So first off... you guys are super right. We should have that thread up, and we'll re-post it. Sorry about that! I do think that you guys should be able to post stuff... that is freaking rad. As a matter of fact... we want MOAR.
Now - we do have to be respectful of some companies desires to not have their gear up on the interwebz. In the random posting, a few things go up that they aren't stoked on and we'll have to remove 'em.
AS FOR THIS YEAR'S COVERAGE
Honestly sure we could have done the photo thing only. Seriously though, the only reason we tried to go a little bit deeper, is that we though this community was growing in intelligence and hungering for more than simply graphics on a technical product. I mean sure the graphics are sweet... but that is all a photo shows you isn't it?
We wanted to go the extra distance and try to provide more than simple industry hype of pretty graphics. We wanted to add sustenance. We also were very careful to not just show gear porn, we wanted to show camber, rocker profile, specific features of products, etc.
In response to this though, what we've now done is published all of the photos in the 'ski equipment' gallery, and will continue to do so. This way, you can get your quick photo fix of everything in one spot, as well as having a more in-depth experience in another spot on NS.
We're really hoping that we can cater to a wider audience and give different experiences dependent on what you want. We really want to do things different on newschoolers, and challenge the status quo for the way that things have always been.
Please feel free to make suggestions... we'd absolutely love to work on tailoring SIA coverage into what you guys think is the best possible format.
Shit... why don't you guys start getting in the show with us and helping. :)
We are newschoolers. Expect us.