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The Art of Flight Series (the making of)

Anybody see this on Netflix yet?

Watched the first 2 or 3 episodes tonight. Meh...

Is it just me or do pro snowboarders seem like a bunch of spoiled little douches?
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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.

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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.
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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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!

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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.
I'm not surprised to hear this, I know a few pro sailors and they're generally solid dudes. similar thing, fringe sport.
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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!
Jones does seem pretty cool. Deeper was better than TAOF if you ask me. But yeah Rice and crew seem pretty douchey to me.
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Jeremy Jones is definitely very chill. Very approachable and eager to talk snowboarding both times I've met him.

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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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Anybody see this on Netflix yet?

Watched the first 2 or 3 episodes tonight. Meh...

Is it just me or do pro snowboarders seem like a bunch of spoiled little douches?
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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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