Originally Posted by gonzostrike
please explain the illogic that draws you to the non-sequitur of "this is what the skiing industry needs."
please pay special attention to the "needs" part.
please explain. I'm dying to hear how MY skiing will be helped by enticing more boogerpicking buttgrabbing pantshalfwaydownthearse juvenile poseurs liking topskin designs.
OK Gonzo, on the chance that you are actually interested in anything I have to post..... Let's not read too much into this. But here it goes.
NEEDS- Needs? When I say needs I mean that we need (I would like to see)to have more skiers and less boarders. Nothing more or less. Two things going on out there since a big chunk of the potential market is on snowboards, 1- skis and bindings are expensive (new) 2- the younger segment percieves skiing as boring and "uncool" and is drawn the cool graphics on the boards and the image of the snowboarding community. However; This seems to be changing since some of the pros have made it cool to be on skis and doing tricks in the parks (although, the look and image is not really any different). So the next thing is to make the skis appealing to those who are in the parks and jibbin. Like it or not, most people buy stuff based on looks or how they perceive the ski will perform or fit in with the community. That said, what is wrong with updated graphics that appeal to the buyer? Does it make it a bad ski because of the graphics? I wouldn't personally like the vast majority of the new graphics on my skis but the buyer drives the market. OK, last thing, it will not you or me a better skier. It will help the industry be more profitable, sell more skis and hopefully, less snowboards on the slopes. It won't remove the "boogerpicking buttgrabbing pantshalfwaydownthearse juvenile poseurs liking topskin designs" (great line!!!) but at least they may not wipe me out on their heel side or plow off the snow on the runs. Hopefully, they will grow into the image of skiers as you have!