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Cleats??

Postby elder3i » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:09 pm

This is my first year and I have a brand new pair of football (american) cleats. Are theses ok, or will they be too much for the precious playa?
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Re: Cleats??

Postby fresh » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:11 pm

Probably not the best footwear to use. You may slip on hard pack or get a cleat caught in a crack and tweak your ankle.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby skippy3k » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:51 pm

I'm glad you made the distinction between American and European forms of football.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:20 pm

Jesus! Cleats will ruin the pristine playa crust!!!!! What the fuck were you thinking????

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Re: Cleats??

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:24 pm

Out of curiousity, whats the need for cleats? Traction isnt really a big concern in my experience, and you may damage something if you're walking on it (eg. a ground covering tarp or some hereto unknown piece of walkable art work). Seem like more of a pain for no real benefit.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby plantmandan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:32 pm

Do they look cool or not?
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:46 pm

elder3i wrote:This is my first year and I have a brand new pair of football (american) cleats. Are theses ok, or will they be too much for the precious playa?


Is this Hope Solo? What else are you wearing?
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Re: Cleats??

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:58 pm

A specific example of why they'd be a bad idea occurs to me -- Trampolines. Last year a guy made a trampoline art car with black lights everywhere. Doubt he'd want people jumping on it with cleats, so you'd want to take them off. There are lots of trampolines around BRC. PITA to take off your shoes each time, IMHO.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby skippy3k » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:40 pm

MacGlenver wrote:A specific example of why they'd be a bad idea occurs to me -- Trampolines.


A second specific example of why they'd be a bad idea - stepping on that guy who is passed out partway in your neighbors evaporation pond.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:58 pm

500,000 toes think it is a bad idea.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Ratty » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Wait a minute. I want him to do it and them report back. I have a very cool metal hard hat that I'm bringing. I half hope to get struck by lightening. Heat stroke may get me first. It fun to try really dumb ideas.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:22 pm

Geebus...hasn't anyone ever seen some chick or chick wannabe in 8" platform boots teetering along. Not to mention the stilt walkers 8 frickin' feet in the air...If he wants to wear cleats, let him wear cleats!

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Re: Cleats??

Postby maladroit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:31 pm

Motorcycle everything is OK, the entire culture is based around looking cool.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:41 pm

dragonpilot wrote:I'm wearing motorcycle boots. Anyone got a problem with that?


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Re: Cleats??

Postby fresh » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:34 pm

Stepping on that hotties toes while drubstepping it in the cleats will surely end your chances. Also you said they are new, are they nice? They won't be after a week...
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Re: Cleats??

Postby seantildawn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Wear whatever the fuck you want. Done.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Geebus...hasn't anyone ever seen some chick or chick wannabe in 8" platform boots teetering along.


Hell, in 2010 I saw a friend not only teeter in 8" platforms, I saw him hit a dune & go down. Did I mention the breaking his ankle part? So there is that.

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Re: Cleats??

Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:39 am

Does this mean that if I happen to hold a football this year, I'm going to get tackled out of nowhere by some guy in cleats?
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Lonesomebri » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:00 am

steve.t.sullivan wrote:Does this mean that if I happen to hold a football this year, I'm going to get tackled out of nowhere by some guy in cleats?


There is 99% chance that if you are holding any sort of ball on the playa you will be tackled by some guy not named Cleatus.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:21 am

Please don't laugh.
The winds this year will be terrifyingly powerful. You will be lucky to survive.
The OP was very wise to choose something that will allow his feet to grip the ground while withstanding a punishing 100-mph winds.
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Re: Cleats??

Postby Earthwalker » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:09 am

Cleats may go over well as a tool in performing the ancient art of back dancing

You can only wear them if the spikes are metal. And if you wear an (American) football helmet
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Re: Cleats??

Postby gaminwench » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:23 am

only wear comfortable shoes...
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