I don't know if any of you have seen or heard of this before, but transworld snowboarding magazine put out a shrediquette which is basically a set of basic rules that all riders should abide by. I think some of them are very true but some of them not so much, what do you guys think about it?
Never call last run//
Verbally acknowledging the last run of the day is the equivilent of raising your arms to the sky and begging the gods for a broken limb. Dismiss this as a harmless superstition if you want-but dont come crying to us when you shatter your femur on on the same silly stunt you've been stomping all day.
Never hit a kicker you didn't help build//
Only a complete idiot rolls up to a kicker and drops in without putting in some shovel time.********(Matt's commentary: this one's super imprtant, especially if you suck, and may possibly wreck the jump in some way, this one really pisses me off)
Don't bite someone else's trick//
In any sessions where the cameras are out-never do the same trick someone else is trying without getting prior verbal clearance.
Leave urban jib spots the way you found them//
Getting to session handrails outside the confines of a resort and not be harassed by the authourities is a gift-a little package tied up nice with a bow and given to you by a larger social order. There's no faster way to to ruin that gift for everyone than to spray paint and sticker-up said handrail spot.
Shovel off the stairs for a rail session//
...so people can see exactly how many stairs are involved with the rail, and so it doesn't look like you could hop off at any time and ride out on the snow-cover consequence free. 'It's about aesthetics'
Doubling up is wack// (on snowmobiles in the backcountry)
'I dont have my own sled, but those things'll haul up two people no problem...right?' Wrong. ...in addition to how uncomfortable straight dudes tend to feel spooning each other all day...
Be respectful about dropping in first//
If it's a jump or line you've initiated, you have first dibs if you want them. If you're in someone else's zone being shown around, step back and give them the shotgun.
Always step up to get the spot//
The deal is, you always have to step it up when hitting something that's been hit before.
Don't blow out a spot//
When you're taken to the goods, never blow out the location to a whole new crew who didn't know about it before. 'You have to respect a a person's secret when they show you a card out of their deck.'
Don't be a claimer//
Let your friends hype you up when you land something sick-that's what they're there for, after all. But throwing fists in the air in celebration of your own glory? Nah, that's wack.