i concur, the most painful injury i acquired was when i shot off a rail. this action is stoopid and clearly indicative of reactionary executives
, as opposed to any considered rational thought.
however, and whilst i applaud the efforts of those authoring petitions and the like, i suggest y'all stop bitching.
this cloud HAS A SILVER LINING.
the essence of snowboarding is one of free spirit. we set the trends which skiers try to follow (carving and twin tip designs etc not to mention softgood fashions); we thrive in a spirit of "fuck you, we are going to anyways!!!".
what most consider extreme
we like to think of as being normal
. "you wanna stay on piste? fine. i'm going down that 60 degree gradient. get bent!!"
and so resorts don't want to give you kickers? then build yer own! christ knows we should all be riding with backpacks filled with shovels and probes and wearing our tranceivers anyways..... and so here is just another chance for you to fork out on a snow mover, instead of yet another pair of whatever which you never needed to buy anyways!
you wanna boo hoo? go buy yerslef some skis Giles. frankly i'd prefer to give em the bird and do my own thing regardless! they bring us problems, we bring ourselves solutions! viva la resistence!