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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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I just think the Wanna-Be gangster look is pretty ridiculous too, but then again I think wearing your pants on your thighs is pretty fucking ridiculous. To each their own.
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Travis Kennedy comes immediately to mind. The guy is a phenomenal rider, but he definitely takes the "snow gangsta" look and style to another level. I'm surprised it took him so long to get on with Technine. That's a perfect marriage. Hell, last I heard the guy wanted to try his hand at rapping. Okay buddy, let's be real here... you are from fucking ALASKA! You spent years riding in fucking VERMONT! I'm hard pressed to name two whiter states than those two. Get fucking real man.
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I don't care for the urban jibs. Loads of talent being showcased but it doesn't seem like snowboarding to me.

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I'm hard pressed to name two whiter states than those two.
Vermont yes, Alaska no. Many states are "whiter" than AK.

Vermont is ultra white at 98.12%. ID, MT, WY are all over 90%. Alaska is close to average whiteness for the USA at 75.43%.

If you had intended to say VT and AK are some states with a small black demographic, you would be correct.

(2000 census data)
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I don't care for the urban jibs. Loads of talent being showcased but it doesn't seem like snowboarding to me.



Vermont yes, Alaska no. Many states are "whiter" than AK.

Vermont is ultra white at 98.12%. ID, MT, WY are all over 90%. Alaska is close to average whiteness for the USA at 75.43%.

If you had intended to say VT and AK are some states with a small black demographic, you would be correct.

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Don't let this thread get derailed by demographics. What I meant by "whiter" was in regards to the urban scene. Not much of an "urban" scene to get any "street cred" in either.
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Well, technically one doesn't really need "street cred" to be a good rapper. You just never know.

But I do totally agree with you on the whole gangsta snowboard look. Laaaame.


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But I do totally agree with you on the whole gangsta snowboard look. Laaaame.
This. Not only the look, but the whole attitude. For the most part, what I've noticed is a bunch of upper class suburban white kids trying to be badasses.
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QFT!

Travis Kennedy comes immediately to mind. The guy is a phenomenal rider, but he definitely takes the "snow gangsta" look and style to another level. I'm surprised it took him so long to get on with Technine. That's a perfect marriage. Hell, last I heard the guy wanted to try his hand at rapping. Okay buddy, let's be real here... you are from fucking ALASKA! You spent years riding in fucking VERMONT! I'm hard pressed to name two whiter states than those two. Get fucking real man.
That guy Mitch Reed also bugs the crap out of me. He raps (poorly), flashes gang signs and everything, too. His hometown? Aspen. Not exactly the 'hood.
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I might be more into it if it snowed in town here. But in Vancouver the snow always stays on our amazing mountains. There are dozens of spots i'd like to hit up if only it snowed more in the winter.
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I'm glad this was brought up. Years ago, I wasn't into rails at all, and preferred to watch videos that weren't urban focused. I loved hitting the jumps, hips, etc but rails/boxes didn't interest me one bit. One season we had a post season rail-jam for charity, and I figured I'd go and mess around on the little boxes and tables, it was for a good cause. That day I managed to go from 50-50's, to some sort of inbetween crooked, to boardslides. 6 years or so later I kinda got it into my head that I should ride EVERYTHING and once I learned to "lock on" to a rail or box everything changed. I don't come from much of a skateboard background, so it was all pretty new to me. I've only done urban riding a couple times and it was on mellow stuff, benches mostly but chilling with a few friends and focusing my riding on one object really helped on those days.

Honestly at 31 years old I'm still learning rail stuff, but doing a couple nose-slides during a park run is plain fun once it becomes easy. I don't dress "gangsta" and I never will, at 31 years old my goal isn't to draw attention anymore I just want to ride everything and have fun doing it. Half these people seem to put as much time into fashion as they do their riding. Right now I'm anxiously looking forward to another pre-season rail event in mid October, they bring in shaved ice from skating rinks and usually set up a rail, box and table. 2 dollar brews, good times.

With that said, I am not into the big acid drop stuff or straight airing off a high ledge into a parking lot. Not into watching it in a video either. That's just guts, not progression in my opinion.
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