|Thu Jul 21, 8:00 AM
Hit TV Show "Entourage" Portrays Irresponsible and Unsafe Snowboarding in
Latest Episode Complains Snowboard Website Owner
(PRWEB) July 21, 2005 -- In the latest episode of HBO's Emmy
nominated hit TV show "Entourage, first aired July 17, irresponsible and
unsafe snowboarding is portrayed, complains Lauren Traub Teton, owner and
Entourage Episode 15 -The Sundance Kids, shows the four main characters
standing poised at the top of a snowy Park City, UT slope with their
snowboards. They challenge each other to a race down the hill, with a prize
of $10,000 to the winner. Admittedly two of them are novices and one
announced wistfully "maybe I SHOULD have taken a lesson."
http://www.SnowboardSecrets.com website owner Lauren Traub Teton says
that this scene shows "the boys from Queens" making some of the most
dangerous mistakes that inexperienced snowboarders can make. She says "Some
of these four guys are newbies or out of practice. They went to the top of a
challenging slope, for the first run of the day, maybe first of the season.
And these competitive buddies are racing each other for big bucks that one
has just offered up. And of course none are wearing helmets or protective
gear. It's a recipe for disaster."
"They are endangering themselves, and innocent slope riders who can be
injured or killed by their irresponsible behavior. You won't have a stunt
double like these guys did." Ms. Teton adds "Entourage is still one of my
favorite shows, despite the snowboarding gaff." It has just been renewed for
a third season and was nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Ms. Teton maintains a news headline page on her website called "Snowboard
http://www.snowboardsecrets.com/SBdeaths.htm where reports of
snowboard deaths worldwide since January 2005 can be found. Approximately 35
snowboard fatalities are reported. About one third were caused by riders
hitting trees. One death was an accidental manslaughter where a teenage
snowboarder riding out of control killed a skier. Most of the rest were
caused by avalanches.
http://www.snowboardsecrets.com also has pages where readers can learn
about the "2 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Snowboarders Make," and how to
avoid them. There are buttons for "Mistakes" and "Secrets" right on the
http://www.SnowboardRegistry.com are two of the other snowboard
websites that Lauren Traub Teton has created and maintains for the snowboard
community. SnowboardSecrets.com is her main snowboard website perma-zine and
is rich in information to help snowboarders improve and evolve at