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Hey there, buddy: Where do I even begin? “Professional Snowboarder” (unless you’re Travis Rice) usually equates to some free gear and a very limited travel budget. My good friends who are doing the Bus Life Adventure are working very hard with very little money to achieve personal, lifelong goals. Their bus does not smell. They are absolutely CRUSHING life. For you to pass judgment on them from the safety of your computer is the most chicken-shit, childish, and pathetic thing I have seen in a long time. What have you done in your pathetic life besides slander people on your… Read more »

Avran LeFeber
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Taking bad spelling, grammar, and the whole self aggrandizing out of this it boils down to one thing. Mike Hardaker is a poser. Now sure some might see this as me slinging mud back on a topic that was written to rustle peoples jimmies, that’s fine you can interpret this how you want. I know how to stir the shit pot really well and have been doing it far longer than this guy. I also know how to make an actual point and get it across. I will do that with this response and whomever reads it can agree or… Read more »

Lynn
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Lynn

hi Mike, I agree with you. I have seen this sport evolve over the last 20 years, being very close to it, without mentioning my son who will get mad. Yes, they receive tons of comp money, loot and get free everything. I see it this way too. I am obviously a parent; not a boarder. And a poor parent at that…raised three kids with no child support. I cannot afford to buy my kids all this stuff that the rich Tahoe kids have. I have seen many boarders and 2 plankers walk away with fistfuls of cash, yet they… Read more »

Kook
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Kook

This article is probaly your most view article all season and it’s also your worst article. With over 20 grammatical errors, how can anyone even take you seriously. And for you to think snowboarders actually make money!! Haha. I wonder how REI feels about this article as a sponsor of your site? Your bashing people’s dreams yet you seems to act like you live the same dream as the people your bashing.

Denise
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Denise

I know Lucas magoon since he was 16.. lucus .. all the money he earn went to other people that he helped. He shared his wealth that’s why he needs the help.. he also paid more in Taxes to the federal government then most people make In 10 years . So the next time your driving down the road, freeway or any goverment infurstruckture . Know Lucas taxes helped . While everyone else is getting tax return money, Lucas isn’t .. he is kind! and he has every dime and then some in blessing coming back. thanks be to God… Read more »

nokinsmoke
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nokinsmoke

OPM..Other peoples money. Its what our country was built on and still is. I know plenty of dirtbags that begged for gas, food, drugs and what have you on dead tour. Some refused to cash in on their trust fund others really were broke. All except for a number of burnt out heads could get jobs if they really needed em. Most did have jobs or a means of support but found the romanticized life of nickel n dime’n it to the next show unshowered and sullied far cooler then selling micro brews n ganga brownies. To each his own..… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Mike, I was also a contributor to brock/bus life adventure. I personally have zero issue with anyone asking for help in a public forum like kickstarter. Totally my option if I want to help. I was happy to help bus life because.. – they were offering extremely fair value in products/services in return for a contribution. – there are people like me that simply do not have the ability (or guts) to do something like what Brock/crew are doing. I do however now have the financial means to help others follow dreams that I would love to do myself. I… Read more »

Tonya magoon
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Tonya magoon

Thanks to everyone for the positive support ! i was very upset when I saw this article this am, it’s a extremly poor way to get attention for your personal site , bashing other people’s lives and dreams . He has no idea what any of our lives consist of. He doesn’t know I work 14+ hour days everyday , he doesn’t know every kid That donated on the fund me were recieving product of some sort that they were HYpED on, he dOesnt know that the 8.5k is not used for traveling over the years (which is crazy were… Read more »

Mandy Cartwright
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Mandy Cartwright

Mike, you’re a great guy & I love ya. You are doing the same thing as these snowboarders are…using your rights to live the life you love, in the manner in which you chose. I personally got a few laughs, especially the “elephant in the room” part. As a whole, if you get paid to do what you love, you are ULTIMATELY BLESSED, period. So everyone put your egos aside & learn to laugh @ the irony of life. And most importantly, keep on rockin in tha free world. Life’s way too short to hold hate in your heart man.

gwon
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gwon

you a babyback bitchmade

Katie
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Katie

Oh, and were not paying attention to what you have to say due to anything reputable or good you have ever done. Were paying attention to stand up for our friends in the industry…who have called you out on your idiocy. Whatever helps you sleep at night though.

Katie
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Katie

Next time why don’t you interview your sources like a credible writer/blogger/journalist would do? You can’t just use peoples lives as a ploy to get people to view your blog. This is someones dream that you’re publicly shaming. You don’t even know them. Why couldn’t you write a positive article? Or are you just going to continue talking shit about things you have no idea about? If you were a legitimate writer you would never take down or change what you wrote because people don’t approve. That shows you knew you were wrong the entire time. Talk some more shit… Read more »

Katie
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Katie

You should stop patting yourself on the back because “people are actually paying attention now”. It’s actually because you’ve written a slenderizing piece about good people who have many friends and fans. Interesting to see how stoked you are to get attention from you poorly written piece.

Ap5
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Ap5

Damn homie you need some friends

Ap5
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Ap5

Dear mike you could do something good with your life besides tryin to put people down. So hop on your skis and eat a tree

sam spedelli
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sam spedelli

most of the pro snowboarders i know get paid dick for the shit their doing. Wrecking themselves, daily to travel and live their dreams. Why don’t you try to film a part, break your legs and arms and back and feet and go into a coma for a month. Then be happy with the 1000 dollars a month you get paid to be a “pro” snowboarder. ingance

Micah
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Micah

This is their dream not yours. To put down on things you don’t believe in is kinda like knife to the heart for these people. These people are trying to live their dream and trying to get some coin to do so. Who cares where it comes from! I mean if Betty Crocker wanted to donate money so be it! If you don’t want to be a part of it then don’t. Plan and simple! Now the last campaign should not even be in the same catagory as these others. I mean someone gets broke off and yes most people… Read more »

Todd Heath
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You’re right Mike. You’re site does have plenty of original content. I am now the subject of ridicule for sending something off in haste.

I believe we both have something to learn from this. Thanks for the shout back. -Todd

Todd Heath
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Mike- I can’t speak for the other 2 gentleman you mentioned but I do know Brock Butterfield, and I was more than willing to support his Bus Life Adventure idea when asked to become a sponsor. I also know that he has a “real job” other than snowboarding and works his tail off to make his dreams a reality. When Brock asked for money, I knew it would be well spent and was happy to provide what little cash I had because I know his crew is determined. You see, Brock is filming a documentary for next fall and plans… Read more »