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Old 11-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not to be a board whore or a fashionista, but what do you guys think of beginners~intermediate guys having expensive gear? Common sense says that if you see a kid with a permit go to his ferrari, you immediately hate him, but does that extend to snowboarding? The reason asking is that my friend, Will, got a raise and he's mad stoked to get a Burton Custom X but he isn't all that great, he can carve and stuff but he is a but awkward on the board, it's like he didn't get the basics down before moving on. I don't know what to think about that, I'm chill with him but will shredders be like "that rich fuck can't even ride" when they see him scorpion down a green?
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At the end of the day, he rides. And he enjoys it, right?

So who cares what other people think?

People just need to stop caring about other people's opinions, and just do things for their own enjoyment. He's stoked on the board? Good, i would be too.

Now shut up and ride
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Not to be a board whore or a fashionista, but what do you guys think of beginners~intermediate guys having expensive gear? Common sense says that if you see a kid with a permit go to his ferrari, you immediately hate him, but does that extend to snowboarding? The reason asking is that my friend, Will, got a raise and he's mad stoked to get a Burton Custom X but he isn't all that great, he can carve and stuff but he is a but awkward on the board, it's like he didn't get the basics down before moving on. I don't know what to think about that, I'm chill with him but will shredders be like "that rich fuck can't even ride" when they see him scorpion down a green?
Nope. Nobody cares. Except rich kids that can't ride. I have somewhat expensive gear and I fairly well suck and nobody gives me shit. Unless they do it after I ride away, in which case it didn't happen.
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If I saw someone scorpion on a green, I'd ask the dude if he was alright and maybe help him up. I wouldn't give two fucks about what kind of board he was on and certainly wouldn't judge him as a poseur. Poseurs are the people who would waste their precious time on the slope worrying about such bullshit things like that.
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If I saw someone scorpion on a green, I'd ask the dude if he was alright and maybe help him up. I wouldn't give two fucks about what kind of board he was on and certainly wouldn't judge him as a poseur. Poseurs are the people who would waste their precious time on the slope worrying about such bullshit things like that.
And people who care if their entire set of gear is colour coordinated...
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I've wondered if people will think the same of me this season. I've ridden probably 8 times over 10 years so I was never able to progress as much as I would have liked. But I finally moved near some mountains and I didn't want to bother with renting or buying a board that I'd want to upgrade next season.

So I bought a Proto HDX (this forums most hated and beloved board), some cartels and burton raptors.

It's probably a bit much for me, but who cares? I plan to be on the mountain as much as possible to take advantage of it all. If anything it might just take me a little longer to get used to the board then some people.
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I've wondered if people will think the same of me this season. I've ridden probably 8 times over 10 years so I was never able to progress as much as I would have liked. But I finally moved near some mountains and I didn't want to bother with renting or buying a board that I'd want to upgrade next season.

So I bought a Proto HDX (this forums most hated and beloved board), some cartels and burton raptors.

It's probably a bit much for me, but who cares? I plan to be on the mountain as much as possible to take advantage of it all. If anything it might just take me a little longer to get used to the board then some people.
Seriously nobody will care, and if they do who gives a fuck. Put your headphones on and fucking ride. I'm not very good but I have good gear, if someone doesn't like it they can suck my dick. Bitches.
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Nobody cares.

I hate when I overhear people say that. My buddy sucks at riding and has all new fancy gear. He makes 150-180K a year and I got him to go last year, he loved it.

It's such a fraction of his budget why the fuck not buy new stuff? He's worked for everything he has, let the haters hate. Broke ass ski bums just need to feel like they're hardcore and better than everyone.

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the right good setup migh tjust help one progress faster
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