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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Snowboarding going out of fashion

Saw this.

Snowboarding losing popularity, while skiing heats up - Yahoo! Travel

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

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Snowboarding sucks. Competition drinking is where it's at.
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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.
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Oh hey! There's a thread here on the original article by NY Times that fucking yahoo just regurgitated for us.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...ding-lost.html

Thread merge perhaps?
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Only for the hardcore!
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Thread mergers or snowboarding??
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Sorry, I'm back from threadmergingforum.com

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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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