Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
Snowboarding is not part of "our" sport the sport is called skiing. and snowboarders dont need representation on this site, b/c it is not designed for snowboarders look at the name of the site, its epicski not epicsnowboard. so dont go wining about being flamed, because we can its a ski website
Are you a troll? You've been here since yesterday and are already trying to start a fight. I am a skier, and only a skier, but I know that snowboarding is appealing to many of the youth of today and the industry has seen an increase in visits with snowboarders (monoskis, twintips, "blades" and yes, even tele). Many areas would have not survived had it not been for a renewed interest in sliding down hill by whatever means.
I don't particularly like the behavior of some of the PUNKS out there on snowboards...but that has nothing to do with the snowboards. The PUNKS are like that even without the boards. They ruin it for others.
There are many boarders out there that are great, they even carve their turns.
There are the rat-packers out there also, these are the ones that get a board and never learn to ride it, sideslip the whole mountain causing scratchy spots and SIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL in a pack. These are the boarders that give all boarders a bad name.
Though I was not around when rock and roll first came out, it met much the same resistance as snowboarding has. Give it time to be accepted and settle in. I think it can peacefully co-exist with skiing.