It looks "childish" because the biggest demographic buying snowboarding equipment is the under 25s. Old fkrs like me love the sport and are willing to spend more dollars not looking like a 16 yr old, hence a propensity (in my case anyway) for higher end kit that is less fashion forward.
I'm intrigued sass, I love reading your posts, you obviously enjoy a certain income bracket- your name says it all...I too enjoy the odd super Tuscan for what it's worth- if you don't mind me asking, what do you do during the week?
You nailed the reason equipment looks the way it does in this sport, and unfortunately marketing has taken it to an extreme to the point its cool to look like a tard. Luckily there are some options for better designed product both esthetically and functionally that can be had. I dont want to equate it to age, but rather maturity. Even when I was 19 I hated the look of the snowboard brand. To each their own thou. I have a platinum M16 as a lamp in my office which seems to offend most people but I think looks great
People on this site can say what they want about my choices for gear, but in my book it has to look as good as it functions unless there is no other choice ( id take function before looks if it came down to it). Same idea when buying a car, bike, home, couch or new suit.
To answer your question about what I do during the week honestly I board a lot
, but have found a way to work from the hill, literally. I do conference calls while going down the slopes, and phone interviews while on the lift. In the summer its the same but golf. I used to own a publishing company, now I own a veterinary business among other things.
Anyone who enjoys a good super tuscan has good taste in my book. Collecting wine is my other main hobby...next to drinking it of course.
Beer too! check out this 3L boot my GF gave me today as an early 35th birthday gift!!! Thats 6 pints in a single serving.