Racers-Cocky--Yes, but the reason for this is good. Most racers that are cocky are good racers. Again the whole thing behind twin tip skis being the most sold is wrong. First, like stated before me by some intelligent person, most racers, good, bad, 8-45, get their skis from reps. Second most skis sold each year are all around skis, alright in pow, bumps, grooms, etc. Even bump skis out sell twins each year. And then who ever said that thing about the kid who couldn't ski,well he was probably fucking around with you. Plus I do it all the time. I think it is funny as hell when I ski all shitty through the entire park and eat shit a few times into fences and shit then bust something huge at the end (my friends get a kick out of it too). But when it comes down to it the best skiers are racers. Plainand simple. What newschoolers do is great and all takes tons of skill but one thing lacks and thats being able to ski. First anyone who says that rails are skiing is a fucking fag. Yes you are on skis and some rails take some hard core balancing but you are not on snow so it's not skiing. Jumps are extremely hard and take tons of time to get comfortable in the air. But again most time is not on snow so it is not skiing. Even jumping off cliffs is not skiing. Now I'm not saying this because I'm a hard core racer or that I'm a hard core newschool skier but anyone who can say that they are able to beat someone in the disceplin that they have trained for it fucking gay. I gareentee almost anyone on this site have the dedication it takes to be a great racer. Hours apon hours are spent every day of the year, in weight rooms, running, biking, hill climbing, and visual imaging of runs that will never happen. I have raced,ski'd newschool and have had some fucking great times at it. And for all of you who don't understand racers that are making fun of you in the lift line get a fucking clue, it's a joke!!!!! It's the same as when freestylers' call racers stick chasers and racers call them doggers. When someone says something the next time call them something, bamboo planters, spandex models, pink juice ( don't really know about the last one just couldn't think of anymore right now). It is all in good fun, and don't tell me they are stepping on your skis on purpose they just aren't paying alot of attention and they run over your tips. And guess what if you confront them politly and ask that they don't do it again they'll probably appoligize (spelt wrong I know) and be really cool the rest of the time. Again anyone who says they can beat a person in a event in which they have dedicated themselves to is a fucking fag!!!! I would like to see you race the 'Birds of Pray' downhill coarse and I don't even care if you don't place (which most likly you won't) but I would just like to see you tuk through the first 7 (I think don't get all up in my face if it's 5 or 8) gates of the coarse. And when you hit 85-115 mph then tell me you have the skills to keep your skis on the ground as you roll over the first nole. This last part is forever made the comment about kicking the asses of the racers at what they do. It takes skill and dedication just like newschool riding. Sorry about this but I can't stand people that bag on each other when they prefer to do something different. I'll leave you with a quote:
To do something different is to be origanal, but to do something you like takes Guts.
I just made that quote up if you like it tell me, please, I think I want to be a writer for those fortues you get in fortune cookies at chinese resteraunts.
Sorry about the rant but I needed to let some steam off.
If you use your 'IMAGINATION' anything is possible squidward.