What is this endless obsession on Epic Ski forums about whether one is a gaper or poseur (and it is poseur, not poser)? If there's one thing that turns me off on this forum is people endlessly declaring that wearing certain brands of clothing, or using certain helmets, skis, etc. automatically classifies someone into some obviously inferior category and mostly because the poster owns some other brand. Is everybody on this board in high school or even elementary school? This is just another form of "ism" which apparently makes the person somehow feel superior to someone else because they are different in some way.
How do any of these statements differ?
- He speaks with a lisp so he must be gay
- He's black so he just be on welfare
- He's Asian so he must be a bad driver
- He's Mexican so he must be illegal
- He wears xxx ski clothing so he must be a gaper/poseur
Do you see how ridiculous this is? Who the hell cares what anybody wears, skis ons, or anything else? Does everybody have to be labeled based on some arbitrary definition? Are you so insecure that if someone doesn't "approve" something for you that you can't wear it/use it/whatever? If it doesn't work for you, fine, but quit criticizing/classifying everyone else.
I wear what I want, do things the way I want, and choose the brands that I want and I don't give a damn what anyone else thinks about my choices.
(None of these statements refer specifically to the original poster.)