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Loki87 alexcgevans's article
Oct 14, 2018 at 10:24
3 days
British Mountain Biker Shot Dead Near Morzine by Hunter
@Boardlife69: Personally i do not even consider those people hunters. They are tourists looking to experience the thrill of killing. Real hunters are the people who hunt where they live and process the carcass for meat. You respect the art of hunting and the animal and do it as professional as possible. There´s nothing wrong with hunting as long as you do it for the right reasons, which the people you describe are not. Going to another state or country just to kill a few animals is not a sustainable thing, it´s purely for entertainment purposes, so i think we and anybody serious about hunting needs to make that destinction. You get out there, shoot an animal and are proud of your skills and the ability to provide for your family? Great, that´s only fair. You go to another country/state and pay to waltz through the woods with your automatic gun mowing down herds of animals while drinking beer so you can brag in front of your buddies at home? You´re not a hunter, period. You´re an idiot with too big a gun.
Loki87 alexcgevans's article
Oct 14, 2018 at 8:24
3 days
British Mountain Biker Shot Dead Near Morzine by Hunter
@trialsracer: That's tje difference. If you were to listen to (at least Austrian) hunters in private talking about this incident I'm pretty sure they'd toast to the guy shooting a mountainbiker (they hate us with a passion) and would just put it down by saying he should not have been riding there so it's his fault. I'm not even gonna start about the stories i've heard during lunch about shot dogs and cats when i was sitting at the same table with a group of middle aged gentlemen... Since then i'm convinced they are a bunch of utter lunatics.
Loki87 alexcgevans's article
Oct 14, 2018 at 8:09
3 days
British Mountain Biker Shot Dead Near Morzine by Hunter
Hunters here tend to act like they own the forest. No amount of training will change their mindset. It's not like in the states where it's a kind of hobby for everyone. It's only for the privileged few and therefore elitism runs rampant in those circles. There's no moral code or anything involved because they are a closed circle who do not answer to outsiders and there isn't any real control over what they do in the woods. Americans to me always seem to take more pride in the way they hunt, making it more about skill and all that which also involves responsibility. It's a totally different thing over here.
Loki87 alexcgevans's article
Oct 14, 2018 at 8:03
3 days
British Mountain Biker Shot Dead Near Morzine by Hunter
@Lone-Wolf-Productions: You won't believe it. I worked security at a big hunting trade show in Salzburg Austria a few years back a few times. Those hunters were literally drunk to the point they couldn't even walk anymore at 10 in the morning. And not just a few, no. More like 25% of the visitors. We had a mass brawl during lunchtime there. They definitely have a very bad drinking habit in general. And i like to drink myself mind you,so it's not as if i would comdemn drinking alcohol as such,but there's always a right time and place. This behaviour, the beer cans in tree stands and the general way hunters around here tend to behave tells you A LOT about their mindset. They think they own the forest and everyone else should stay the fuck outta there. I guess that's more of a european problem stemming from feudal times when people actually owned the land and others were forbidden to hunt there, because i've never had the impression american hunters had the same tendencies.
Loki87 danielsapp's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 12:30
Oct 12, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
Sorry, non of the options fit for me really. I´ll replace once performance starts going down but not immediately when the lugs loose their edges. Also i´ll replace my front tires when worn but swap them to the back and run them for quite a bit longer. It also depends on weather. If tires get worn in the middle of a dry summer and there´s only sunshine coming for the next three weeks i´ll happily run the tires for a bit longer. Going for a trip to a park with more loose dirt and bad weather forecast i´ll swap for a new Magic Mary just to be prepared.
Oct 12, 2018 at 6:27
Oct 12, 2018
Loki87 DVOSuspension's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 21:54
Oct 2, 2018
DVO Suspension Announces 2019 Line
@DVOSuspension: So,will this new coil offering be more enduro focused (climb switch etc) or more of a downhill shock? And will it also be available in standard sizes or are you going to abandon those for metric only?
Oct 2, 2018 at 9:09
Oct 2, 2018
Loki87 danielsapp's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 9:04
Oct 2, 2018
First Ride: Crankbrothers Carbon Synthesis Wheels
I thought the same when i saw they bought the name. Like, they seem like nice enough guys with a vision of what they want to accomplish but how can i as a customer be sure they rooted out all of the previous structures responsible for the crappy products? Just a new CEO or lead designer/engineer won't cut it if the shareholder still ask for unnecessary "innovation". At this point, with quite some water down the river, i slowly believe to be able to notice a change in their products, but i'm still hesitant to buy. If they had released those things under a different brand name i don't think the negative associations would have prevailed as long.
Loki87 mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 2:51
Oct 2, 2018
Review: Shimano Saint M820 Clipless Pedals
They definitely are great for a beginner. I suggest pairing them with Mavic Deemax shoes. They are a perfect match for each other and with the Mavics you actually have a decent stance on the pedals in the rare event you do not get clicked in first try. I´ve tried mine with release tension as low as possible and they still did not release accidentally, so they are great to start out with because clipping in is easy and you can simply adjust tension as you get more comfortable on the clicks.
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