Just because snowboarding has influences of surfing and skateboarding in its roots doesn’t mean that it’s always good to have a crossover from one sport into another. For example SUP boarding or if you will stand up paddle boarding. If you don’t know what that is just picture a guy on a surfboard with a paddle pushing around a lagoon. So what does this have to do with snowboarding? Well the other day I was so fortunate to receive this great email from Kahuna Big Stick.
Hope life’s going well for you!
Today Kahuna Creations is announcing the shipping of the Kahuna Snow Stick™ to stand-up paddle while snowboarding. I definitely want to make sure you know all about it. I attached a press release for you, and if you have any questions just let me know. It would be beautiful if you could make a writeup on this for angrysnowboarder.com. Either way I definitely want to make sure you know about what we’re doing. It’s really a ton of fun, and we’re all really stoked that it’s officially hitting the market today.
Oh it seems so nice but wait are they saying they invented a snowboard pole? Oh no wait they just made a really long with grippers my bad. In typical fashion I responded to this.
Do you not understand what my site does? I am going to have to mock this as you essentially turned a snowboard into a sideways monoski with a uni-pole.
He responded again.
Serious? There’s no need to hate man. It’s just paddleboarding on the snow. We just made a few of these things to see if anyone likes them. If you don’t that’s cool.
I highly doubt they made a few of these since it made it over on Gizmodo and they sent out this mass email. Awesome guys don’t cover your ass, you want this to be the next big thing. In fact it probably will be huge for people that want to take up extreme cross country snowboarding.
Think of the possibilities. Oh but not to be out down there’s another snow paddle out there from a company called Snow Shift. This must be a huge new invention.
OK so lets look at this realistically since we don’t live in fantasyland. Snowboarding has appealed to people because we had our hands free, now they want to give us a giant stick. Cool I want to pay a hundred plus dollars for a stick, oh wait the resorts provide bamboo poles which you can use and also set up to pole jam. Hmm free bamboo or money I’ll take free every time.
They keep touting how this will be good in the park? How what are you going to do bust out some pole flip spinners on jibs? Or better yet a game of joust in the half pipe. It could be like Thunderdome two man enter one man leave!
Is getting stuck on flats that bad for people they need to look like a gondola operator pushing themselves along? Skating isn’t that hard if you actually know how to ride and if you can’t skate you should probably ski. Don’t know about you guys but I don’t think we need to become sideways monoskiers.
Oh bad ideas why do you keep happening in the snowboard world? It’s a perplexing question that can’t be answered.