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Tuesday, December 18

Finger of God

As I prepped for the ride this past Saturday, I was saddened when I pulled my gloves out of my messenger bag.  My recently purchased Giro DND Black/Rad Star gloves had a giant hole in them.

That sucks.  These gloves have only been in my possession since November 20th.  I've been on a handful of rides since that day.  This is not due to rider error or misuse.  My Giro DND Black/Rad Star gloves have been used as riding gloves, and not oven mitts, pot scrubbers, or for drunken acid handling.  They split on the seam, and one might think that would be a warranty issue.  That's fine and dandy, but I'm having two issues with making that warranty claim.

I bought the gloves at the Pasty White Bearded Hill People's Headquarters in Brevard, NC. Although I found the hang tag in my travel messenger bag, I did not find the receipt.  I hardly consider warranties or resale value when purchasing gloves, so all associated paperwork regarding the transaction is dealt with accordingly. Regardless of that missing vital information, the Pasty White Bearded Hill People's Headquarters are still more than two hours from my house.  This is my fault, as I choose to live here and not there.  Although I blame them for all my problems that can't be directly linked to Garth "Sideshow Buju Banton" Prosser, I think neither of them can take the fall for this one.
My other issue?  Giro is avoiding me and this whole situation.  As of right now, any search for Giro's website delivers this to my screen:

I can't be lead to believe that this is a coincidence.  They are avoiding me.  I'm sure they know of my lack of resolve and low frustration levels, so a black out of, let's say an hour or so, will dissuade me from any further attempts at getting my gloves warrantied.

I left my all time favorite Fox Incline gloves for Giro since I had multiple pairs fall apart at the seams prematurely.  I've had great luck with Giro gloves up to now, so I don't know what to do.  I considered the whole "open letter" approach, but I think maybe I'll just find their physical address and send them a Zung Nguyen surprise.  That should teach them.

I am happy with another recent purchase.

There were a bunch of these on the close-out table at my favorite mom and pop hardware store.  I have been looking at them for months and months, but I finally gave in on Friday.

Endorsed by none other than Lee Majors (I think)

I've wanted one of these for quite some time.  A great toy for an obsessive compulsive like myself.  Scurrying around, looking for pebbles, repeatedly firing stones across an open space of fifty feet trying to knock over a can that if I truly wanted it to simply fall over, I could just walk over to it and kick it...


Now all I need is a go-cart and a stack of porn and all my childhood dreams will have finally come true.

9 comments:

Marcus said...

Gotta love the "wrist rocket" slingshot. I wore the "rubbers" out on mine as a kid until it broke loose from frame and popped me in the face. A quick snip with the scissors to make both sides the same length, a little water (and a lot of frustration), I managed to wiggle it back onto the frame. It only took another pop in the face to realize I had to wait for it to dry. At least the welt on my right cheek matched the one on the left. Once dry, it was like new.

The even cooler part was, after doing this repeatedly over the next couple of months, the slingshot rubbers became so short that it was like pulling on a compound bow. The thing slung pebbles at speeds just below mach. With each shortening though, accuracy took a big hit.

Hours and hours and hours of entertainment.

Anonymous said...

+1on the giro gloves. Great feel for about a week until they split. Stick with the fox.

Anonymous said...

HA! i have a scar on my hand right where the glove hole is....from a wristrocket! A large sharp chunk of rock did it!

Junk said...

You call that a sligshot? Now, this is a slingshot, mate.

Mark Merrill said...

1/4" or 5/16" ball bearings are the way to go. Trust me...

Anonymous said...

For a light weight glove you might take a look at SixSixOne's Raji glove. Almost like wearing nothing but when you look down you'll see that you actually are wearing something. You are wearing gloves. In fact, they will be light weight gloves made by SixSixOne. They will be the Raji model but when you look away your mind will swear that you don't have any on. They are great AND confusing all at the same time! If YOU wanna get your mind blown then just give them a try! If you wanna get something else blown they may help with that also because both dudes and chicks dig them! And YES I'm talking about getting your duck sicked! ;)

dicky said...

I've had two pairs of Raji's, albeit much older versions. The pair that wasn't quite worn out yet is my back-up pair in the car. Just used them Saturday instead of making my hole bigger. Never had much luck getting a whole lotta use out of them before they started falling apart.

bentcrank said...

a true BKB member would not have such a problem

Unknown said...

Since you got a new slingshot you HAVE to try these.
.50 cal. Paintballs They're tough enough they don't break in your hand, so you won't NEED any gloves.