The Definitive Guide to Bro-Brah Syndrome and Signs You Might Have It
A Public Service Announcement From Doglotion
A terrifying disease has been running rampant through ski resorts all over North America the last couple years. It might have already gotten hold of those you love dearly. Hell, even you might be in its grasp! We’re talking about Bro-Brah Syndrome, otherwise known as total B.S. (with an invisible extra B for good measure). We at Doglotion are genuinely concerned about it affecting gapers worldwide so we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of common symptoms associated with Bro-Brah Syndrome and what to do if these resonate with anyone you know.
Please, if you know of someone with these symptoms, help them receive the assistance they need. You might just save their life, or at least make ours better.
DIN 14 Or Bust
Skiing a binding with a DIN any lower than 14 is heresy to you. You constantly ask what DIN your buddies ski on so you can mention you crank yours to 16, because who cares about blown out knees? Tech bindings? Only the Beast 16 will do for you. Touring boots? Nah bro, only plug boots can do the trick. You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
Death By Tagging
So you just grabbed a sick frame from your latest GoPro edit. You throw it on Instagram and make sure to tag all the brands you’re repping in the shot, but you’re not even sponsored. You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
Do you spend more time on ski forums discussing the finer points of ramp angle on a new Dynafit hybrid binding system that you heard Hoji is shredding on, than actually skiing? You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
Biners For Days
Do you have a whole whack of carabiners clipped on the outside of your backpack for no real reason other than to sound like a wind chime and show how hardcore you are? You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
Better Safe Than Sorry
It hasn’t snowed in 2 weeks. You’re ripping the resort with a few buds and have brought along the most essential piece of safety equipment for the day, your trusty avy airbag. You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
On that note, you spend more time fiddling with your airbag than learning actual backcountry safety techniques. You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
Bring Your Game Face
Any day that you can attach your ice axe to your backpack on the off chance you decide you might hit the slackcountry is a day well spent. You might have Bro-Brah syndrome.
If this in any way looks like you, you might have Bro-Brah syndrome:
If this sounds like you, or someone you know and love, please do the right thing. Find help. Seek medical assistance immediately. The first step to getting better is accepting you have a problem. If it’s affecting a friend or acquaintance, your best bet is to call them out on it, publicly, as boldly and loudly as possible. This has been a public service announcement from Doglotion.