Jimmy Labatt The fucking things had no edge at all; it was like going down the hill on a Krazy Karpet with bindings attached. Oh and they sold them at Toys R Us (in case you needed more convincing).
infinite zest I was always a skier but I got one of these, but I think it was a knock-off of the Black Snow brand. They were fun for the few snow days in town because I lived on a hill but that's about it. I can't remember if this was before or after skiboarding became a thing. It was basically all the fun of standing up on a plastic sled. If the guy in this commercial is actually using one of these to do those tricks, I'm impressed. I couldn't do shit.
infinite zest Also major props for ripping off Predator and ET in 29 seconds or less.
infinite zest Also, I didn't grow up where "black snow" was really an issue because snow days happened once every 10 years, but when I was in snowy climates, "black snow" always referred to the shitty snow that's on the side of the road caused by cars and other man-made things. It's like if Mountain Dew released a Slurpee flavor at 7-11 and called it "yellow snow." Zappa taught me all about that.