Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are.
1. You’ve answered the question “How do you stop on those things?” on a chairlift.
Snowboarding was accepted, but far from mainstream in the 90s. Our parents still assumed it was a fad and you’d often encounter incredulous skiers asking absurd questions. Hell, Transworld even made a shirt with the answers.
2. You know TB stands for Totally Board.
While technically Fall Line Films was the first, the 90s were all about TB and Mack Dawg. Dawger was arguably more hip with younger riders, while the TB movies had lots of big mountain sections to fast forward through. But either way, you bought them both, every year.
3. You remember thinking it was insane when Jeff Brushie signed a 1.3 million dollar contract with Ride.
But still thought it was cooler when he rode for Burton. “Selling out” was kind of a big deal back then.
4. You at one point wished you could ride the Killington half pipe (or you hiked it everyday – and night for the one season it had lights.)
See back then, the average halfpipes topped out at 12 feet and it was actually kinda fun. They were the 90s answer to the rainbow rail. Killington, in particular, had a solid scene of people who almost made it and the week before the Open everyone who was anyone would show up to “train.”
https://yobeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DSC06497.jpg555500Brooke Geeryhttps://yobeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/logo-2.pngBrooke Geery2017-05-03 05:00:132017-05-03 13:18:4420 Ways You Know You Grew up Snowboarding in the 90s