i disagree about wut u said about if u havnt raced then u suck on the mtn besides in the park, ive neva raced n im pretty good prolly betta then a lot of racers, the only thing is i dont ski ice and thats wut they are the best at
I dont have a problem with racers on the race course but when I'm one of the 15 or so freeskiers in park and you show up in park with a speed suit those gay fucking slated helmets and curved poles trying to show me up..fuck that and i agree MOST racers have NO style... Im embarassed for them.
Racers might make more money but in a couple years everyones going to realize that freeskiings the new wave and racings going to take a backseat plus .. we dont need to wear a speed suit and look like fags to make $... "FREEZY"
Racers are good skiiers they rip the whole mountain generally, park rats usually have their section down near the bottom thats not too steep to play on.
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your steeze is like the antithesis of the gangsta-tanner-gorillasteeze junk... the type of skiing that says "Fuck groomed parks and rails, rip big mountain lines and throw backflips off everything-J.D. May
some racers are cool, but there are some racer kids that think they are owning my homemt. last time i skiied, i skiied down to the lift, and then i came a racer, who turned fakie infront of me and laughed. what a dick-
freezy's on to something with his money comment. it seems like thats where all the clout is with managment. Even though mgt may want to help push their park and events that coincide with it, the $$$ involved with spandex pole jockeys is hard to ignore, and very ingrained into the ski culture as a whole.
what needs to happen to bridge this gap of cultures a little better is an increase in local skier cross events. Where both styles can be seen, utilized and embraced all while calling it skiing.
The problem here lies with a precieved lack of interest amoungst park designers / risk managers / and marketing. While I like the idea, not one person approached me on the idea this season, so its hard to justify the 50,000 it would take to do it properly and just come up with something else to do.