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 Post subject: Headscratching Outside Online Article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:46 pm 
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http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/snow-sports/skiing-and-snowboarding/snowboarding/Snowboarding-Is-Screwed.html?utm_campaign=rss&tm_source=rss&tm_medium=xmlfeed

Thoughts? Does it matter?


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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:14 pm 
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pretty lame article, but he's right about the demographics and declining sales.

switching over to skiing??? :roll:
I don't need to convince myself that snowboard is just more FUN for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Jones Snowboards is doing well; they're growing in a declining market, as are a few other brands, like Venture, a small Colorado producer that primarily builds deeply rockered boards (a design invented by skiers) purpose-built for powder turns and the sustainable snowboarding life.


Uh, skiers invented rocker? Venture boards are "deeply rockered?"

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:04 pm 
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:lol: Who cares? There are some weird ideas in the article though. Snowboarding more dangerous than skiing, that is simply mistaken. It is way easier to get a very serious leg injury on skis.
Skiers invented rocker? Uhh, my first snowboard, in 1983, had rocker. But really, surfers "invented" rocker.
Who really gives a damn what the "Industry" is doing? People who love snowboarding ride for the love of it. The real fact is that standing sideways allows for a much more natural use of the body, but hey, I have no problem with folks who like to ski, for whatever reason. If people are leaving snowboarding because of some perception of the sport not being "cool" anymore, I say good riddance, those folks were never riding for the right reason anyway.

I might consider skiing when surfers start riding big waves facing forward, with a parallel stance, and two separate boards, one strapped to each foot.

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:16 pm 
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Time to buy those skis. Your halfway there

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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spicoli11 wrote:
Time to buy those skis. Your halfway there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahk48h7P4ts



Thanks for that. I think it proves my point, how awkward does that look vs surfing. Good to see though.

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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I think I'd rather watch a gnarly meatsword fight than to watch more than five seconds of ski surfing.... :shock: :nononno: Really you huck super mega cliffs...and then tow into a wave on skis :scratch: DERP

Spicolli...as a proper surfer..it's your duty to get on a plane to Hawaii...and cut that guys skis in 2.

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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Skiing is only better when its slow and flat! Shawn Palmer already proved how much cooler and better snowboarding is.. He beat all the olympic skiers at their own sport! Gold in skiercross.

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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waste of breath...


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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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There's a reason this schmuck writes online editorials. He'll be teaching David dooshbags illegitimate kids to ski at Alta after much more of this garbage.


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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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What a douche.

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 Post subject: Re: Headscratching Outside Online Article
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Ridiculous. More butthurt skiers waiting for the death of snowboarding with their tinfoil hats on. We could all play nice together but that's clearly not an option for some people.


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