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Old 11-30-2012, 02:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The vast majority of pro athletes are douches. You probably would be too if everyone always sucked your dick about how great you were and gave you all kinds of free shit.
Yeah kinda have to disagree big time on that too. I spent 6 years playing pro bball and almost all of the guys i've met from the all different countries i've played in are not douches or full of themselves.

I can see though how many can come across this way through media and whatnot. What i also think hurts reps is when they cant go out in public without getting mobbed so they can probably come off as standoffish then.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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But out of all pro snowboarders, I must insist that Travis Rice is the worst.

Why? Well he had a contest to supposedly find out who the best snowboarder in the world is...
So, Rice spent the summer designing and completely overseeing the construction of the Redbull Supernatural course. He also chose the judges of the contest. None of this would have been a problem if he hadn't entered himself in the contest- which he did.
And of course, he won.

I told my friend about this, and he said what as probably the best way I've heard of describing it: "that's like me designing a maze and then challenging other people to a race through it- of course I'd win because I know the best way."

It wasn't a fair contest. And Rice's name is literally on almost every piece of Quicksilver snowboarding gear. Don' they have any other pros?

I also don't like how every snowboarding magazine seems to talk about him like a god or something every time he shows up, just because he can pull off the biggest tricks. He can do them, that's true, but there's 3 things I always consider that any pro athlete has to have to truly be the best:
1.) Mad skills.
2.) A good, respectful attitude and personality.
3.) Common sense.

Without all 3 of these, you can't be the best no matter how god you are.
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Yep, that's how some of them are are.
Especially Travis Rice, who happens to be in that movie. His Supernatural contest convinced me that he's a "spoiled little douche". I bet he likes rusty spoons.

There are others, though, who are actually really nice and smart people...
Such as Scott Stevens and Jeremy Jones, who are my 2 favorite pros.

Stevens is cool because he's just a flat-out decent person who's not trying to show off or anything, just have fun. He has a great attitude, and at the same time he's by far the best urban/park riders I've ever seen. I swear he's a jedi or a ninja or something.

Jones is also awesome because he doesn't just rely on a helicopter to get around and to him it isn't just about tricks. He actually hikes and climbs the mountains, and then sends it. He's in it not just for the shredding but everything else: the adventure, the backcountry, the friends, the memories. He is a true backcountry rider.

Art of Flight has nothin on these guys!

I've met T. Rice, couldn't be a more down to earth guy.
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But out of all pro snowboarders, I must insist that Travis Rice is the worst.

Why? Well he had a contest to supposedly find out who the best snowboarder in the world is...
So, Rice spent the summer designing and completely overseeing the construction of the Redbull Supernatural course. He also chose the judges of the contest. None of this would have been a problem if he hadn't entered himself in the contest- which he did.
And of course, he won.

I told my friend about this, and he said what as probably the best way I've heard of describing it: "that's like me designing a maze and then challenging other people to a race through it- of course I'd win because I know the best way."

It wasn't a fair contest. And Rice's name is literally on almost every piece of Quicksilver snowboarding gear. Don' they have any other pros?

I also don't like how every snowboarding magazine seems to talk about him like a god or something every time he shows up, just because he can pull off the biggest tricks. He can do them, that's true, but there's 3 things I always consider that any pro athlete has to have to truly be the best:
1.) Mad skills.
2.) A good, respectful attitude and personality.
3.) Common sense.

Without all 3 of these, you can't be the best no matter how god you are.

Would you not say T.Rice is not one of the best in the world? Also it has been documented that he has said he only won a contest because of who he was a.d the other guy should have won.
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Would you not say T.Rice is not one of the best in the world? Also it has been documented that he has said he only won a contest because of who he was a.d the other guy should have won.
But what's the argument here? That he controversially won that contest, or that he as an attitude problem, as per the OP?

He won supernatural by throwing down a sick run, no doubt about it. Was there a better run by anyone else? There is no correct answer. It's always going to be up for debate because it's a matter of opinion. Of course he had the advantage going in, he designed the course. I don't get why that upsets people because if he wasn't involved, this thing would have never come together at all.

As you drift into the limelight in any sport, you are responsible for making other people money (ie. sponsors, tv, etc) so you'll probably have over-exposure at times, a lot of hype, etc. You'll also have to endure a lot of interviews where the athlete has "dumb it down" for the mainstream. It's just the way it works.

He is someone who donates time meeting the kids who look up to him, participates in meet & greets, all that crap. Like I said, I had the chance to meet him by chance, bumped into him, he was a normal dude, very friendly guy. Most importantly, he's one of the best snowboarders out there, probably of all time who is greatly respected by his peers in the industry, which is the most important thing.
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But out of all pro snowboarders, I must insist that Travis Rice is the worst.

Why? Well he had a contest to supposedly find out who the best snowboarder in the world is...
So, Rice spent the summer designing and completely overseeing the construction of the Redbull Supernatural course. He also chose the judges of the contest. None of this would have been a problem if he hadn't entered himself in the contest- which he did.
And of course, he won.

I told my friend about this, and he said what as probably the best way I've heard of describing it: "that's like me designing a maze and then challenging other people to a race through it- of course I'd win because I know the best way."

It wasn't a fair contest. And Rice's name is literally on almost every piece of Quicksilver snowboarding gear. Don' they have any other pros?

I also don't like how every snowboarding magazine seems to talk about him like a god or something every time he shows up, just because he can pull off the biggest tricks. He can do them, that's true, but there's 3 things I always consider that any pro athlete has to have to truly be the best:
1.) Mad skills.
2.) A good, respectful attitude and personality.
3.) Common sense.

Without all 3 of these, you can't be the best no matter how god you are.
Are you sure you're even in your 20's? Every time you post I facepalm myself then question if you have the mental capacity of a sea sponge.

I've met Travis a few times, talked with him briefly, have a lot of friends that work/live/ride with him. The whole concept of Supernatural wasn't to crown a winner regardless of what they led you to believe, it was to showcase the other side of snowboarding that the mainstream never sees. RedBull dumped a shit ton into that to market that event to get people out of the mindset that snowboarding is this formulated halfpipe or slopestyle run.

Also if you think he actually "oversaw" the building of that course you're insane. It was what's his nuts from Baldface that did all the work, the lay out, etc. etc. After the fact they realized they laid it out completely wrong and are going to have to change it going forward for the riders.

Now I will say this "Art of Flight" should be called "Art of Filler" Airplanes filming helicopters filming airplanes filming guys on sleds filming elks migrating filming grass blowing in the wind. It's a movie not for snowboarders it's for people that ride maybe once a year, use snowboarding as more a social gathering or backdrop, and just wanted some eye candy. If you want to see snowboarding for snowboarders pick up Absinthe.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Art of flight is great for what it is. Very well funded, well shot snowboard cinematography.

That's it, that's all... same thing. If you cant make a great video with Red bull's budget, well.....

Absinthe is a badass film too.

I enjoy watching them all. I wish I had 5% of the skill/balls those guys have.
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Are you sure you're even in your 20's? Every time you post I facepalm myself then question if you have the mental capacity of a sea sponge.

I've met Travis a few times, talked with him briefly, have a lot of friends that work/live/ride with him. The whole concept of Supernatural wasn't to crown a winner regardless of what they led you to believe, it was to showcase the other side of snowboarding that the mainstream never sees. RedBull dumped a shit ton into that to market that event to get people out of the mindset that snowboarding is this formulated halfpipe or slopestyle run.

Also if you think he actually "oversaw" the building of that course you're insane. It was what's his nuts from Baldface that did all the work, the lay out, etc. etc. After the fact they realized they laid it out completely wrong and are going to have to change it going forward for the riders.

Now I will say this "Art of Flight" should be called "Art of Filler" Airplanes filming helicopters filming airplanes filming guys on sleds filming elks migrating filming grass blowing in the wind. It's a movie not for snowboarders it's for people that ride maybe once a year, use snowboarding as more a social gathering or backdrop, and just wanted some eye candy. If you want to see snowboarding for snowboarders pick up Absinthe.
fucking elk dude. the plural of elk is elk. elks are old fucks in a lodge playing bingo.

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Wait they didn't film old dudes in a lodge?
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