you sound exactly like my dad!
and the first sentence of your post is exactly what im trying to avoid
It's only my second season so I'm not very good by any means hahahah but I'm not trying to look like a poser lol no neons for me
"What looks stupid is new clothes....and can't ride."
Hey we've all been there...In fact last year, had all the BC shite, splitty, airbag, snow saw, avy snow kit and scared shitless about going bc...definitely a bc poser...but willing to go for it.
However the difference...is posers complain or make excuses or sit around and critque others....instead of going for it and giving it a try. Last week I was helping a 66 yr old, first season, 3 or 4 time out, had all brand new sparkly gear, pads and ect....but he was going for it and STOKED....not a poser....so
What looks good is going for it...in new clothes, dispite what others say/think.