I have been vibed by skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, roadies, mountain bikers, and surfers, despite myself being a skier, snowboarder, skateboarder, roadie, mountain biker, and surfer. If I haven’t been vibed by climbers or paddlers, it’s likely only because I’m not around others climbers or paddlers when I climb or paddle.
The fact is, although most of our brothers and sisters in the church of the outdoors are welcoming, compassionate, and open, every sport has its share of snottily superior a-holes. We’re not talking about douchebags whose DNA makes them annoying 24/7 or enthusiasts who passionately argue whether snow turns to powder at 4, 5, or 6 percent water content, but the haughtily patronizing snobs who look down their noses at other sports and even their fellows in adventure.
Every discipline has them, every discipline. The question is, which one takes the smug cake?
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