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Can we start an "anti-snowboarding" thread?

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Or would that be too un-pc?
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Been there done that. Not worth the popcorn in entertainment value.
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already exists.
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Originally Posted by 911over View Post
already exists.
Where? I would love to contribute.
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The worse I get at snowboarding, the more I hate it.
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I'm not a big fan of snowboarders, as many come with an enormous dose of adolescent stoner attitude. BUT.....I don't know if any of you have ever spent a day with a really good rider on a long carving board.

I have a friend with an adult son, now mid 30's. Not quite 15 years ago, he would often join his dad and me on the hill. His set up was Lange XLR ski boots, and a long board. He was very respectful of where he was on the hill, where others were, and he would just rip the most beautiful huge arcs, and lay it all out in the process. Never scared anybody, etc. In absolute control at pretty high speeds. He wore "normal" clothes, and a "normal" helmet. He had a sponsorship with Burton. We were on real hard snow, on big open cruising trails. This is about the time that the K2 Four was intoduced; I bought a pair after Bode Miller's ride on them at Nationals and was just trying to figure out this shaped ski thing. I was in awe of how he carved that board.

Complete opposite of the kids that I see just scraping snow of the hill in sheets as they try to navigate their way to the park...great place to keep them.

When I see a really good rider, in open spaces, I really am impressed. That's about one out of every 1000 that I see. A skilled big mountain rider in steeps and powder is impressive.

So I'm in full support of the 1 in 1000 guys. I also kind of like Snowboarder Cross. Not as much as I like Skiercross, but still pretty cool.

Lastly, I really don't like to see patrolmen{ or women} who are working on boards. I somehow can't warm up to the thought of somebody on board with a fully loaded sled uphill and behind them, though they swear they are fine. Don't get it. Must be much better brakes on sleds these days.
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Can we start an anti-chaos thread?

Die you gravy sucking pig.
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Can we start an anti-chaos thread?

Die you gravy sucking pig.
You're a testy little gaper aren't you? Don't mess with the bull son, you'll get the horns.
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Happy birthday therusty!
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Snowboarding/ers aint so bad.

Id know, I snowboard too. True some are adolescent, but I see skiers who show the same attitude/behavior, but I dont think it has anything to do to with whats strapped to their feet, I think its because they're adolescents.

We're all just trying to enjoy the mountain, try to get along.
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As long as we're feeding trolls, let me dig up my last comment on the topic:

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Originally Posted by me on TSVs announcement last year
I'm going to fix that for you. Snowboarders royally **** up traverses everywhere, steal stuff, act like hooligans, and get in my damn way. Stupid inferior snow sliding equipment for inferior snow sliders.

I've been slaving away in the shop all week (caught two punks stealing snowboard accessories) and when I read this the night of the 13th I literally cried. I'm very sad. I think I might have to move back to Utah.

Snowboarders can FOADIAF. Slowly.
Too on the nose?
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Happy birthday therusty!
I think telerod15 got it right.
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Snowboarding should be outlawed, period. Besides the fact that a person becomes a brainless ape when they strap on one of those idiotic contraptions, 90% of all on-hill injuries involve a snowboarder. Their enormous blind spot coupled with their inconsiderate attitudes is a recipe for a bad skiing experience.

Every year I go throw a few dozen pairs of ski poles due to constantly inserting them up snowboarder's @sses. Cause that's what they like.
do you ski on skis with sidecut?
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You know, if Chaos manages to blend an anti-snowboard thread with a helmet thread with a "do you lower the bar" thread with a Big SUV thread, it could create a black hole that might destroy the world. I wonder if you can ski a black hole.
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Snowboarders are less annoying than boardtrollers.
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do you ski on skis with sidecut?
If you've got a point to make, make it. And be thrilled if I respond.
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I'm only going to give you maybe a 3/10 on this thread. Inconsistent effort at best.
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...Besides the fact that a person becomes a brainless ape when they strap on one of those idiotic contraptions...
Chimpanzee you idiot - get it right

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I've always thought Snowboarding rather too chaotic for my tastes!
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