What's your take on skiers and riders and people choosing between the two sports?
Here's my take (beware, I'm an attempted writer, so it's sort of equivalent to thinking out loud)
Let's face it: the sport of skiing is overrun by dorks. At the same time,
snowboarding is now being presented in the media as a cool extreme sport.
Now what annoys me is that all those media-hypnotized people out there are
immediately choosing to snowboard. I'm a rider myself, but it drives me crazy
when I meet people who snowboard just because they think it's the cool thing to
do. If you're going to be out on a mountain, you've got only a few choices: skiing
or snowboarding. There are more and more great skiers out there--especially
with the newschoolers bringing a better sense of style to the scene. And this is
the point: I wish the average Joe Cool would stop writing-off skiing just because
they're ignorant. I was a skier before I switched to riding--skiing was never my thing,
I tried riding and loved it. I didn't start snowboarding because I wanted to tell my
friends I did something fashionable on the weekends. I ride because I
love being on the mountain and I am very dedicated to the sport. For people to scoff at skiing and choose snowboarding
just because it's supposed to be cool, is just plain stupid. That's my take. What do you guys think?