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sheepstealer 11-29-2012 11:49 AM

interesting article: Snowboarding without irony
 
YoBeat: Making Fun of Snowboarding Since 1997 Snowboarding Without Irony

Found it on YoBeat. What do you think? Honestly, I agree with the author - but to a point. Fashion has definitely become a focal point for the snowboarding biz. You ain't a good rider unless you look like one right? HA.

I see it all the time on the hill - the swag, the uber baggy pants, the bright Special Blend jacket (nothing against SB, mind you), handkerchief blowing with the wind, beanie under helmet with those platinum mirrored lenses... but the dude can't carve worth a damn. Leafing down the hill, maybe hitting a box thats about 2 feet wide? Please.

At the same time, we're not gonna throw on just any old pair of snowpants. We're not going to wear a pea coat down the hill. I love my Smith I/Os. I used to rock a bright green Special Blend jacket. Do I throw my pant cuff over my high backs? You bet. But that's because I can feel the cuff pressing against my calf if I don't...and I don't like that.

I digress. You tell me what you think.

wrathfuldeity 11-29-2012 12:11 PM

the blog was better
How to Live Without Irony - NYTimes.com

imho, who the fuck cares...its just another example of mindless media chatter that we are fed as culture instead of actually discussing or acknowledging substantive topics for instance....last week Obama in Myanmar is a big fricking deal for that part of the world.

President Obama arrives in Myanmar after Thailand visit - latimes.com

StreetDoc 11-29-2012 05:55 PM

IMO the kids with bandanas and clothes 3 sizes to big makes me laugh. They look like idiots. To me it's like picking a board based on the graphics. I choose my clothing based on function.

Jed 11-29-2012 08:20 PM

Crap. I have a bright special blend jacket, but I had no idea that I had to have my pants over my highback.

I better get my act together!

ankkassa 11-29-2012 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StreetDoc (Post 545255)
IMO the kids with bandanas and clothes 3 sizes to big makes me laugh. They look like idiots. To me it's like picking a board based on the graphics. I choose my clothing based on function.

I don't see what's wrong with bandanas since I use one to keep my neck and face from freezing but the baggy clothes I can agree 100% especially some of those park rats who spend all there day in the park and yet can hardly board slide and talk shit telling me I suck because I can't do a board slide with steezy ppl sometimes just sicken me...

Jed 11-29-2012 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ankkassa (Post 545327)
I don't see what's wrong with bandanas since I use one to keep my neck and face from freezing but the baggy clothes I can agree 100% especially some of those park rats who spend all there day in the park and yet can hardly board slide and talk shit telling me I suck because I can't do a board slide with steezy ppl sometimes just sicken me...

I don't know where people run into these park rats that go up to other riders in the park and talk crap. I've never seen or had this happen to me before.

jdmccright 11-29-2012 11:17 PM

Where I'm from the skiers are doing this more than the snowboarders.

Powhound97 11-29-2012 11:46 PM

the baggy yum yum yellow clothes, the gangster look, if it doesn't say Burton or grenade its crap (Not bashing burton or grenade)
I haven't been in snowboarding thing for a long time but I know people well enough and someone who where's baggy clothes like that is a poser

and I bet they're mommy buys all of it for them, or they steal it like gunnar thorngren
They they act like a badass and then talk shit on here because in reality if they did it to someone's face, they would get decked

I also agree, skiers do it more then snowboarders...

BurtonAvenger 11-30-2012 01:43 AM

Oh the humanity people are being individuals and others are being sheep. Heaven forbid that fashion be more forward than function! Oh no whatever shall we do?

Powhound97 11-30-2012 02:24 AM

Snowolf, I see what you mean.

I don't care about the baggy clothes, im sure they're nice and warm and I wear my pants a little baggy
It's the type of people that I have seen that wear them that bugs me
Not gonna hate on someone else's shit because I'm not doing it,
its the wankster teenagers who think their somebody because they have the most expensive Burton stuff, but they suck ass in reality

It bothers me, it shouldn't... but it does

Lonnie kuak wears baggy
Shaun white wears skinnies

You could wear a fucking paisley quilt one piece and rip like a pro

Actually!! there's a guy at crystal mountain and he wears a pink, orange and paisley one piece, he is a crazy old fucker and bombs the hills like a boss

In the end doesn't matter what you wear


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