There’s no denying that certain people of the snowboarding segment are purists, ones that just don’t care about technology, advancements, or gimmicky bullshit. They believe that just riding is all that matters. As society tends to lean more and more on technology to make things more easy we’ve seen a wide array of products being developed for snowboarding that claim they will make it easier.
Mind you these products tend to take away from the actual act of snowboarding to have them concentrating on their technology. Why do these exist? Well because people that went snowboarding a few times think they can reinvent the wheel due to the fact they’re engineers or just fucksticks. I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Somewhere over in Korea some engineers feel that having a light bar on your snowboard that detects weight movement will change how people ride. Or just cause an epileptic seizure. Thankfully this is just some bullshit thing they created to further credit some scientific paper they were working on and won’t be mass produced for the public, but if it was we can assume someone with a selfie stick would find a way to be distracted by this and impale themselves.