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PacEnDubya
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Brooke Geery has a new site.  Am I late to the party?  https://blower.media/

Not gonna lie, as big of a shit show as Yobeat was, I kinda miss it.


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coleslawed
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it’s not a great website, but good luck to Brooke. YoBeat was an institution in online snowboard media. 


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PacEnDubya
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Posted by: @coleslawed

it’s not a great website, but good luck to Brooke. YoBeat was an institution in online snowboard media. 

Apparently, the current website is a "preview" version of what is to come.


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c.fuzzy
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I just perused the Orca article and apparently the Orca is a popular board because it's marketed as manly and not 'fun' like other "mini" boards. 

It wasn't marketed as manly and it's not a mini board. 

Yup. Same ol' baseless Yo Beat hot takes.

The wildfire hype on the Orca was ignited from the one review video of Rice stating unequivocally that the Orca was the best board he's ever ridden, and then he followed it up with basically ripping it for all his comps and pov shoots for a while.

I don't think this was a marketing ploy, I think Rice said it sort of off the cuff in an honest way and that's what came across, and the everyone wanted to experience it and to extol the virtues to draw a parallel narrative to their Rice level riding abilities. 

Imagine saying you weren't impressed with the best snowboard Rice has ever ridden? You'd be exposed as an inferior rider. An at the same time if you recommend it as the best board ever you'd be aligning yourself with arguably the best snowboarder evr.

It's a popular board because it strokes the ego of everyone that recommends it, and to which there's little risk of being countered by a naysayer.


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NatasKaput
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geez, what a hollow sentiment as a Ben Lynch memorial, then just reposted IG posts 


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