Not trying to re-ignite the flame, but we came across this web gem from the history books and couldn't resist sharing.
Yep, this was what all the fuss was about. We aren't talking about those shades either.
Here at Snowboard Addiction, we are definitely glad these "missiles" were so much fun that people couldn't resist trying out. All we can say is thank you to those snowboarding pioneers who hiked for their lines while skiers caught the lift. For sticking it out in the 80's when everyone was telling them no.
Mike Ranquet pow-turn-rail-grab in ’88. Photo – Bud Fawcett
If we can take one thing from this hostile moment in snowboarding's history, it's not that we should all start growing Patrol Man mustaches, it's how far snowboarding has come! From its' roots as an outlaw "fad" in the 70's & 80's, to 2016, where it's now an Olympic sport; Snowboarding has expanded way beyond what anyone thought possible.
Just a casual day on the hill in the 80's. Nothing to see here.
No matter what aspect of snowboarding you're involved with, whether you've shredded once, you're a park rat, a backcountry shredder, a top level athlete competing at X Games or so addicted to snowboarding that you train on our Training Products even during summertime, we can all agree it's pretty damn rad and is here to stay.
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