99% of people ripping through the trees and sending kickers are not gonna be wearing all this silly ass body armor, they ride many days a year and this kind of thing just doesn't happen. All this crazy body armor talk is for old people, weekend warriors and tourists (and I do not mean this insultingly): fact.
Yeah I have to agree on this.. not saying I or anyone else I know and ride with are trying to be "core" by not using armor.. we just don't.. most of us are riding 60-120 days a season and are pretty successful to not get seriously hurt.. altho this season the mountain claimed a LOT of us. I think everyone feels comfortable with their ability to be successful on features. Many don't like extra bulk.
even so.. body armor still would have not prevented me smashing my bones. Nor would it have prevented me breaking my neck. No matter what you do to protect yourself no one is ever invincible. Not saying protection is never a good idea.. it's just something I think we feel we need less of the better you get at the sport. The one piece I will one day invest in is spine protection.. but of course after I get all the other more important safety features out of the way.. like Avy courses and a beacon/probe (got the shovel.)
I'm 95% sure I have met you Karasene, you work at the lucky slice on 25th street in ogden right? My wife is obsessed with thier gluten free pizza
Haha.. weird. but yes! You must have met me. I think I'm outta the work game for 4 months right now.. but Lucky Slice is the shit! I love working for those guys. The company is going Cobra Dog style, everyone is a shredder and we're putting ourselves out there to give back to the snowboard community as much as we can . It's so rad.
Ha out of like 12 employees 5 of us got broke off this winter...
Kirt broke his hand on a wall ride,
Jake broke his collar bone
Nick cracked the heel of his foot off a rail
My friend V tore her ACL.. it's been bad this year lol
Glad you like the pizza! It's the best I've had since Boston.
I'm so stoked too, we got a 2 page spread in the middle of SLC, snowboard Arkade Magazine last month, we've only been opened a year.
Thanks guys for the feedback.. feel free to argue away if you want. I don't give a shit. It's snowboarding. Shit happens.