Ok I figured I was gonna get my dick kicked off for this but I still think safety gear is pussy-assed. And I understand how funny your irony is but I still think safety shorts are stupid. Feel free to disagree with me. And I have no problem with the people that wear them outside of I think they're sort of pussy assed. But not pussy assed enough that i wouldn't hang out with them.
If you have ever bruised your tailbone then you might disagree. No, it doesn't hurt that bad (except maybe the day you do it and the next day), but the chronic ache that lingers for the weeks it takes to heal is usually enough of a nuisance for many people to shell out the $60 for some padded shorts.
I don't wear kneepads, but many skateboarders do. Landing on hardpack or a feature is almost as bad as busting on a skateboard and can still injure you.
Long story short, some people care more about enjoying snowboarding injury-free than how they might look to some judgmental schmoe they have never met.
How is your ragging on someone for wearing safety gear any different than skiers ragging on snowboarders back in the day? Seems like the same holier-than-thou attitude to me.
Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."
Last edited by Tarzanman; 09-18-2012 at 03:10 PM.