1) If anyone tells you they're looking forward to snowboarding this winter, don't listen to them

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2) It's all an elaborate lie

Photo: Matt Georges

3) There's nothing fun about snowboarding

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

4) You have to go outside in the winter

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5) When the weather is terrible

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6) And the skies are always depressingly dark

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7) It's always freezing cold...

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8) ...and there are no ways to warm up

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9) The resorts you do it in are always so ugly

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10) I mean honestly, who wants to wake up to views like this?

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11) After you're done riding for the day there's literally nothing to do...

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12) No fun activities

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13) No parties to go to

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14) No way to relax

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15) And you need to relax, because let's face it, snowboarding is stressful

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16) The other people who do it are wankers


17) There's no sense of camaraderie

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18) And you never make new friends

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19) In fact, it's pretty much the least sociable sport in the world

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20) The gear you have to ride in looks rubbish

Anna Gasser Photo: Tom Copsey

21) There's no sense of style at all

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22) Plus snowboarding's always just so same-y

Ben Ferguson at the US Open. Photo: Aaron Blatt / Red Bull Content Pool

23) There's no variety when it comes to terrain

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24) You can't do it without mountains for example.

Benny Urban Photo: Tim Schiphorst / Red Bull

25) You never get to travel to go snowboarding

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26) Or experience different cultures

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27) Or meet different people

Russian Iouri Podlatchikov with Japanese riders Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka Photo: WSJ

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28) It's so restrictive when it comes to how you can ride too

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29) There's no chance to express yourself

Nico Muller Photo: Gnu Snowboards

30) Or inject your own sense of style

Eero Ettala Photo: Pasi Salminen / Red Bull

31) And there's no variety when it comes to tricks

Billy Morgan lands the world's first quadruple cork Photo: Red Bull

32) Nope, there’s no thrill to snowboarding really

Travis Rice Photo: Tim Zimmerman / Red Bull

33) No sense of danger

Travis Rice Photo: Scott Serfas / Red Bull

34) Even watching snowboarding is boring

Arthur Longo Photo: ed Blomfield

35) So if anyone tells you they can’t wait to go snowboarding this winter, call them out on it.

Photo: Marjus Fischer / Red Bull

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36) They’re lying. Snowboarding is rubbish. And they know it.

Travis Rice Photo: Scott Serfas / Red Bull

37) I mean why would anyone enjoy this?

Marcus Kleveland Photo: Markus Fischer

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