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    I just bought a new pair of Sir Francis Bacons and one thing is driving me crazy!

    Long time lurker, this is the first time i haven't been able to find what I'm looking for on here so I'll see if y'all can help. What are the red and yellow spots supposed to be!?!? its on the bottom of the right ski, I didn't notice it until i got them in the mail. Forgive me if this is a complete gaper question.

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    they sent you a pair of seconds
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    Sorry that only confused me farther, Seconds? Can you please elaborate?

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    The spots indicate that you have to use the red and yellow boots with those skis.
    Tech talk jong.

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    Lol thanks for that I'll keep the boots in mind. Is it really tech talk? I just wanna know what the picture means not specs or capability.
    Eric Pollard clearly takes a lot of pride in his art, I assume its pretty safe to say that they mean something. At first i thought countries, maybe France and Cuba but that makes no damn sense. No one else has 2014 bacons or Mr. Pollards Opus's and has wondered the same?

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    The Yellow and Red mean Caution and Stop respectively.

    So those skis are unsafe.

    Send them back.
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    pm rontele. he's incharge of top sheet questions
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    It's probably something to do with Elizabethan history?
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    looks almost like the japanese islands, with an enlarged hokkaido, in bacon colors. who knows whatever the graphic design crackhead was thinking though.

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    well shit ... now I want to know ...

    if and when you find out let us know ...
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    Simple - the graphics artist's lunchtime burrito drippings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.Strayer View Post
    Long time lurker, this is the first time i haven't been able to find what I'm looking for on here so I'll see if y'all can help. What are the red and yellow spots supposed to be!?!? its on the bottom of the right ski, I didn't notice it until i got them in the mail. Forgive me if this is a complete gaper question.
    Hey, this is Dan from Line.

    Here's the explanation straight from Eric Pollard:

    "They symbolize an island chain. Not an particular islands, just a shape I made while painting. The islands are on the ski to symbolize surf, surf soaked islands and waves. Iíve been heavily influenced by surfing, and I like to attempt to adapt surf maneuvers into ski moves. I wanted to give a nod to surfing in my graphic, but I didnít want to have a blatant curling barrel or anything like that."

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    Hey Dan,
    Thanks for the reply! I love the graphic and can't wait to take the ski's out for a spin, waiting is the worse part about being cheap and waiting to buy skis in July.

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    I'm just curious what you got for shilling this ski ... if you were really that curious you could have just e-mail Line?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.Strayer View Post
    Lol thanks for that I'll keep the boots in mind. Is it really tech talk? I just wanna know what the picture means not specs or capability.
    Eric Pollard clearly takes a lot of pride in his art, I assume its pretty safe to say that they mean something. At first i thought countries, maybe France and Cuba but that makes no damn sense. No one else has 2014 bacons or Mr. Pollards Opus's and has wondered the same?
    Hmmmm. Maybe this forum, maybe tech talk, maybe padded room. It's a close call I guess. Let me give it some more thought.

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    either way I shall sleep better to nite ...

    great promo eh?
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    Lol it is pretty suspicious that both our names are Dan too, but i agree with XXX-er, line skis should hook me up with a marketing internship, or at least give this broke college kid some free swag. Here's to hoping.

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    I'm blown away that you got a reasonable response to your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gcooker View Post
    I'm blown away that you got a reasonable response to your question.
    It's a miracle! Welcome to TGR, Daniel... may your positive response streak stay alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lineskis View Post
    "They symbolize an island chain. Not an particular islands, just a shape I made while painting. The islands are on the ski to symbolize surf, surf soaked islands and waves. I’ve been heavily influenced by surfing, and I like to attempt to adapt surf maneuvers into ski moves. I wanted to give a nod to surfing in my graphic, but I didn’t want to have a blatant curling barrel or anything like that."
    Don't let these marketing shills blow Bullshit up your ass OP.

    It's a warning that yellow snow badly corrodes the bases on these skis.

    you're welcome
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    I would have put a few leaves on the tree.
    Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    I would have put a few leaves on the tree.
    Just saying.
    Probably wintertime.
    Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadam View Post
    either way I shall sleep better to nite ...

    great promo eh?
    tonight is just one word, canaduh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Probably wintertime.
    Just sayin'.
    How can you tell? It looks dead.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Since skiing takes place in winter and deciduous trees lose their leaves(making them appear dead) in winter, I made an educated guess.

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