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Old 08-18-2010, 03:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I'm I the only one just not into the urban scene?

Alright, I respect the hell out of what is going on the urban snowboarding scene, it just doesn't appeal to me at all. Maybe it's just because I've never lived in an area with any kind of urban scene to speak of, but when I watch it what I see is a bunch of guys dressed like wannabe gangstas destroying good boards.

If that's all you have to ride and you're making the best of a bad situation, then by all means, have at it! But, fuck man, I just don't get it.

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I'm with you on that. Looks sick to watch though!

That's why I never really got into park or jibbing. It's real fun to watch and try, but I personally rather just shred. I love snow too much not to shred all over it and just stay in the park all day jibbing on rails rather than surfing the white stuff.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm with you in this, I don't really like watching people do rails (or anything jib-able for that matter) at urban settings. Although I have great respect for them because I know its hard and you can take some serious beatings and injuries to their bodies doing that. However, for some reason I'm ok with watching people take park laps and jibbing in the process. I think part of the reason is I like watching boarders actually RIDE down the mountain instead of just going down one rail and going up again. That's why I liek watching Travis Rice, Jake Blauvelt, and Nico Muller to name a few, because they bring their freestyle tricks to big mountains.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Rails, wall rides, and such are pretty sick and can be very gnarly. Not my style, plus I'm blessed to live in an area with quality terrain to ride nearby. I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. I also know there is an urban scene around Denver. Hell, just go check the skate park after a good snow in town.

Anyway, to each it's own. If everyone liked to do the same thing that I did, I'd probably go do something else.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I figure that riding style is a product of the environment. Thus if all you got is urban...then urban you do...lots of it I would not attempt...fortunately I live by a nice hill.
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I think Urban boarding was born essentially in places where the mountains suck, along with the snow. AKA the Midwest/East Coast. Just like urban skateboarding, It was probably created out of necessity. People gotta make the best out of what they have, and I do have to agree it's pretty sick to watch, guys are going all out on gnarly ass features.

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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Snowboard fashion has always humored me. It's funny to see a guy look all "gangsta" in their snowboard clothes, but then they start walking around in skinny jeans for their normal clothes.

Same goes for all the wild neon colors like purple, pink, and puke green. Normally, you see a guy wearing a neon purple polo shirt and you'd probably chuckle, but it's perfectly normal for snowboarding
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Hey, loud neon colors are great for photo slutting...
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The older I get the more urban I want to do.
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