It has been hitting the 'netwaves that you are irritated with your competitors wearing pants that do not conform to your baggy style.
Let me reiterate the key word here: conform
If snowboarding is anti-establishment, and the clothing that snowboarders wear symbols of those beliefs, how the hell is telling people what they are supposed to wear in keeping with the spirit of snowboarding? Doesn't that fly in the face of everything you represent? As much as you hate to admit it, that means letting people do whatever the fuck they want. If the majority of snowboarders wear baggy pants, the guys and gals who don't are actually keeping the anti-establishment spirit alive. They don't want to look like you. They want to carve their own path to represent who they are and what they feel. They look at you, snicker and wonder who died and made you the Snowboard Police.
So, shut the fuck up and do your job. Represent the US. Represent your snowboard culture. Represent yourself. The other guys are doing it. If you are going to talk the talk, you'd better walk the walk.
Monday, February 15, 2010