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Moose99 03-29-2012 10:27 AM

Wakeboarding/Snowboarding? WTF?
 
Is the the lamest thing ever or just super funny? I cant really decide

http://www.sbcwakeboard.com/video_di...5370/Wake-Merk

kybool 03-29-2012 1:24 PM

My vote is that this video clip to totally freegan awesome, but only because he wore the vest & trunks and carried the handle with him. We have talked about doing this with the Roam for years, just never got around to it.

TheHebrewHammer 03-29-2012 1:30 PM

The true genius of this clip is that it satirizes the wake and snowboard industries' pompous obsession with being "progressive." Nowadays, everyone with a camera claims to be "pushing the sport." They often invent contrived novelties that are just as gimmicky as riding down the mountain on a wakeboard with a dangling handle and present them in trailers and films that are just as overdramatic as this one in their desperate bids for 15-second fame and sponsorship.

These guys get it.

captain_vilfo 03-29-2012 2:08 PM

I understand its a joke, but if I saw these guys at the mountain.. I'd think they were gay

and idiots because theres no way its warm enough for shorts and tees lol

TheHebrewHammer 03-29-2012 2:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captain_vilfo (Post 1740701)
I understand its a joke, but if I saw these guys at the mountain.. I'd think they were gay

Why?

jono 03-29-2012 8:18 PM

Interesting how people use the word gay as a negative, hateful word. Check out this article written in the snowboard world....

http://bneeth.com/2012/03/26/bring-on-the-gay/

johnny_defacto 03-29-2012 10:19 PM

it's interesting that in the article the author compares the culture of snowboarding and skating with the gay lifestyle. That they are similar because they are, or were once, looked at in a negative light. Homosexuality is a huge issue in our society for many reasons (religious, social stability, std's ...etc), snowboarding and skating share none of those concerns.

Back to the original thread.... I think the video is "having or showing a merry, lively mood". But it made me smile.

jeffM 03-30-2012 10:29 PM

All of the pros are doing this. What a good way to progress the sports as one and finally come together.

captain_vilfo 03-31-2012 9:27 AM

so if the pros do it.. it must be cool

Moose99 03-31-2012 1:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffM (Post 1741143)
All of the pros are doing this.

What? Every wake pro is out there on their wakeboard riding parks jumps and rail and powder in shorts, tees and a vest? I don't think so.
The really funny thing is if wakeboarders are actually trying to make fun of snowboarders. What kind of crazy universe would that be?


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