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sponger606 01-22-2013 11:21 AM

Snowboarding going out of fashion

zk0ot 01-22-2013 11:22 AM

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seeing at the shop... more skis out the door than boards this year for sure

grafta 01-22-2013 11:25 AM

Snowboarding sucks. Competition drinking is where it's at.

Extremo 01-22-2013 11:32 AM

I'd have to agree with the article that skiing is easier. For every snowboarder throwing 5's in the park there are 15 skiers. Grandma's and 4 year olds are jumping off side hits everywhere, which would be impossible on a snowboard.

People jumped all over snowboarding because it looks cooler. People are leaving it because they found out its difficult.

grafta 01-22-2013 11:39 AM

Oh hey! There's a thread here on the original article by NY Times that fucking yahoo just regurgitated for us.

Thread merge perhaps?

sponger606 01-22-2013 11:39 AM

Only for the hardcore!

backstop13 01-22-2013 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by sponger606 (Post 616265)
Only for the hardcore!

Thread mergers or snowboarding?? :D

Donutz 01-22-2013 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by backstop13 (Post 616369)
Thread mergers or snowboarding?? :D



grafta 01-22-2013 12:10 PM

Sorry, I'm back from

Did I miss anything?

schmitty34 01-22-2013 12:22 PM

I think part of it is that skiing picked up a little more "cool factor" once freestyle skiing became more prevalent.

When I was younger, snowboarding seemed like the cool young sport with tricks and baggy pants while skiing was just older people doing boring turns with lame "tricks". The X Games came along and both snowboarding and skiing became even cooler. Now youngsters probably see both sports equally as cool.

I also think ski tech has made big leaps in the last several years that have evened out some of the advantages to snowboarding (i.e. riding switch and more powder float).

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