The jury has deliberated and here is the verdict.
The long battle of skiers vs. snowboarders was initiated by a snowboarder. As viewed in the video from the early 80’s, Ted Shred (a.k.a. Blake Barrymore) wasn’t content with just riding fresh lines. According to rules of NSAA Responsibility Code, Mr. Shred was clearly in the wrong.
Evidence Collection Includes:
1:56 – “But, just cruising these big slopes is not enough for Ted. Now, he’s looking for unsuspecting skiers to streak.”
2:22 – “The Shred Baron Strikes Again!”
We the people (a.k.a. Snow Sport Enthusiasts) can all put down our weapons of choice and get along. Shame on you Mr. Shred! You started a civil war that has tormented the slopes for three decades. Fortunately, due to the utmost respect and maturity of today’s riders this madness can stop now the truth is out.
All kidding aside. Thanks to Blake for making some history in what has become one of the greatest sports on Earth. In the meantime, just kick back and enjoy a old gem that might be one of the first snowboard segments on film.
Happy Riding Folks!