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Burton snowboards will pay you to trespass!!

post #1 of 30
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Please e-mail this link along with your thoughts to Alta, Deer Valley, Mad River Glen, and Taos ski resorts. Apparently Jake doesn't understand the law too well. :

http://burton.com/poachers/Default.aspx
post #2 of 30
Who cares? I'm a skier and I think it's great! I would love it, if there was a snowboard only mountain that I could poach.
post #3 of 30
segregation sucks. There's nothing racist about skiing and snowboarding and I don't quite agree with the word Segregation when applied to this scenario.

However, I have zero desire to ski any of those resorts. I had always wanted to hit up Taos and Alta, but just receiving that gay reminder of their out-dated vision really killed it for me. there are way to many other places I would rather go to first.

I thought that vid was good too. Taos Patrol looked like some pretty serious jackasses actually tackling a guy.

I'm a skier, and burton just pulled in my vote. F*** those resorts, I'll boycott until they allow snowboarders, snow-bikers, ski-bladers, the whole gammut.

I don't like that pretentiousness.
post #4 of 30
How many resorts are there in North America? And people are getting bent about 4 that don't allow boarding?

Get over it.

Or better yet, learn to ski too. Why choose skiing or boarding when you can do both?

I guess Burton was becoming so unhip they needed to do something to interest the youngsters? Good thing they put up their 10 rules so nobody can blame them if there's a problem

Maybe it's my skill level, but I ski much more than I board these days. For me it's way more versatile. Boarding bumps just plain sucks. Big, fast turn in fresh powder -- really can't be beat on a board.
post #5 of 30
Meh, I'm all for civil disobedience, but the truth of the matter is that most mountains that don't allow snowboarders do it not because they are fascists, but because the mountain really doesn't work for snowboarders.

Aspen mt is full of catwalks, moguls, and narrow runs. Snowboarders hate it. There was the big push to allow boarders there, they did, a few boarders showed up, and now you see one every once in a while. It has mad almost no difference.

I imagine Alta would be the same thing. But hey, its fun to think of oneself as some sort of a rebel right? If you're 16.
post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post

Maybe it's my skill level, but I ski much more than I board these days. For me it's way more versatile. Boarding bumps just plain sucks. Big, fast turn in fresh powder -- really can't be beat on a board.

Skill level aside, I truly believe skis are the better tool for the job. Specifically fat skis.

No problem with boarders, it seems fun, but I think skis just let you do more.
post #7 of 30
It's a blurry set of lines, for sure.
post #8 of 30
Hey! No poaching of the General SKIING Discussions. :

Moved to SNOWBOARDING. :

post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Hey! No poaching of the General SKIING Discussions. :

Moved to SNOWBOARDING. :

This is about maintaining the quality of SKIING, not snowboarding. Please put this back in the SKI forum where it belongs.
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by donteatyellowsnow View Post
This is about maintaining the quality of SKIING, not snowboarding. Please put this back in the SKI forum where it belongs.
Sheesh, humor is lost on some people. :
So much for finally getting a thread more popular that "Snowboarders Suck" in the snowboard forum.
post #11 of 30
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Originally Posted by donteatyellowsnow View Post
This is about maintaining the quality of SKIING, not snowboarding. Please put this back in the SKI forum where it belongs.
This sentiment is why Jake Carpenter is in the Snow Sports Hall of Fame... and you are not.
post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
Meh, I'm all for civil disobedience, but the truth of the matter is that most mountains that don't allow snowboarders do it not because they are fascists, but because the mountain really doesn't work for snowboarders.

Aspen mt is full of catwalks, moguls, and narrow runs. Snowboarders hate it. There was the big push to allow boarders there, they did, a few boarders showed up, and now you see one every once in a while. It has mad almost no difference.

I imagine Alta would be the same thing. But hey, its fun to think of oneself as some sort of a rebel right? If you're 16.
Stop making sense!!

Most skiers hate Alta's infinite traverses. If Alta gave out free lift tickets to snowboarders, they'd all still probably go somewhere else. If I'm not mistaken, Alta was one of the first places in the US to allow snowboarding. It didn't work out too well. But I suppose it's a lot more fun to fool yourself into believing you're a big rebel stickin' it to the Man. Snowboarders are sooo funny. Thier version of sliding on snow is WAY more mainstream than skiing (how many corporations do you see filming ads featuring skiers?), yet they continue to perpetuate the image of being such outsiders. Jake - get over yourself, bro.:

edit: Wow. I just watched the video - like Snap! dude, those bros are sooo core! They schralped the gnarly slopes of Sunnyside at Alta! Boy - they really freaked out the establishment by riding a flat groomer! Get first tracks down Gunsight and maybe then you'll impress somebody.

I've been fine with snowboarding since the mid 80's. I've had plenty of snowboarding friends/roomates/bc partners. But now, thanks to Jake Burton and a few minutes of video footage, I think they're lame. Jake Burton = corporate tool.
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
segregation sucks.
I agree with you.

I get the "our mountain doesn't work for snowboarders" rationale. Fine, but open it up and let the masses decide - I say.

I still ski Taos and Alta though

Oh, and Jake gets it ...you know I'm keeping track.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
This sentiment is why Jake Carpenter is in the Snow Sports Hall of Fame... and you are not.
Too true ...skiing/riding - what have you - should always be for the mavericks - the outspoken - the dreamers ...always.

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Sheesh, humor is lost on some people. :
Some people?? Too many people ATMO ...way too many. Gotta love to laugh - especially at yourself.
post #14 of 30
Thread Starter 
Who cares whether a mountain works for knuckledraggers or not?

Snowboarding is dumb and annoying, and Jake Burton paying snowboarders to trespass?

Taos and Alta are far better to ski at being that there aren't knuckledraggers buttering around everywhere.

Great thing about skiing is it takes you much longer to become a good skier. Snowboarders quicker progression increases the amount of gapers in good terrain.
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by donteatyellowsnow View Post
Who cares whether a mountain works for knuckledraggers or not?

Snowboarding is dumb and annoying, and Jake Burton paying snowboarders to trespass?

Taos and Alta are far better to ski at being that there aren't knuckledraggers buttering around everywhere.

Great thing about skiing is it takes you much longer to become a good skier. Snowboarders quicker progression increases the amount of gapers in good terrain.
People are dumb and annoying.

Take me for instance - very annoying.

You are another great example - don't eat yellow snow is what? A caution to us all to not make the same mistake you have been making? Just showing you how annoying I can be.

Oh and progression... how 'bout you take a poke at "shaped" skis then. Jeesh, I wish we had good ole "straight" skis again to thin out the flock on powder days.

Heh.
post #16 of 30
I think Kennel ration is going to offer a reward for bringing your dog on the lift with you next.
post #17 of 30
Great, just what the world needs. A bunch of rider/resort confrontations brought on by a stupid marketing ploy. I guess it is truly all about the money. Thanks Jake!

With three kids who are riders, no more Burton boards in my household.

post #18 of 30
Power to the people This project looks like a lot of fun. If I were a kid and snowboarded, this is something that I would like to do.

Meanwhile I hope they keep the ban in effect at all 3 mountains...don't give a **** what DV does.

Watch the video of the boarders scraping the snow off the hill.

I wouldn't call that trespassing.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by eNick View Post

Oh and progression... how 'bout you take a poke at "shaped" skis then. Jeesh, I wish we had good ole "straight" skis again to thin out the flock on powder days.

Heh.
Well, if yellowsnow isn't gonna reply, I will:

"Skiers" who "ski" on shaped "skis" are just one very very small step above snowboarders. I would rather take up golf or bowling than ski on shaped skis. Oh - and eNick - we do have "good ole straight skis" yet. There are tons of powder/big mountian skis with the exact same sidecut as early 90's GS skis. If you weren't so busy wedging down the bunny hill on your Supershapes, you'd know that.

gapers...
post #20 of 30
I think it would be even funnier for the resorts not to even respond when they see them riding boards. Just let them go down.

Actually, they're not really poaching. they're riding chairs with skis, then swapping over to boards. They're not allowed to ride the chairs with boards, so they don't.

Like Jer said, snowboarding is mainstream, I don't know who they're kidding by being all rebelious either.

Nonetheless, not allowing snowboards is a bit closed-minded for me. So is not allowing snowbikes. (not that I have any desire to do either)

Here in Japan, one doesn't even need gear to ride a lift. It's perfectly acceptable for people to load lifts and take a walk in the snow. The resorts also cater to photographers and hikers who just enjoy being outside but don't necessarily have the athletic abilities to maneuver an icy sloap. So, they take pictures of the view and ride the chair down. I find it kind of nice seeing non-riders from Tokyo enjoying the snow for the first time. They're not in my way when I'm skiing either.

anyway.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
I think Kennel ration is going to offer a reward for bringing your dog on the lift with you next.
This is funny.


aaron
post #22 of 30
Now dey gots ...... street creds.

Dey bee bad!

The whole thing is so lame .... so pathetic ... my crotch didn't even itch but nows I gots to scratch it.

post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Well, if yellowsnow isn't gonna reply, I will:

"Skiers" who "ski" on shaped "skis" are just one very very small step above snowboarders. I would rather take up golf or bowling than ski on shaped skis. Oh - and eNick - we do have "good ole straight skis" yet. There are tons of powder/big mountian skis with the exact same sidecut as early 90's GS skis. If you weren't so busy wedging down the bunny hill on your Supershapes, you'd know that.

gapers...
how's that float on them fat skis champ?
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by splitter View Post
how's that float on them fat skis champ?
that's not even to me, but... WTF?!
post #25 of 30
I think his point is that Jer is saying he doesn't need the 'help' of a ski with sidecut, he skis with skis that have the same sidecut profile as GS skis from the 90's.

Splitter is saying: they may have very little sidecut... but they ARE fat, and that is still a crutch. Pot/Kettle, black.
post #26 of 30
B you are the most effective troll on either site.

I allways applauded the entertainment.

Give me a call when your in the area, I would love to ski something other than the WROD with you.
post #27 of 30
Like I already said on a bazillion other threads - all skis besides 12 foot hickory edgeless skis are crutches. As far as shaped skis are concerned - I don't ski them because I think they ski like crap, not because I think they're crutches. Same thing with snowboards - there's nothing you can do on a board that you can't do on skis, but there's plenty you can do on skis that you can't do on a board. So (if you already know how to ski) why bother unless you're really really bored with skiing? Also (for those of you who haven't noticed) this: means I'm joking. I'm usually joking anyway, but I thought I'd add that just to cut down on the confusification.

Fat skis didn't work so good for dawn patrol today - too much surface area for the wet snow. Shoulda took the skinny 90's GS skis (which I still have BTW).

...and none of this takes away from the fact that the bros in the Burton video are a few steps below white, affluent college kids wearing Che Guavara T shirts when it come to being clueless tools who are way too full of thier bad selves.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
Who cares? I'm a skier and I think it's great! I would love it, if there was a snowboard only mountain that I could poach.
Right on.

With all the s**t going on on planet Earth right now, I think making a fuss over four resorts in North America is issue number one for today's youth!
post #29 of 30
"Commandment X: Keep it Brofessional."

Maybe there IS a market for Wayne's World 3.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
If you weren't so busy wedging down the bunny hill on your Supershapes, you'd know that.
busy?

i'm busy selling over priced homes to people who don't live here. Sitting in a $2.25 parade of home right now reading useless drivel while i kype an unsecured wap across the 8th fairway - it's a livin.

- not you though jer - you no drivel ...more like drool

tomorrow i'll tele wedge with mrs enick ...maybe even throw in a smelly tele stem christie while my suspenders hang around my knees and my ipod cranks out some michael jackson ...errr i mean the deft tones of dat dankity dank crew - primordial ooze

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Che Guavara T shirts
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