Have you been watching the Olympics? Did you see Shaun White and his gold-winning halfpipe run? Is he not the craziest, most awesome dude you've ever seen? I think snowboarding is the coolest winter sport there is.
Me? I've tried boarding, but I'm way better off with skis. In fact, my K2's are awaiting me at home for a little ski action tonight. Trollhaugen, here I come.
Part of what makes snowboarding what it is, is the gear. It's not like any other winter sport. The gear is fully functional yet super trendy. The 'it' color or print can always be found in the latest and greatest pant/jacket combo. The laid-back style of the clothing typically reflects the laid-back attitude of the boarder, and of the sport.