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?