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Old 09-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I've been seeing some confusion as to what style of riding people do. Not sure if there was a post about this, but my search didn't pull up anything. Now, I'm not sure that I myself am completely right on this so feel free to add input.

Here are my explanations for the various type of riding styles:

All-mountain: This is your groomer cruiser. This guy will hit just about anything that is groomed. They will also hit ungroomed trails so long as it is in-bounds.

All-mountain Freestyle: This is your groomer cruiser on drugs. This rider will hit anything groomed or in-bounds ungroomed while launching of natural kickers, jibbing natural features, bonking everything, buttering, flat land tricks, etc... This rider will also take the occasional park lap on the way down.

Freestyle: This is your park rat. This guy literally pitches a tent in the terrain park and hits anything in it.

Jib: This is your park mouse. This guy will only hit rails and boxes and rides uber noodly boards.

Urban Jib: This is your broke park mouse. This guy will gather a bunch of fellow mice and jib on anything they can in the streets. School yard rails are a popular breeding place for them.

Free-ride: This is your powder sniffing, power carving, tree line eating, cliff dropping master. This guy's name is KillClimbz and he'll take a minute of untracked powder over a full day of riding at any resort any time.

Pipe: Self explanatory.
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You forgot

Gaper: Someone wearing obnoxiously bright and flashy clothing, while knowing absolutely nothing about snowboarding. Enjoys standing in the middle of cattracks, standing at the bottom of jumps, standing at the entry of rails, and always veers right in your path when you are passing them, causing you to eat shit indefinitely.
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Haha yea... but I was thinking more along the lines of labels that help match a board to a rider.

Actually, you could match boards for gapers. Things like Chanel and BitchBoards.
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Haha yea... but I was thinking more along the lines of labels that help match a board to a rider.

Actually, you could match boards for gapers. Things like Chanel and BitchBoards.
and the king of the gaper snow thug brands - TechNine
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and the king of the gaper snow thug brands - TechNine
But TechNine at least has some decent bindings and boards. Something Chanel and Bitchboards lacks through and through.
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But TechNine at least has some decent bindings and boards. Something Chanel and Bitchboards lacks through and through.
If you want to call them decent
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If you want to call them decent
they actually arent bad at all, i'd go as far as calling them dependable....better than flows thats for sure
and they have a sick team
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they actually arent bad at all, i'd go as far as calling them dependable....better than flows thats for sure
and they have a sick team
LoL. Are you trying bait me again you bastard? Scotty Lago is sick!

And for future reference... my next bindings are the 390 Boss. Suck on that Mr. gnar!
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LoL. Are you trying bait me again you bastard? Scotty Lago is sick!

And for future reference... my next bindings are the 390 Boss. Suck on that Mr. gnar!
hahaha nooo! didnt mean to step on your toes man, i just really really hate flows. anyways thats in the past!
my buddy just picked up the 390 slashers and im super jealous, this years model is siiiick
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hahaha nooo! didnt mean to step on your toes man, i just really really hate flows. anyways thats in the past!
my buddy just picked up the 390 slashers and im super jealous, this years model is siiiick
Yea... Rome is onto something great with their new Boss editions. Even their boards this year... I really, really wish I got a chance to demo the Agent. I ended up with a Turbo Dream because I couldn't bring myself to buy a board that I didn't demo. Even if it was a Rome.

390 Boss on a TD... I'm going to have a lot of fun this season. But I'll still ride my '07 Shaun White with 2010 Flow NXT-FSE

Wish we lived in the same area so I could let you use my Flows to show that they aren't all that bad
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