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MTC 01-11-2012 04:46 PM

Male -v- Female Tricks
 
After a stint of watching winter X games the other day, I notice there is a massive gap in the difficulty and type of skills being performed by the males and females in snowboarding.

While the guys were doing massive 1080's and beyond the girls where lucky if they landed a 720 and the commentators where going wild about it! I only saw one girl do a single side somi and I don;'t think she landing it (sorry I'm not down with the lingo yet) in the superpipe where the guys were laying down 2-3 three doubles in one stint.

Why is female snowboarding so behind the men, are girls more reluctant to try out the big skills, are the boys just crazy? Are the girls restricted in competition?

I'm not critising in anyway I think its ace that the ladies are out there, just don't understand the skill level gap.

If I started snowboarding, which I'd love too if I had some snow (UK) I'd want to be doing all the big airs, throwing some doubles, doing all the stuff the guys are doing and if I survive that I'd even create some new unseen skills. Anyone seen a triple somi in ski or snowboard yet?

grafta 01-11-2012 05:21 PM

You see the same thing in surfing, but I think it's a bit simpler in that Female surfers are generally not as aggressive, or physically as strong. In that case it's not a bad thing, just a different style than men.

There's no good reason to not throw-down if you are a lady that shreds :)

Anyway, besides competition who really cares about gender?

IdahoFreshies 01-11-2012 05:29 PM

i really think it comes down to physical limitations. The guys are just bigger so they weigh more and are stronger so they can get higher off jumps and out of the pipe so they can throw bigger tricks . As said in another thread it is also about testosterone lol. It seems that guys just tell fear and injury consequence to fuck off better than girls do, so they huck way bigger tricks. Also i have noticed that guys seem to progress almost twice as fast as girls do when learning to board, but that has just been a personal observation. Oh but i love riding with girls that are on the same skill level, its way fun riding with a girl that can hold her own, i gotta find more of em!

WasatchMan 01-11-2012 05:30 PM

This has been discussed to death.

The female body is a work of art. The male body is utilitarian, it's for getting around, like a jeep.

jyuen 01-11-2012 05:36 PM

it's because girls do push ups from their knees and swing from closer golf tees

IdahoFreshies 01-11-2012 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WasatchMan (Post 465471)
it's for getting around, like a jeep.

huurrrr duuurrrr, imma jeep

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HxHXGC_0oS...lvertoad99.jpg

http://www.motifake.com/image/demoti...1206627442.jpg

i love making fun of jeeps:D

linvillegorge 01-11-2012 05:44 PM

There's just a massive gap between male athleticism and female athleticism. A phenomenal female athlete would be an above average male athlete.

I went to HS with a girl who was a top 10 national basketball recruit. She was an unreal athlete for a girl, but she wouldn't have even started for the men's team. That's just the type of gap there is.

Appreciate the women's riding for what it is, but you'll always be disappointed if you compare it to men's riding. With that said, if there was a guy at your local hill ripping it up like the top chicks, you'd say that fucker could ride his ass off... and you'd be right.

MTC 01-11-2012 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 465486)
There's just a massive gap between male athleticism and female athleticism. A phenomenal female athlete would be an above average male athlete.

I went to HS with a girl who was a top 10 national basketball recruit. She was an unreal athlete for a girl, but she wouldn't have even started for the men's team. That's just the type of gap there is.

Appreciate the women's riding for what it is, but you'll always be disappointed if you compare it to men's riding. With that said, if there was a guy at your local hill ripping it up like the top chicks, you'd say that fucker could ride his ass off... and you'd be right.

'for a girl!' Love the little chauvinistic digs the men unwittingly pop into their posts (know what your getting at though)

I wish I'd had the cash and the snow to snowboard 20 years back when I was young and super fit.

Love the Jeep photo's, very manly

linvillegorge 01-11-2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTC (Post 465516)
'for a girl!' Love the little chauvinistic digs the men unwittingly pop into their posts (know what your getting at though)

I wish I'd had the cash and the snow to snowboard 20 years back when I was young and super fit.

Love the Jeep photo's, very manly

It's not chauvinistic, it's true.

Men tend to be more athletic as a whole than women. It's no different than saying that men as a whole tend to be taller than women. It doesn't mean that every man is taller and/or more athletic than every woman, but as a whole, this is the trend.

MTC 01-11-2012 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 465518)
It's not chauvinistic, it's true.

Men tend to be more athletic as a whole than women. It's no different than saying that men as a whole tend to be taller than women. It doesn't mean that every man is taller and/or more athletic than every woman, but as a whole, this is the trend.

I know, there's no denying that men are stronger and more macho than girls. I would not want to have it any other way.

Please feel free to post photo's of fit men or Jeeps demonstrating their bigness and strength. :P


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