Sunday, January 23, 2011

types of riders

I have noticed that there are the type of boarders who are really into riding park, and then there are the riders who are all about riding the mountain. Both are fun, but you can definatly tell who the park rats are. The snow boarding company Tech nine is definatly more about park. ( Park is boxes, rails, kickers, halfpipe etc. basically things people can do tricks on) A lot of the riders you see riding park are decked out in tech nine gear.
Then you have riders who like going in the back country, doing tree runs, finding there own jumps. I'm not saying that you can't do both, but ususally you wont see the kids all decked out in tech nine gear doing tree runs. I personally have a tech nine board, but im not all about doing park.

Its interesting that the way people choose there gear is really almost an expression of the type of riding that they enjoy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A look into the underground side of snowboarding

I want to explore how there all the different subcultures that are associated with snowboarding. I want to see show how this is much more than a hobby to some people, and adress things like the graphics on snowboards, gear people wear, and overall style that is associated with each thing.