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Polar
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:04:14 AM »
I like it here inside my mind. Don't wake me this time.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 12:58:36 AM »
the first promo is still so good



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Re: Polar
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 05:57:25 PM »
Never watched that first promo before, good stuff.
They've came a long way since then.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 11:41:18 AM »
Owned 3 Polar boards, all wonderful pieces of wood. Love the company itself too They're really holding it down for Europe

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 05:51:20 AM »
as much as i like the promo's and ilihimmdwmtt, esp compared to other 'skate videos',
I prefer pre- polar pontus.
His videos seemed more his own, had more dept and documentary- style, with polar I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell. Not that he is selling out, but it just doesn't feel the same. I liked how the skaters in Strongest of the Strange or In search of the Miraculous had a more 'average joe', or 'that one guy I know who is really good' vibe compared to Polars 'wearing the right stuff doing the right tricks' type of skater.



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Re: Polar
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 05:15:22 AM »
the soundtrack from i like it here inside my mind don't wake me this time, is just too good for us skaters

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Re: Polar
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 09:25:39 AM »
I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell.

Hold on, you mean the promotional videos he produces to advertise his brand seem like they are designed to be appealing and to sell product?  I donít believe it for a second.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 09:01:52 PM »
as much as i like the promo's and ilihimmdwmtt, esp compared to other 'skate videos',
I prefer pre- polar pontus.
His videos seemed more his own, had more dept and documentary- style, with polar I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell. Not that he is selling out, but it just doesn't feel the same. I liked how the skaters in Strongest of the Strange or In search of the Miraculous had a more 'average joe', or 'that one guy I know who is really good' vibe compared to Polars 'wearing the right stuff doing the right tricks' type of skater.

Pontus' most authentic piece of work is The Strongest Of The Strange by far. you had to be there when it came out in order to measure how much of a UFO that film was, and how strong its impact on European skateboarding was, back when everybody was trying to edit their marble prowess in either yellow shirts or PD costumes to the shittiest dance floor music possible. In Search Of The Miraculous was a Nike ad in comparison. of course that was when the rest of the world started paying attention...

as tempting as it is to say I prefer pre-Polar Pontus too, I think a better wording would be that I prefer Pontus to Polar, or at least the reminder that there's more to Pontus than Polar. Polar is a commercial extension of Pontus' persona; it's his take on what a skate company should be. of course it's going to be materialistic, but I like how he's always done it with a twist. the product and designs are crazy, only a skater could understand that material and visual language; it's a brand in the truest sense of the term, a modern type of artistic outlet, obviously designed to appeal to anybody relating in the slightest because why not. remember how Pontus' first catchphrase with Polar was 'not driven by greed'? knowing Pontus, he's still the truest, most passionate and sensible skate rat one can get; he just so happens to be smart enough to have put himself in a dominant position but I think his message is still positive in that his motivation still remains to inspire people to hopefully find the little spark of creation, excitement and life in the act of skateboarding, just like he himself did. it's an enterprise of transmission that isn't just in touch with, but firmly rooted in the essence of skateboarding, better than a lot of other businesses in this industry and for that I'm willing to give the occasional gimmick a pass. for your word to reach out to more people, sometimes you need to vulgarize. Pontus does it with constructive intent and in ways so subtle, they're invisible to the untrained eye; that's a lot better, wiser and less selfish than most, and although I don't necessarily always agree with the form personally, I know I'd rather have passion-driven individuals like him in a position of power in skateboarding than just about any other type of people.
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Re: Polar
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
Been skating nothing but Polar 8.625 or 8.75 for the last 10 or so decks and couldn't ask for a better board

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Re: Polar
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 05:55:11 AM »
I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell.

Hold on, you mean the promotional videos he produces to advertise his brand seem like they are designed to be appealing and to sell product?  I donít believe it for a second.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 06:57:13 AM »
I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell.

Hold on, you mean the promotional videos he produces to advertise his brand seem like they are designed to be appealing and to sell product?  I donít believe it for a second.

shrink your fucking signature

Done.  Sorry to all I have annoyed.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 08:55:47 AM »
I can't help but feel he is trying to appeal to sell.

Hold on, you mean the promotional videos he produces to advertise his brand seem like they are designed to be appealing and to sell product?  I donít believe it for a second.

shrink your fucking signature

Done.  Sorry to all I have annoyed.
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Re: Polar
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 02:50:24 AM »
Polars clothing line is great looking but pretty much out of my price range. Really cool  a e s t h e t i c .
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Re: Polar
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 06:43:26 AM »
Polars clothing line is great looking but pretty much out of my price range. Really cool  a e s t h e t i c .
Fuck the clothes. Buy the boards.
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Re: Polar
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 12:03:34 PM »
The clothes are pretty cool though and probably generate more revenue than the boards, so I can't blame the people who go after them at all, it's a good company to support in any way.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 09:16:22 AM »
Love their boards and ride them a lot. Enough to not remember how many. Probably too old for their $95 pants though I think about them a lot.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 01:10:17 PM »
Love their boards and ride them a lot. Enough to not remember how many. Probably too old for their $95 pants though I think about them a lot.

Which pants you talking? Big boys? Surf pants? or their newest fit, 93 denim?
All great! Big boys are incredible. Waaaaay before my time but from what I can see in photos they're definitely reminiscent of Blind jeans and New Deal pants.
Surf pants are just ultra light and comfortable and seem to be dominating in European/british skatebaording. A LOT of people are wearing them no matter they're board sponsor and that's rad.
93 denim, to me are a more casual pant. Still rather baggy but they're not wild goofy boy style. Just kinda like pants you'd see on most skaters in videos in the early to late 90's.
I love the quality and stand by them all.

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Re: Polar
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 05:33:14 AM »
the 9+ shapes are great! i've been riding the dane brady and 1990 shapes and liked them a lot. video output is great as well.