Cecil B Demiel's bullshit yelling at you not withstanding,.. I'm NOT commenting on the OP's motives or attitudes surrounding his dislike of the use of GP camera's on resort groomers,.. cuz I don't know what they are.
However, the questions that followed about "Why does this bother people,.." etc.!! That I will comment on!! I have noticed, in this sport, like a lot of other action or extreme sports there seems to be an "Elitist" attitude that shows up in some circles!
When I was living in SoCal & into rock climbing, I was often ridiculed or laughed at because I only did top roping or some free climb bouldering instead of multiple pitch lead climbs up El Cap!!! (...try talus running sometime!!) [look it up!]
I was even shunned by some climbers because of my military climbing/rope training and because I liked to rappel off cliffs just for fun! (...yet I'll bet a lot of those "Elitists" can't tie their own swami seat harness from a 6ft length of rope or do a body rappel without a harness or carbiners if they had too!!) I've rappelled out of helicopters & even done an Aussie" rappel,.. Once
Some extreme Kayakers I've encountered believe I'm a pussy little dilettante because I'm only interested in maybe a little class 1 or 2 white water on my recreational river paddles instead of class 4-5's with 50 ft. waterfall drops!! I can do an eskimo roll and a wet exit or recovery! I don't want to have too tho!! I'd rather just enjoy the river!
I do wish I had some GP footage of Those
activities! And while I may look like an idiot on my little local hills with my GP on my helmet or rigged to my bindings, I can go back & see just how much my riding has progressed since I started two years ago. (...I no longer walk around asking people "Is the light On?" thank goodness I learned that much!
I have also used that footage to help other NooB's who think that they're not progressing fast enough after 4-5 times on a board!! (...thanks to all you guy's who post about "Ripping Down Black Diamonds" your FIRST day boarding!!!
...never seems to be any GP footage of THAT
Also,.. My riding is progressing and getting better! I'm Riding more difficult terrain, learning new tricks and techniques! Riding different boards now! Sometime soon, I want to get out to one of those Big Mountain Powder resorts! When I DO
?? You can Betcher Ass
... I'll have My GP with me, and I'll know what angles work, which don't, and how to get the most out of the camera & experience!!
...Even if you discount having a record of your riding progression,.. I practice snowboarding
on my home front, local, less difficult terrain!! WHY
shouldn't I practice using the GP????
BTW, I never really got the whole Zip Line thing going on now at resorts!! I don't "Get" the whole WoW!! This is so exciting, extreme, cool, etc.!!
Because I've done Zip lines when I was in the service! I did them 25-30 ft in the air without
being harnessed or tied into anything! Just a "T" bar handle a pulley & my "KungFu Grip" to keep me on it!!!!!! First 40-50 ft. was over land with a cargo net stretched under it if you fell! I also had to let go of the pulley and drop 15-20 ft. into a 10 ft. wide ditch filled with muddy water, (...and occasionally snakes!) preferably before
slamming into the pole at the end of the line!
was extreme!!! But, You're not going to catch me telling these kids & their parents that they are "Pussy Little Dilettantes" cuz they're strapped in and safe when they run these ziplines at resorts!! It's safe(ly) exciting and extreme! I let them have their fun!!
If anyone reading this is one of those elitists,.. go ahead & laugh!! Shake your head, cluck your tongue at the stupid Gappers but honestly,.. STFU and go ride your extreme backcountry POW and let the Gappers have there fun inbounds!!!! They're not hurting anyone & they're providing you with entertainment and
an excuse to feel superior!!!!