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Burton and Playboy

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
It seems that many resorts are banning Burton Snowboards,
because if their unwise decision to put Playboy graphics on their boards. Burton calls this "freedom of artistic expression."

Thoughts?
post #2 of 14
So far the 'ban' seems to affect only resort workers, not guests.

Not much tooth in that as policy really.
post #3 of 14
I believe in the freedom of artistic expression. I also believe in the right and freedom to turn away from the free expression of others. If Burton has created offensive graphics there is no reason that a ski area has to allow it or a store has to sell it. That's also the freedom of the marketplace.

Those who don't want to be exposed can act in their own interest and if it means that some people can't use their gear at some areas, too bad, so sad.

I'm a musician. I really enjoy performances of free jazz. Most people hate it. I have the freedom to listen to it and make it all I want, but I'm restricted by the lack of venues that offer it. Oh well, tough for me. If I plan on making a living on it I'll have a rough time. I don't have any right to expect people to listen to what I do but I do have the right to make the music.

Burton can make all of the Playboy graphics they want, but it hacks me off when I hear them complain about their "rights" being stepped on if others take action so that they don't have to view them. They have no right to be viewed, only to make the stuff.
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Darn! And the Summit Daily News is just publishing this now?
So, in other news, does anyone have any opinions pro or con about Unity Snowboards?
post #6 of 14
Didntjanow that Summit gets all their news from Epic?

With all due respect to Splitter, I'm all for snowboards that stay in one piece (i.e. unity).
post #7 of 14
I actually wrote a blog entry a few weeks ago that dealt with this topic, although not specifically in regards to the Burton Playboy boards. The attached poll shows most people do think graphics matter...

Do Snowboard Graphics Matter?

For what it's worth - this kind of controversy is almost certainly what Burton was going for when they OK'ed the Playboy graphics.
post #8 of 14
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boring....Where are the Penthouse graphics?
post #9 of 14
See if this link works for you. To misquote Zack and Miri, I think you'll find it less titillating than advertised.
post #10 of 14
I'd just like to know when the scratch and sniff version comes out
post #11 of 14
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See if this link works for you. To misquote Zack and Miri, I think you'll find it less titillating than advertised.
Does my link not work for you? It still does for me...
post #12 of 14
Sorry Jay, I'm getting my forums mixed up. I had not read that thread yet. Nice job finding all the graphics variations.
post #13 of 14
I'm waiting for a Sarah Palin Snowboard.
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I'm waiting for a Sarah Palin Snowboard.
As far as I know there are only two Palin models available:







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