Step up and support!
24 Sep, 2010
There are many definitions for support, whether it’s to maintain or give approval to but what about in snowboarding? Support comes in the way of buying the brands or companies products so that they continue to keep producing what we love about them. If you wouldn’t steal a snowboard or jacket, why on earth would you think it’s acceptable to steal a snowboard film?
Every year I hit up the premieres to be able to watch some rad films for a couple bucks, typically it gives me an idea if I’ll go onto purchase the film later on. This fall I was able to watch 9191, NowHere, Tailgate Alaska, Right Brain Left Brain and Respect your Elders. I missed checking out a couple more films that were making their way to Seattle but I’m happy I got to enjoy a good amount so far. Rather than steal any of these films, I choose to attend the premieres and purchase them if I’d like to support them.
I’m not rich by any means, I live paycheck to paycheck but I want to support those in our industry who I want to keep around. It means having to put down almost $30 per film and that means buying a couple solid films a year. Do I need to see/own every snowboard film out there, nah I’m no Ebert and have no need to review all the films.
So as the snowboard films arrive at the shops and online, please remember that in order for these to continue to be as rad as they are…they need to be supported. Attend the premieres, buy the videos, watch with your friends and get amped on the upcoming season.