Fire0nice228 wrote: Godric wrote: mac5155 wrote:
Godric wrote:I ride BMX, I snowboard, I kite Surf and I do stupid things all the time but this snowmobiling **** is retarded.
Its just my opinion man, I don't mean to offend anyone but its in the similar vain as smoking to me. Why would you do crazy **** like that with a snowmobile or ATV/Quad whatever. Its seriously no different than smoking or eating a crud diet and being super unhealthy.... its all lifestyle choices brah.
idk I guess I'm don't share the the appreciation for the feeling it gives me... but on the other hand I have much respect for those crazy free climbers that die all the time
Not to offend, but your point of view makes no sense to me. Why would freeclimbers do crazy **** like that? Why do people jump out of airplanes? Travis Pastrana is a nutcase and one of the most popular athletes on the planet They're all going for the same thing: The rush.. Yet you have 'much respect' for one group but not another. Its all lifestyle choices for sure. But if you can respect one group of people that dies doing something they love, but not another, then... I dunno. Maybe if you bit the dust kitesurfing I'd say 'well thats **** stupid, the dude shoulda killed himself on a snowboard so I could respect him"
I think I know what he's getting at. Stuff like skiing, snowboarding, skating, it's more of a natural thing since it's more about the momentum that carries you. The only thing that limits your speed is the size of the ramp and perhaps style (i.e. compressing at certain points in the ramp.)
With an ATV, a dirt bike, or a snowmobile, not only are you dealing with the weight of the object that you're riding, but you're also dealing with how quick you can rip through your gears for max height. With this, the higher you go, the harder you fall. There's only so much you can do on a board, but every time somebody goes up on something motorized, you're dealing with so many other factors. I'm not saying they should stop and that it's too high risk, because each one of these riders know what they're getting into before the throw on their helmet. It's not like you can tell them "I know we're X-Games, but we don't want you to go as high and you should probably be careful."