Heluvaskier - First of all, I don't think of myself as a snowboarder. When I am not on a snowboard I am not a snowboarder; I ski, I snowboard, even tried one of those wierd ski blade things for a couple days and my problem isn't that snowboarders are "discriminated" against, that's going to happen no matter what. My problem is the reasons that people use to justify it, which aren't real. I count 8 posts out of 52 that don't bash snowboarders in this thread, so I guess you're technically right, not everyone doesn't like snowboarders just the vast majority.
Yeah, I'll admit I put that bit in about coming out to Big Sky just to piss KD off, there's a little of the troll in me.
But you follow that observation with:
"To my knowledge throwing insults never allowed for a creditable(sic) arguement"
WTF is this thread but one giant insult, therefore, according to your logic the entire thread is not credible which is exactly how I see it. I think are views are closer to mine than you know. You also point out that I could have come in here and said:
"hey guys not all snowboarders are bad...etc"
Yeah and I wouldn't have gotten a response or anyone to actually think about why they don't like snowboarders and as Sugar Snack pointed out, hell yes I like to argue. What better way to see how other people think than engaging them? BTW Sugar (hehe), how is my Whistler example not relevant to what is being discussed? Everyone seemed to understand Slider's truck analogy so I assumed they would make the connection with the story, being that the "me first" mentality is what causes people to not have concern for others. I tried to tie it in to the horror stories have been telling about being hit by rude people on crowded slopes, but I guess I failed.
"I would also like to make the point that you made a generalization in thinking that this whole forum was made up of older people looking at snowboarders actions"
Whaaa? I seem to have made a post in my sleep becuase I can't seem to locate where I made that generalization. If you are refering to my comments to powderhound, I was agreeing that the only difference between boarders and skiers is the demographic. Where's the generalization about the forum? And now for my last trick I will reply to a quote with a quote.
"This thread was about the preminition(sic) that snowboarders as a whole come off as nonchalant and rude"
"So dont be so quick to jump to conclusions yourself"
Ah yes, a premonition, it must have come to KD in a dream. And about those pesky conclusions, I won't if you won't...