ski@jaypeak2Between this and the gangster thread I don't know which one is funnier. Gangster and rasta a have been around for over 15 years.
Where did neon come from?
Where did bucket hats come from?
Where did tight pants come from?
Where did matching pants and coats come from?
It just evolves every year. Skiing is different from skating or surfing in that there is an off season. New trends come every season. Some stay, some don't. Why don't people hang bandannas off their studded belt anymore?
See, this is the thing though. The people who take the low hanging fruit of WHO GIVES A SHIT LET PEOPLE BE are missing the fundamental fact that these trends do occur, its not like everyone is being individualistic. Its worth discussing, observing and critiquing.... on a website devoted to this very specific subculture.
To see all these kids popping up with dreads on the mountain, and everyone in general cheering this whole thing on, its just very juvenile to pose as something you clearly are not, just because its the IN thing. The about the rasta trend is being truly rastifari is much more complex than wearing baggy outerwear or growing a crazy mohawk.
This is kind of stemming from a book I read for one of my classes about the punk movement in the 80s, there were the true anti-establishment people, and the ones who thought it was novel to dress like them on the weekend. No one likes a poser. If freeskiing is about doing your own thing then do your own thing, not someone elses.
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