Diego Anderson wrote an interesting article on Remolition about the past failings of mountainboarding to ‘make it big’. I have a lot of respect for Diego, and he certainly makes some interesting points in the article, but I can’t help but think that the article, Diego’s opinion, and the ambitions of mountainboarding as a sport are underpinned by some unhealthy and unhelpful assumptions.
To be successful, mountainboarding doesn’t have to be like snowboarding. It doesn’t have to have superstar athletes who are paid to compete in huge international competitions with TV coverage. I think the future of mountainboarding relies on it stop trying to be what it’s not and define it’s own vision of what successful means.