And the answer is vintage snowmobile fashion. Feast your eyes on this amazing array of Ski-Doo accessories and in particular cop and eyeful of this fedora...
|Snowboarding needs more yellow fedoras immediately. Also while we're at it, we also need furry yellow booties and Balaclavas that make us look like bananas|
|The most sinister set of high-wasted beige pants ever produced, the inspiration for Kill Bill and another look at those incredible boots.|
The Ski-Doo fashion catalogue comes complete with creepy chat-up lines...
"Oh yeah pretty lady, this is where the action is"
...is made so much more smutty by the addition of this headline.
|Head-to-toe corduroy on a giant women|
|The bib is back, high waisted snow pants are in and the wet-look is going to blow your tiny little minds.|
|Nick, left, wears the new Ski-Doo Sports Adventure wet-look suit with zip-off waist, MC Hammer action pants and a massive erection.|
Talking about hammers, ever noticed how sexy they are?
|But, rather inconveniently there are no matching pants. Also One-Finger Mitts sound like a good idea.|
While we're on sexism...
Strangely the porn mags were much more subdued back then.
But they sure love snowmobiling, because it was so damn sexy.
But that's enough of scantily-clad ladies reclining on snowmobiles. Going back to Chris' article he also had this to say - "There used to be a time when our sport was so attractive that people of every creed, sex and nationality eyed it up salaciously and felt an uncontrollable desire to mate with it."
The real lesson we need to learn to bring sexy back to snowboarding comes from this man...
|He's got the clothes...|
|...he's got the moustache...|
|...he's got the ladies...|
|...he's got the chat-up lines...|
|...he's got the mesmerising stare...|
|...and he's got 3 new ways to 'doo it!|
The mustachioed lothario has got it all, and you've got the uncontrollable desire to mate with him. Fact.
Chris Moran - problem solved.
Before we go there is a final cautionary tale that we can also learn from snowmobiling's sexy years. Taken too far, there is a point when sexy just becomes a bit rapey.
Most of these fashion gems come thanks to a classic slice of the Internet; one man’s quest to upload huge swathes of excellent information to an almost unusable website. The site is called ‘David’s Vintage Snowmobile Page’ and it can be found on the catchy domain www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com.