I don't mean to paint a broad stroke. Some guys here are obviously being destructive. So is Johan with this dumbass contest.
For eff sakes. I completely stopped talking about Union after our email exchange. I continued to just focus on other products not getting involved in Union based threads. I did this even after his cronies were being little dick headed smart asses behind my back while I was at a demo event for y employer.
Now he has this contest going and putting up the front that he wants you guys to educate SBF members. Instead, this whole thing is causing uneccesary beef and bad blood. Want to know what's worse than the people you claim to be gatekeepers here? Two Internet forums full of snowboarders beefing with one another over one fucking snowboard brand and acting like one forum is better than the other.
You want to talk about caring for the sport and riders? Then don't contribute to this ignorance.
Whatever. No such thing as bad press I guess.
I have no opinion about one forum being better in an objective sense. Subjectively, while I joined both forums around the same time, I admittedly post significantly more in EL. Still, I don't view this as an EL vs SBF thing. And, again for me, it's not about Union. It's about getting involved in trying to increase the expectation for accurate, insightful sharing of actual knowledge. I've made similar comments and criticisms on EL when people were asshats there, too. I remember one thread where somebody tried to claim that underwear (not baselayer, but fucking boxers) made by a snowboard company (Burton) were the only underwear that a snowboarder should wear while snowboarding. Wearing wicking underwear made by other brands like Under Armor or Nike was somehow a less valid choice. Moronic. It happens in both forums.