Also, I want to just say that it might seem funny or cool to be so good at something that you can take a huge shit on things you don't like and be a TV-style villain and still succeed financially. But it's not funny or cool, and neither is trying to be a gatekeeper for some activity you supposedly love.
Guaranteed if everyone who snowboarded in the early years acted like that the sport wouldn't even exist for you and me today.
But you ever meet those people so stoked on snowboarding they'll happily talk to anyone else about it, and the fact that they snowboard matters way more than their ethnicity, gender, job, wealth, and politics? I love those people. We need more of them.
What would be cool is if snowboarding were a much more welcoming and easygoing community than say, skiing.