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Old 11-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #21 (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.
it wasnt about finding the best snowboarder.

did you see his winning run or any of the competition? trice's first run was gg. hell, in the interviews, half of the competitors admitted that Supernatural was basically the field vs trice. not bc he set it up but bc hes just that much better at big mountain riding.

i thought it was good for the sport

i also watched TAOF miniseries on netflix and it wasnt worth the time investment
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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it wasnt about finding the best snowboarder.

did you see his winning run or any of the competition? trice's first run was gg. hell, in the interviews, half of the competitors admitted that Supernatural was basically the field vs trice. not bc he set it up but bc hes just that much better at big mountain riding.

i thought it was good for the sport

i also watched TAOF miniseries on netflix and it wasnt worth the time investment
Trice is one of the best freeriders in history
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
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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.

Thats what I came here to say. I don't know if he is a douche or not in real life, but I know that he didn't set up this Supernatural contest just to add a trophy to his collection. I didn't care who won it actually, I was just excited to see something other than halfpipe on TV.

By the way, Red Bull is an awesome company putting things like this together (as well as the Mountain Biking series in Utah or wherever it is at, the Moto Enduro races in Europe, the dude jumping from that space shuttle thing, etc.).

I wish they would put more backcountry type shows on TV, like Terje's competition, etc.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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If you work for a living you don't fit my definition of "pro". Does that clear it up?

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Have to disagree with this in regards to pro snowboarders.

While some pro snowboarders can let the fame go to their head, a huge majority of the pros I've met are chill, laid back guys.

Most snowboard pros work a second job and are just your average local living at a ski resort. Don't confuse the small minority of pros earning big money with the rest of the pro snowboarder population.
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Did I mention that name-droppers are douchey-er than pro boarders?...

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My kid was lapping copper yesterday with Scotty Lago, Louie Vito and Matt Ladley. They were super cool and waited for him a couple times to ride the quad with them. Pat Moore, Chas G, Eric Willet and of all people White have all been super nice when we meet them. We have ridden with and met them numbers of times. Pat sent him an electric care package last spring too.... Not all high end pros are dicks/douches.....
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Perhaps I should quality what I mean by douche.

1. Complaining about how tough and stressful it is to get paid to heli-board in the most amazing places on earth using equipment you didn't pay for with a bunch of people sucking your ass and telling you how great you are.

2. Speaking like a refugee from a 1980's skater movie.

3. Acting like you're in Jackass 5: Revenge of the Fuck-tards and thinking anybody gives a shit...

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Shaun White uber douche. Others pretty normal guys. But the truth is 95% of all pro snowboarders make less than the guy in the t shirt shop at the base of the mountain and work their asses off to give you video parts to stoke you, contest runs that inspire, and articles on snowboarding. Hell just came back from dinner with a mid level pro for his birthday tonight. Dudes sweating his paypal not going through right now to pay rent.

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Yeah, we heard you the first time you name-dropped... Nut-hugger...

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Like I said, I had the chance to meet him by chance, bumped into him, he was a normal dude, very friendly guy.
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I'll sum it up for everyone. OP is a repressed douche that's jealous. You have no idea how hard work it is to put together a video part or the training it takes. I dare you to go make a 20 second clip of riding with nothing but landed tricks, cliff drops, and pow slashes. 20 seconds that's it. Lets see how much time and effort it takes.
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I'll sum it up for everyone. OP is a repressed douche that's jealous. You have no idea how hard work it is to put together a video part or the training it takes. I dare you to go make a 20 second clip of riding with nothing but landed tricks, cliff drops, and pow slashes. 20 seconds that's it. Lets see how much time and effort it takes.
so true, I mean he's just a boss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r5zfpbL5cw
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Yeah, we heard you the first time you name-dropped... Nut-hugger...
I wish I met him
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