18 February 2008
Snowboarding v. Surfing
Ever since the 1950’s, when the Snurfer was invented by an immigrant who realized
skiing definitely sucks, the age old question has existed; what was he smoking?
Along with this
query, a battle also arose between those who rode the water at thirty-two degrees and above and
those who rode it below.
Which is superior?
I mean, neither have wheels, both are all natural,
and both are centerpieces for a growing young subculture.
However, I plan to prove that
snowboarding is way more crescent fresh, for the facts that it is cheaper, less dangerous, and way
Snowboarding is cheaper than surfing.
I know what you’re thinking; “Double-you tee
fuck, mate? Snowboarders have to pay for boots, bindings, a board, goggles, a coat, pants, and
Fact – all of this does add up to collectively be at least $500 used along with the
ongoing cost of lift tickets at roughly 30 bucks a pop (or roughly $350 for a season pass).
one honkin’ chunk o’ change, don’t get me wrong.
Meanwhile, the boarders on the surf only
have to buy a board, board shorts or a bikini, and some sunscreen, which only costs around $300
or less if it’s bought used.
However, in my research, I talked to many surfers, who opened my
eyes to external costs or the sport.
One gentleman in particular gave me an eye-opening
description of the peripheral expenses.
He was kind enough to invite me to his room in his
parents’ house, and after passing up the generous offer of a bong hit
, we got to talking.
He graciously took it for me.