After following the thread earlier that was discussing the recent influx in noobs and board suggestions, (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...e-any-way.html
) I got to thinking about an article I recently read that talked about snowboarding as a whole being in decline and that more of the younger generations that were taking to the hills were skiing instead of snowboarding. Not good. I agreed with most of the points made about the forums search engine, and about the first post board recommendations. As a veteran snowboarder that has had the opportunity to ride much more in the past three years, I have enjoyed being part of this wealth of snowboarding knowledge. As a member of TGR (Teton gravity research), I see varying perspectives to the ski/snowboard lifestyle, and feel that the new members and excited board hunters are helping to keep this sport alive. Despite the annoying repetition I think it's important to continue to not be sarcastic dicks and to offer direction to future shredders to maximize their stoke. Snowboarding stokes me out everyday, and I like sharing that stoke. Hopefully you do to. I'm out.
Ps. One thing to consider also is that most of the younger noobs know how to search and get beta. They know the internet better than I do. But getting personal affirmation from other veteran snowboarders is always cool.