So those of you who know me may know that I have this love hate thing with Andy Warhol. It is really hard to explain but in a nutshell I sort of feel that this man and his actions single handedly pushed the concept of photography as a serious art form into our present/future while simultaneously knocking photography as a serious art form into the Stone Age.
â€œMy idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.â€
– Andy Warhol
I view Warhol as a brilliant artist; I love the concept of breaking the boundaries of conventional art, and finding art wherever you go, in the most insignificant routine things. I just donâ€™t like Warholâ€™s art. To put it succinctly I enjoy his method but not his madness.
â€œAn artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them. â€œ
– Andy Warhol
So why are you talking about Andy Warhol exactly?? Well I felt that it was a good segue into MY NEW SNOWBOARD!!!! Yes via Craigâ€™s List I was able to snag a Burtonâ€™s 2008 Andy Warhol Snowboard!!!!
Super sweet board that I was able to get back of a truck prices on. (I went to his house and he had all the original boxes so I am reasonably confident that it didn’t actually come from the back of a truck) To buy the snowboard itself from Pacific or Comor would be about $700 new. It came with the Burton C60 bindings which are again according to Pacific or Comor about $550 new.
So all said this is a $1250 to $1350 setup after taxes. I was able to get this all for $700 big ones!!! SWEET!!! And sweet it is. Yesterday I bought some boots (the Vans Fargo) and Coaxial and I headed up to Cypress for a few runs. So I donâ€™t know a lot about snowboarding being that this is a new hobby that I have just picked up! But man this board was really responsive! Almost too responsive, It was super easy to carve with and also super easy to fall on oneâ€™s head with! After a few epic falls (thank goodness I also got a helmet)
I was rocking down the hills! Like it was my second day snowboarding in ten years. (cause it was) This is so going to be my winter passion I can already tell! When I get better I will start carrying a camera so you all can see it. But for now all you get is my bad spelling and poor grammar to describe it to you!