Saturday, December 5, 2009
The 2010 US Olympic Snowboard Costumes Don't Totally Suck (maybe)
Sooooooo when Phoenix was doing it it was uncool at Nagano but when Burton does it for Turin and Vancouver it's cool. That's debatable. So the first thing that comes to minds is (aside from the colorway of red, white and blue) how is this expressive in terms of the United States of America? Not that I think the aerial gymnastics of a pipe competition requires a uni that says "Hey that there is 'Merican!" My larger beef is this:
What cute rate Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle designer did Burton put to work on this? Then again they are in the bizness of making money and well lets be honest those pinstripes in 2006 really didn't look all that great in terms of resale. So why not go for the "every day unexpected look"? A look that says "hey world, I shred, I rock the pooka shell necklace and you know what I'm okay with that tribal tattoo I got back in Myrtle Beach on spring break!" Nothing like looking as if you just woke up in study hall to impress the word stage.
But, really does it matter? Not likely with any luck events like the Natural Selection will go off under the radar and if that's the case will actually be snowboarding worth watching. Why? Because people actually ride in those events. Not practice some routine but that is what the Olympics are good for the agonizing pressure that doing something in this one competition will be forever remembered. Honestly I can remember the runs of Gian Simmen, Ross Powers, Shaun Powers have done? All gold medal winners but nothing that stands out. Now JJ Thomas massive method in 2002? THAT I remember. But, never mind Olympics or the political BSOur riders will look good in the Look of the season. Maybe Shaun will sport a jaunty fedora.
Posted by Jonny at Saturday, December 05, 2009