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Old 01-05-2013, 12:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Aside from above, there's also this point:



"I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I'VE TOLD THOSE BOYS, NEVER CALL CHICKS BROADS."
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #52 (permalink)
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What? Just because I enjoy touching our tips gingerly and performing some fencing maneuvers including the ole bend and stab doesn't mean anything!


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Old 01-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Have you never read the "Legend of the Gnargoyle: Origins"? The Legend Of The Gnargoyle: Origins Seriously read that then you'll realize you're definitely not one.
you're right, I am not. While I am short with dark hair the men never, ever escape my house alive...
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #55 (permalink)
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As a woman who lurks on this forum, I guess I just never feel the need to post. I browse a lot, but I never feel the compulsion to join in on a thread. Most of the time this place just feels like a boys' club. I'm not the type of woman who is intimidated by men in groups like this, but it makes the atmosphere pretty alienating. It's no on'e fault, it's just how it is to me. I spend most of my time on reddit.com/r/snowboarding.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:07 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I'm female, and read threads on here pretty often, but don't post much because: 1) I'm a newb and don't have much advice to give or stoke to share, and 2) this board is strongly focused on resort riding, which we don't have here and I'm not interested in, so that further limits what I can comment on. I post on other forums, so I think it's just a matter of not having much to contribute. BTW, I do have three older brothers and am an uncurable tomboy. I'm also usually one of the most offensive people in any given group, so I'm not going to run away because of a few crude jokes.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Well here's how I see it:

1) The question should have been worded "what can we do about our perveiced female retention rate" because I dunno about the OP but I have no trouble holding onto women!

2) My GF is a member here. Whenever she goes to post she always asks me what to write. I tell her to just be herself but she gets all wigged out and serious about it. Then I tell her to just ride her camber board and love it.

3) If you all bought some iron boards from custom alpine/BX/hardbooter board builders with a heavy dose of camber you wouldn't be so worried about how many women were on the forum. You'd be at home admiring your carbon fiber/kevlar ironing board instead!!!

4) Oh yeah I forgot you gotta buy a T7 before the ironing board (How did something named the Avalanche "Fucking Light Project" get called an ironing board anyway?!? Seriously, did the designer of any of your boards put FUCKING in the name? lol) so you can fully appreciate how the ironing board is in every way superior to all of your mortal snowboards.

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Seriouscat has it right... Number one reason women flee like rats from a burning building: Poutanen
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Yeah well... you kids just got rid of a political forum. Now Poutanen has no chance to ever make a mature and concise post.
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"camber" -> drink!

any mention of his gf-> chug
mentions h ow his gf rides a traditional cambered board and LIKES IT THAT WAY -> drink three times
posts a picture of his girlfriend -> shotgun a beer
posts of picture of his ironing board -> do a shot with no chaser
compares his T7 to his ironing board -> 2 shots
argues over some semantics that matter to no one but himself? -> drink until you fall over. (the lib tech best camber thread is my #1 example)

also, any mention of "alpine" "boardercross" or "hardboot" is an automatic drink one time.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #58 (permalink)
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...and yet *that* is the site my girl is on whenever she's surfing. Chicks.
Oh, sorry..I don't know what to say...smh.

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alternative theory....guys don't have any social life....thus on the webz...at least that is my case.

My daughter somewhat does some facebook, pinkbike, powderroom and is considering wolfpack. But is probably more into a varied and speedy chat interaction than a strickly focused forum. And if she needs advice there are plenty of guys to help and give her shit without being on a forum. She does hang with the guys and is often only 1 of maybe 2-3 gals that are in a group of 10-12 guys (skier, riders, dh'llers) and is generally willing to put up with their antics and give them shit right back, willing to go shred/rip and keep up. The other day she went out with 3 guys and did a 4 hour skin to a secret pillow stash...not many women willing and able to do that.

I hazard to say, at the local hill, there are perhaps more percentage of accomplished women riders than at any other hill and they are well aware of the bro/brah thing. But still, the gals that are comfortable with and accepted in the bro/brah thing in any sport are relatively rare and they often have older brothers and were raised or took to being a tomboy....perhaps we ought to poll the gals about this.
wrath, I've often wondered why your daughter wasn't on here. Powderroom is one of those ghost town sites I referenced earlier.

I'm one of the rare ones then. And a bit of an outlier - oldest of 3 girls, not raised as a tomboy. I've always been athletic, active in outdoor activities, and enjoy physically pushing myself. And I would be so stoked to do a 4 hour skin for a secret pillow stash!!

All that said, I never miss a salon appointment or any opportunity to wear a dress and heels!
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I would think as soon as a female casual forum participant reads the terms Gnargoyle and Mountain Troll, they would probably not want to come back...
Um, what I happen to find more offensive is reading things here like, "Women lack the upper body strength needed to constantly get up while snowboarding..".

Huh?

References to the mythical creatures such as the Gnargoyle, Mountain Troll, and crap I forget the other one! are delightfully hilarious..
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Um, what I happen to find more offensive is reading things here like, "Women lack the upper body strength needed to constantly get up while snowboarding..".

Huh?
E-e-y-a-a-h-h!! I could see that really pissing off a lot of women! Don't think I've actually come across a post here where I read something like that! But then,.. Neanderthals are everywhere! {later edit} ...Not to mention, guy's saying something like that? Must not be very good boarders if they're falling all the time and having to get up so often,.. eh?

On, a slightly related (...and also quite possibly sexist!) note,.. Wouldn't you think that with women's physiology,.. the accepted wisdom being (most women) have a lower center of gravity than men! (...not carrying a bulk of their muscle mass in their chest & shoulders like men,) Not me mind you,.. I'm a Tubb! I mean real men!! Wouldn't this tend to let women have naturally better balance on the board, progress faster, become "Better" riders??? Just curious!

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References to the mythical creatures such as the Gnargoyle, Mountain Troll, and crap I forget the other one! are delightfully hilarious..
You gal's need to come up with something like that for the guy's! Oh right,.. "Immature, douche bag, sexist Assholes!!" I forgot!
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