Hahahaha oh man those seem like some crazy times. I bet that guy is having a shitfit these days. I hate people like that who are resistant to change. I try everything, there is no reason to be so close minded. Although those old boards did look like suicide. I don't know if I would want to strap on one of those.
Just comes to show you how fast the tech has progressed and how fast it is still progressing. Just 25 years later and snowboarding is HUGE.