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The Guy Filming His Snowboarding Trip With A Selfie Stick Should Probably Watch Our For That Chairlift

That’s what I like to call a BOOM BABY. I’m not really a Selfie stick hater; they’re stupid, but if you want to walk around in public with a camera or phone attached to a large pole, there’s not really much I can say about you that hasn’t already been said. Instead of this guy just going snowboarding, he has to go snowboarding with a Selfie stick, because the entire world is waiting for the first ever video of a guy snowboarding down a mountain. It’s never happened before, so thank God this guy brought his Selfie stick to show us what’s it like. From what I can gather, you go down the mountain on your snowboard in the snow. It’s pretty magical stuff, until he gets smacked in the head by a chairlift. Next time just go snowboarding like everyone else, and you probably won’t leave the mountain with a concussion.

– Ryan

H/T UPROXX

Burton Debuts 2014 Team USA Snowboarding Gear

BURTON SNOWBOARDS UNIFORM ROUNDUP

 

If we don’t win every gold medal at the winter games then the fix HAS to be in. How could we lose wearing these threads? Makes our already impressive snowboarding team way better. Don’t think a jersey change makes you better?

How about when the Ducks whip out there OG jerseys and kick some ass.

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-Matt

Has Anyone Been More Undeserving of a Nickname Than the “Snowboarder Bandit”?

(Source) “A Riverside man dubbed the “Snowboarder Bandit” because of his ski-type clothing and youthful appearance pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing banks throughout Orange County, including one in Newport Beach and three in Irvine.

Michael Brandon Franks, 30, was convicted of 10 felony counts of second-degree robbery and two felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Franks committed 10 robberies at nine banks between December 2011 and March 2012, the Daily Pilot reported.

In each of the robberies, Franks entered the bank wearing distinctive headgear that included a motorcycle helmet or beanie and sunglasses. He then slipped the bank teller a note that stated he had a gun and demanded money, prosecutors said.

Irvine police, with the assistance of FBI agents and Orange County sheriff’s deputies, arrested Franks at his home in Riverside in May 2012.

At the time of his arrest, authorities found money “fanned out” in the passenger side of Franks’ vehicle, a ripped up demand note and several used Band-Aids that were used to cover his fingertips, according to the district attorney’s office.

Franks faces up to 10 years and six months in state prison when he is sentenced in January.”

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I have to admit when I read this article I was jealous of this guy. Not only is he robbing banks, but the cops slapped him with a cool ass nickname. “The Snowboarder Bandit”. Ironic, since he lives in California, but still cool. I pictured him sliding in on a snowboard in full gear and goggles and calmy saying “give me your money dudes”. All the female bank tellers secretly love him and the security guards straight up respect his style. Turns out the “snowboarder bandit” wears a sweater vest, jeans, sneakers and a winter hat. Whoever is giving out bank robbing nicknames needs to reevaluate their criteria. This is bullshit. Not one thing about this guy makes me think he goes snowboarding. Call him the “winter hat in a tropical climate bandit”. That seems a little more fitting. I’m glad this guy got arrested. That’s what he gets for living a lie.

– Ryan

Where’s the Snow!

Can’t wait to hit the slopes this year! Bring on the snow!

Who out there in our community is a winter sport aficionado? And what do you ride?

-MattyV

Rhode Island Isn’t In The Top Five States For Beer Consumption. Challenge Accepted.

“Preference and consumption of alcoholic beverages varies not only by person but by location. And the beer industry recently released figures outlining consumption by state. The top five states for beer consumption per capita are North Dakota, New Hampshire, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to the Beer Institute, a trade organization. North Dakota drank about 45.8 gallons of beer per resident 21 and older last year, the institute said. Per capita figures do not include residents under 21 years old.” – YAHOO

This is unacceptable. My friends and I have spent the past 7 years of our life drinking 30 rack after 30 rack, and this is the respect we get? I have no qualms with New Hampshire. I went up there this past winter and there is literally nothing to do but snowboard and drink beer. But North Dakota? I can’t live with myself knowing that those scumbags in North Dakota drink more beer than me. Can’t do it. 45.8 gallons of beer doesn’t even seem like that much. I accept this challenge from North Dakota and I will defeat them. They are my Drago. Busch Light stock is about to go through the roof.

– Ryan

P.S. I got your back Rhode Island.

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