Kim-Rune Hansen resorts to desperate measures. Photo: Sami Touriniemi
So the folks at SHERPR got in touch about their specialist courier service, one that aims to take the hassle out of getting your snowboard gear to the mountains.
Our initial thoughts were “hassle? What hassle?” After all, packing a snowboard bag for a shred trip is one of life’s joys; the air crackling with anticipation with every pair of socks haphazardly stuffed into a binding. Snowboard bags are the tits, surely?
“Even just a short spell on a public transport system will leave you wishing that you’d never been born”
However, just as a new mother subconsciously stows away the trauma of childbirth in order to have half a chance of even considering doing it again, we weren’t seeing the whole picture.
And then we remembered: actually getting your gear from your house is the Very Worst Thing about snowboarding – here’s why:
If your journey to the mountains involves even just a short spell on a public transport system, then you may find yourself wishing that you’d never been born.
What can already be a right pisser at the best of times soon becomes something much, much worse. The obstacles are legion, and include automatic ticket gates, tutting bus drivers, cramped luggage racks, slow walkers, seat hoggers, and anything designed to get you from one level to another. Especially stairs. Seriously, fuck stairs.