perhaps its a regional thang...biggie vs tupac....merv...ns...burton
That'd be my guess too! I see more ppl riding the same model Gnu boards etc, on the hill than I do any others.
I have yet to see someone riding the same Arbor board as I do. I've only seen one
other person on the same Rome Garage rocker as I ride. I've spotted a few ppl on the newer NS Proto, but I've yet to see anyone on the same 12/13 model as mine.
Yet on any given day on the hills & resorts around here, I will see several ppl riding the exact same Riders Choice, Carbon Credit, Skate banana, etc. I don't even see that many ppl riding the same model Burton boards, and those
things are everywhere
! So not really sure where you are getting all the "Haters gotta Hate" impressions from!
(...and just in case anyone's wunderin'? Yes, I'm still newb enough that I do pay attention to and check out other people's gear!)