the swoosh on it and call it a sports drink....and it would become the best seller on the market. it is funny though that the carbon fiber thing is growing. i believe boski was looking to make carbon mouse pads tho, which was where the laughs came from (still made me laugh typing it). but hey, bosk might have been on about carbon fiber in general, bought to buy some stocks in a company producing it

nyphon said...

i could totally see term buying a pair of these.

Staboski said...

the carbon fiber mouse pad idea was still solid, but I for sure talked about expanding it to other things. When Nike came out with those cleats that were carbon fiber I knew it was coming. I never did imagine shin gaurds though. I read on a rumor blog (they also provided pics of the prototype) that Oakley was coming out with a pair of carbon fiber sunglassess.

nyphon said...

PS - bosk why have you not joined the fantasy football league? your email is CEOstevep@yahoo.com correct?

pex said...

waste of money obviously. maybe theres a slight improvement in its strength and durability but come on $100...they are just preying on the jokers who have to have all the best gear and mom and dad are willing to shell out for it.

if soccer was my profession id consider it just cus

term said...

i remember shot tackling a dudes shin in outdoor one game and not breaking his leg. this was before the time of carbon fiber shin guards.

Therefore, I conclude that carbon fiber shin guards are a complete waste of money. I recently had to buy shin guards and decided on the cheapest ones that weren't as big as my entire fucking leg.

Maybe a carbon fiber laced ball is next....

pex said...

well, that either proves that the shin guard was good orrrr the more obvious answer....your shot tackles are comparable to boon's skill in CS. very weak

term said...

i specifically remember boon's UNREAL pistol round ace on train featured in "Team Initial: The Beginning of the End"

pex said...

i think that was overshadowed by the de_comrade ace. take that whichever way you will

nyphon said...

don't be jealous that i had leet hiding spaces that eventually spread to the rest of the CS world

Staboski said...

yea nate its ceostevep@yahoo.com
try and send it again

Prime said...

i have the comrade ace set as my screensaver

pex said...

lolol

Staboski said...

my screensaver dates back, its when Boski first started casually playing CS (normally when Term was sleeping or doing HW). We all were playing in D.O.O. and for some reason we were playing on dust 2 and staboski was T. I ran into tunnels and up the stairs from DD came Takumi, Martian, and 2 other CTS. Boski ran through them all in 1 clip. Then when on to finish the round with 6 kills. Even though it was just a pub it was then that I realized my CS skills were CAL-I level.

Prime said...

ok, question for all that i didnt feel like making a new topic out of....what does everyone think of the Plaxico 2 years in jail sentence? there is like HEATED debate in the office about it, just curious what others thought.

im in the extreme minority in the office....but my personal belief is 2 years is a good sentence. everyone is saying being popular hurt him cause they made an example out of him, and maybe thats true. but my thing is, what if when the gun went off it didnt hit his leg, but hit someone elses dome piece? exactly the reason why some better restrictions need to be placed on dudes just carryin heat all over the place, especially when out drinking

nyphon said...

i'm fine with the sentence b/c new york has it really bad with people having illegal guns. all the gangsters have illegal guns, so it's a way for NY law enforcement to lock those fools up for breaking the law. if plaxico was some random hoodlum, the sentence would have been the same, so he shouldn't get a free pass just b/c he is a football player.

Why does he need to bring a gun to a strip club in the first place? that's how innocent people get killed.

pex said...

btw tell heather she left her thong at my house

Prime said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e8hNqOPueg

posting that for bosk...altho anyone that played ff7 should check it out