Snowboarding Circa '90/'91
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Topic: Personal or Reflective
Thanks to Wired for the hat tip on First Descent
, a snowboard movie coming out on Dec. 2nd (trailer here
). There's been a long list of cheesy mainstream snowboard films (I don't even want to name them) but the five riders in this film, including Farmer, Nick Perata, and Terje are formidable. (If you haven’t heard of the first two, keep reading; if you haven’t heard of Terje then you’re not a snowboarder). The riding includes AK and hopefully very little jibbing so I'm reserving judgment on this movie.I'm not opposed to jibbing
but it's not what snowboarding is about. People ask me about snowboarding and I say that I love it
. When they ask me if I'm good, I usually shrug my shoulders because that's the way I am. Go watch Damien Sanders and Farmer in Critical Condition
and learn where snowboarding originated. It was anti-establishment and all about pissing off people (skiers and the ski patrol
If you haven't heard of the movie of those two riders, go pour through old snowboard magazines
) and then read Susanna Howe's book, (Sick) : A Cultural History of Snowboarding
You owe it to yourself and to the sport to know snowboarding's roots. Were you riding back in '90/'91? Do you remember the first jib revolution, epitomized by the Snow Summit scene and the Ride crew? How about that famous Division 23 ad with Peter Line and his favorite magazine? I used to read the new snowboard magazine issues religiously, calling them my bibles and treating them as such.
The snow has started falling here in western NY and I can't wait.
Posted by cph19
at 10:46 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2005 10:56 PM EST