Monday, November 28, 2011

In the 90s the only conversation that anybody had in the world of winter sports was the snowboarding vs. skiing debate. Every single person had a fervent opinion on the subject apparently based loosely on something they thought they’d overheard someone say, one time in the pub. Over the years though, things have become more and more subdued as everyone slowly got a grip. Today the only people who still cling on to the hate are the occasional clueless punter (inevitably wearing a faded one-piece and rocking a pair of monstrously long straight-edge skis) who has somehow skipped an entire decade without noticing. Today there’s a whole generation of skiing and snowboarding kids that have no idea they should have an incredibly strong and misplaced opinion on the topic based on whether they happened to be given a snowboard or a pair of skis by Santa.

We wondered why everything had gone quiet and decided it was time to rehash this debate one more time. To spice things up we also decided that this time we’d actually look at the facts…

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

At the start of the month at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Scion Racing released a bonkers modified car absolutely smothered with various snowboard brands. It’s not the first car to be pimped up snowboard style, here’s a raft of other dubious collaborations…

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This week we thought we’d try our hand at rewriting the history of skiing and snowboarding by pushing the invention of snowboarding forward by about 50 years and seeing if we can fool anyone…

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today we take a look at Absolutely Radical, the World’s first snowboard magazine. Here are a few things we learned.
  • Snowboarding magazines today are 328% more expensive but on the plus side you do get 820% more pages.
  • The first edition of Absolutely Radical featured 61% of all the people who have ever received a Transworld Snowboarding Legend Award.
  • Modern snowboards are 2.5 times more expensive and yet they are also about $9,500 cheaper.
  • Halfpipes are 2.7 times higher, but they are also approximately 2.7 times softer as they are considerably less covered in shit loads of moguls

Come with us now on a journey of historical discovery…
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