Why is boarding viewed as "cool", and skiing not?

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  1. KenRing

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    Surely i'm not the only one who's noticed this? Anytime snow sports come up in conversation the first question is "do you board"?.
     
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    Ken do you have a hot tub?

    I think you have been transported back to to 1996.
     
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    Viewed by whom?
     
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    Maybe it is the people you associate with.
     
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    Oh and that is now 4 personas in 2 days. Must get tiring changing your login to post all the time.
     
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    This.

    I am a snowboarder, and this doesn’t happen in my circles of association.

    You need better friends.
     
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    LOL
     
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    Full question should read.
    'Me and my mates were sitting around me mums place while she was at the pokies, having a few joints, eating KFC zinger box, trying to work out when we get our next centrelink payment, drinking home made Jack daniels, doing burnouts in our VL Calais with Chev badges on it when one of the guys asked, why is boarding cool and skiing not?'
     
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    Not saying better or worse, just different.

    There is a clear alignment between the surf scene and boarding (not surprising) so if you are in the surf scene you would expect that response. Not sure if it goes with the anti alcohol and car lovers scene but hey maybe it does.
     
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    LOL
     
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    Doesn't tie up with the healthy lifestyle (ie alcohol is killing you) concepts sprouted elsewhere. So I doubt this is the case, although he clearly loves his car. Mind you I have some great friends are car lovers and insure with Shannons, regularly have a beer with them. Unfortunately they neither ski nor board :(
     
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    Hmm could be right.

     
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    I really don’t understand the need to hide behind multiple accounts.

    Ok - maybe the absolutely clear joke account like Backdoor Becky, and purpose accounts like Big Red....

    But if you can’t stand behind the comments you make, for better or worse, what integrity do you have?

    And if it’s a thing, why are some people semi outed but not enough so the everyday member knows who they are, just that it’s happening...

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  19. KenRing

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    Or SE Asia. Snowboarding is in decline everywhere else in the world.
     
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    Note in post #17 skier and snowboarder
    Oh noes
     
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    GOLD!
     
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    So many scrub snowboarders clogging the Bourke Street every weekend at Buller. It's hilarious to watch them with their slouch beanies and baggy pants around their ankles leaf down the slope
     
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    I think during the nineties when there was a growth in outdoor films, such as in the surf and skate scene, these transferred to snow boarding so for a short period, boarding was "it", as all the cool guys boarded because they got the exposure and lets face it who wants to see someone do little bobing turns down the hill on skis. Then Glen Plake came along and killed this theory as he was doing things to get on movies and therefore making a living out of the sport.

    Now the skiers are doing the cool stuff so they are getting the exposure.
     
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    With the need to push more and more into wilder terrain, skiing opens up harder routes and lines that just can't be achieved on a board. Hence it'll be the more extreme end of the snow sports world, and garner more cool factor because of it.
     
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    omg well der its cos bording is cool andf sking is 4 sad old peeple i rekon skiiing sux cos u cnat do kewl triks like on halph pipes an stuff an by big brother rekons that skirs r losers cos thy ride t bars ne way im going to bulla againr this yr an youll se me n my CrEw sitting arond at the top of da liftg loooking kewl n stuff n skiers just looks lik losers
     
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    One piece ski suits, lycra and the Herman Munster walk. What is cool about that?
     
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  29. KenRing

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    Like this?

     
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    Joined in 2008, that is some sleeper right there!
     
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    You mean 'what's not cool about that?'
     
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    Whilst there are many cool skiers there are also lots who ski with a carrot shoved so far up their ass...

    I’m guessing there are far fewer snowboarders like that
     
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    OMG...really !!!! this thread was a waste of my time
     
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    Tele is the one true religion.
     
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    Glen Plake was definitely a product of the 80's (Blizzard of Ahhs) and like all us skiers was apparently uncool in the 90's. Since then ski technology has changed the game, we go faster, higher and bigger. Snowboarding is still cool but skiing is cooler, IMO.
     
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    Telefiggles. Coolest parkrats eva.
     
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    OMG PLEASE SNOW FOR THE LOVE OF THESE BOARDS
     
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    Actually I think it did a little? Maybe that’s what’s stirring things up
     
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    Tele? Never heard of that one. First video that came up when i searched though.

     
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    And yet you posted in it!

    Oh shit, so did I!
     
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  42. KenRing

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    Not bad :thumbs:
     
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    There was a time that ass-crack on view was directly proportional to coolness
    That time has passed

    Tyler
     
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    is there a translation button I can press?
     
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    Just what this thread needs MOAR alias's!
     
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    Personally, it is all due to skating and surfing having a clear link and snowboarding is also another cousin as I know a couple of good skaters that hit the slopes on a snowboard for the first time and killed it. Skating and Surfing have always been seen by some as cool and snowboarding is in the same family. The other thing that makes snowboarding seen as cooler is the fact snowboarders don't claim ownership of mountains like we see at Buller and especially Thredbo as all of the private school well off people that had their chalets were traditionally skiers. Times are a changing, but snowboarding will always look cooler, especially when you don't have to go back to get your snowboard when stacking, you can just roll back onto the board and be on your way.
     
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    Skating is only cool when compared to rollerblading
     
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    Probably due to all the silly, knees-bent, running-about, advancing behaviour.

    I wave my private parts at your aunties, you cheesy-leather, second-hand, electric donkey bottom biters.
     
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    what bout scooters?