You still dont get it. I'm not saying anyone who is not on Public Enemies is a gaper and an idiot (I dont ski on PE's by the way), I'm saying that basing you ski buying decision on a ski's topsheet rather than its construction makes you both a gaper and an idiot.
There is so much choice now there's no reason to settle for graphics you find distasteful.
I can't believe you got all bent out of shape because a dad is looking out for his son. I don't like the gun theme, either. And I sure as hell won't buy Snoop Daddy's, Maidens, or other skis that have graphics or are named for people I don't like.
He and his son don't think the ski vibe mixes well with the inner city rap guns'n' violence vibe - well, good for them. I happen to agree. I don't like camoflague ski wear, either, unless you're with the military.
Birdos makes a good ski, but I really don't want to spend day after day on a ski that features graphics of what is basically an inflatable sex doll. Luckily there are several excellent competitors, so I don't have to buy Birdos.
If that makes me and idiot and a gaper in your eyes, I couldn't care any less.
But when someone is looking out for his son and wants to avoid a ski that intentionally glamourizes gun violence in a cheap attempt to appeal to the youth market's fascination with gangsta rap, well, you're criticizing good parenting, imo, and that's pretty weak.
And whoever it was that mentioned "boys' traditional play themes" - give me a break!
That's the worst excuse for promoting gun glamourization I've ever heard. I realize that the US has a 'gun culture' but that's specific to one country, and certainly not something even every American parent wants to be part of.