For free stickers? Do you think that's all they get from Mervin and Union? lol, they are getting free stuff non-stop from those companies. Look at their recent YouTube captions, all affiliate links. Which means anyone who clicks and orders they get a cut from.Their content is aimed at beginners and people who snowboard. I remember watching all their vids after my first day on snow. This is the pattern I see with my friends that just got into the sport. They do have a positive vibe and help you to get stoked on snowboarding. They deserve the credit there.
They could cut on advertising Union and Mervin in such a blatant way for ‚free stickers’. I’d say Kevin might be credited more for the last year Orca hype than Travis himself.
There are more things you could possibly criticise the SPC for but if you say they promote risky behaviour look at your friends and pros’ promo vids without helmets. That is way more dangerous imo but most people have a rational standpoint there that it’s your choice. As they say freedom comes with responsibility.