You're joking right?
Hahaha! Wow! And we thought the 1970's produced some grotesque fashion nightmares! The 1970's were tame compared to this shit.
Still, kids want to have fun and be goofy so really who cares? I agree this shit looks ridiculous as hell and if they are going to wear it, i am going to laugh at them. In fact, I suspect they wear this shit specifically to shock people. What I don't get is why does it actually piss people off? Sassicaia is often talking about so many things that "pisses him off about snowboarding" that I often wonder why he hasn't just given it up.
If something made me mad this much, I would find another recreation.
Let these goofballs have fun and be weird as fuck. How are they hurting anyone and why would you let it piss you off?
I do totally agree with you all about how retarded it looks though. I just don't see how it's hurting anyone....
A valid question.
Unfortunately, like many (actually most) hobbies, sports, movies, fashion, food, services etc I find myself often getting pissed of. Some people think Im an ass (which i likely wont dispute), but the truth is I just consider myself well educated, and an example of a near extinct breed of a brutally honest person.
I end up forced to be an educator constantly having to set people straight and make people aware of their misinformed views even if it is subjective. I feel like a fucking full time pro bono professor to be honest. Its a service actually. A way to give back in my own way I guess.
For example, recently I was at a restaurant/bar, and some douchebag wearing a black suite with a brown belt and a bluetooth ear piece blinking away in his ear like some kind of douchbag beacon was bugging his friend about how much better his new pedestrian looking Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch was then his friend's vintage (likely passed down) Patek. I didn't know either guy, but I felt compelled to let him know that his Tag was nothing more then a $300-$500 movement inside a pretty case, and marketed to be worth $4,000 while his friends watch came from a company with history, in house movement and would still matter 20 years from now like it did 20 years prior unlike his future piece of scrap metal. While he took it in good stride and we all eventually had a good laugh (his friend's much more sincere id guess), it was somewhat of a chore for me, yet i felt compelled to help in my own way. They both walked away that much more educated.
Whats my point? I like snowboarding like I like horology, but there are many douchbags, brands or misinformation that annoy me about both, so I have little choice but to educate, and share my opinion. I could just let people "have fun", or with the case of the blue tooth blinking douchbag let them be because they weren't "hurting anyone", but how would they learn anything? Who would eventually set them straight if not me?
While Ill admit I dont know much about the technique of snowbording (which is why you will never see me post as if I do), I do have a "common sense" of product, design, manufacturing, and business sense which is transferable to this sport (and many other hobbies) that sometimes gets offended.
Does that answer you question? Its the best I can do.