No hippie swivelin' side slippers allowed.
Colorado in the 80s skiers n ski resorts looked down on snowboarders like we were criminals n some of us were. Grizzly fuckers that grew up slalom skateboarding, banging nails n smoking weed ruled the slopes. Dave Dowd, Pappas brothers, Steve Link, Windell and Delaney to name a few.
In a time where hard boots and carving were a way to win beer money n pay the rent and if you couldn’t tip a board over n rail a turn u were a hippie swivelin’ side slipper n the older guys would let u know. These were the guys that came before us n warranted respect. This stoney gang of elders laid down the rules and it wasn’t just Colorado. Ask Ranquet, Tex, Bass, Loeb or little B about the legendary MBHC with Turk, Kelly, Fulton, Jenko and off course Dan motherfuckin Donnelly enforcing the hill.
Guarantee there was some bitch slappin’ going on up there if you were side slipping a chute or, even worse, took some one’s line. Love the fact that there was history n respect at the start but wonder where that went. Chances r if u can do a back five in the park n a blind yourself pow turn u couldn’t carve to save your life.
Remember where u came from bitches.