Despite the rain and fog the Burton US Open Qualifiers Men’s Halfpipe went off with a bang! Keep your eye on all of the riders stepping their game up. Get your sunglasses ready, the future is looking bright for snowboarding.
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As you can see the Monday Minutes keep getting better and better. Geez.
It seems the Alta argument has reached litigation. 4 Utah riders have teamed with Wasatch Equality and filed suit against Alta and the US Forest Service for infringing on their 14th Amendment rights, specifically The Equal Protection Clause. Finally, the Skier v. Snowboarder rivalry will be addressed by the judicial system and has reached its much deserved spot among other notable 14th Amendment cases like Bush v. Gore, Roe v. Wade, and Brown v Board of Education. This lawsuit is laughable at best. I am a skier and I have no qualms with snowboarders. Some of my best friends ride and I love to ski with them. The Skier v. Snowboarder rivalry is moronic. This lawsuit is merely a cry for publicity and shows the snow sports world in a very poor light. Alta discriminates no individual or group, rather they do not allow specific equipment. Why not file a claim that the USFS infringes on my 14th Amendment rights by not allowing me to bike of hiking trails? Why can’t I snowmobile on the USFS land Alta leases? It’s my right as a US Citizen, right? To equate this as an infringement on 14th Amendment rights is ludicrous. Infringements of that level equate to fraud, abortion rights, and racial segregation. My reaction when first hearing of this lawsuit: “Ugh…really?!”
What do you think? If you have a reaction to this lawsuit please leave an educated response in the comment section. I am not looking for internet trolling. I am looking to start an open dialogue. Perhaps we can begin to shed the nonsensical rivalry and explore our common bond. Read More
Skiing and Snowboarding Slopestyle is brand new to the Olympic Event Schedule in the 2014 Sochi Games. The Action Snow Sports Industry and the culture which surrounds it has been buzzing with anticipation, seeing this inclusion as extending the reach of these disciplines, adding legitimacy, and furthering the overall progression of skiing and snowboarding. NBC Sports and Primetime Olympic Anchor Bob Costas mirrored this excitement by drawing the obvious parallels between tricks like a switch 10 or corked out backflip with farting into a tube attached to a space helmet Steve O is wearing and pooping onto a model of a bathroom. Read More
Teton Gravity Research’s webisode series “Behind The Line” grants the audience a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of technical lines, innovative jib sessions, or whatever else TGR athletes can dream up. The series, in its 6th season, has highlighted some of the most demanding and jaw dropping lines a skier could ever imagine. Here are some of our favorite episodes.
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