you all have legitimate points and perfectly valid responses.
Where do you ride and what age group are you with. This sound to me like a bunch of teens riding on an old landfill in the east.... Out west, people are far more concerned with pow stashes and sick terrain to even really take notice
last season i rode mostly at heavenly (because i lived/worked there).
the people i ride with never judge me, it's more about the vibes i get from some of the people i interact with on main runs, lifts, and in lodges. i'm very much aware that when we're off in the trees, or it's a good powder day, people generally cease to give a shit about such trivial things (myself included).
... i don't know, i guess i'm just bitching and expressing self conscious-paranoia and buried feelings of inferiority. when i initially posted this thread i thought i was actually contributing some kind of insight.
carry on, folks.