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Old 04-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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A small booklet arrived in the mail yesterday. The cover has a photo of a modified VFR and "LIMITER" across the top. Inside:

"On the roads it was a white-line nightmare. Modern cowboys on a dystopian frontier. It was a time when mobility equaled survival."

And more idiotic post-apocalyptic BS, with a bunch of photos of scraggly looking guys and gals with guns. Wearing $600 Icon jackets and $400 Icon boots. Maybe they robbed the store?

You too can be cool. Page 19 has "An invitation to a secret society - a ($400) jacket for those in the know."

Wait, I shouldn't have told you that...it's a secret.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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C'mon man, don't you want to be cool in a Mel Gibson Mad Max kind of way. Got one too. Good for a chuckle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Well ****, how come I didn't get one??..I'm cool too you know.....
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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C'mon man, don't you want to be cool in a Mel Gibson Mad Max kind of way. Got one too. Good for a chuckle.
I can't afford to be cool at $1,000 for a jacket and pants.

How'd you like that chick with the machine gun? She can fire my weapon any time!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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I got that a few days ago. The wife and I were laughing our asses off.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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I've been getting them for about a year-and-a-half now - they're mailed in concert with behind-the-scenes video and pics of photoshoots/publicity stunts they do on a regular basis. I was amused a few months-ago with the "El-Dorifto Sheriff's Car/Dorifto Triumph/ratbike", then they crashed the car (Professional Driver, Closed Course, Do Not Attempt).

But then, I've been an icon customer for years, too.

HOWEVER, I think most of the stuff they've got nowadays is a tad "overpriced", even if some of it is pretty damn cool (the TiMax V1.0gloves I have still look like they'd make Sauron weep with envy). I don't like the V2.0, though.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:13 AM   #7
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But then, I've been an icon customer for years, too.
Me too, I've got 3 pairs of their heavy-duty riding pants, I had their Chukka boots (and plan to get another pair this Summer) and a few other items. But this ad campaign and their recent prices may annoy me enough to prevent future purchases.
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Icon is Affliction with elbow pads.

You can get the same effect for less money by buying generic gear and writing "DOUCHE" on your forehead with a Sharpie.
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Icon is Affliction with elbow pads.

You can get the same effect for less money by buying generic gear and writing "DOUCHE" on your forehead with a Sharpie.
I understand. Some of their stuff is styled a bit too "Butch" for some-people's taste.......
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I understand. Some of their stuff is styled a bit too "Butch" for some-people's taste.......
Damn straight. I'm a lipstick lesbian.
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