European skiers are getting paid more than our pros. Skiing is much more marketable to Eurokids. I.E. Jon is getting paid atleast mid to high 6 figures for all his deals b/c he is one of the most recognizable faces in Sweeden. I heard, once upon a time that Eric Pollard was getting something like $85,000 a year from Helly Hansen alone -- so when you add LINE and anon and dakine to that he does really well -- just not as well as the others in Europe.
I would say that Jon and Candide are the two highest paid in freeskiing. It's not irony that they happen to have their own invatationals
most of those figures seem right u gotta consider the sponsors that they have that aren't s obvious...plus like they said about Jon, im sure alot of them, at least as they start to get older, will tie up money in other business endeavors.
i cant take him[liam downey] seriously cuz his name reminds me of that downy bear from back when i was a kid -d loc
I don't deny there are bad things in the US right now, hell, 51% of the country to be exact. But god damnit, our country being fat is NOT a problem. I do't give a shit how fat people are. hell, fat kids are harder to kidnap, that means our country is safer.
ya I remeber and article about CR and it said his sponsors double all his winnings. so if you win a comp and first place pays say 5,000. You can make 20,000 if your sponsors double it. But not all skiiers get payed just for published stuff, think even some smaller pros like B Devine gets paid or he used to monthly from Spyder, or so Ive heard.
Even though they may make a lot of money chances are there's no union that provides benefits like health insurance and stuff. So, chances are none of them have health insurance so when they get hurt they have to pay a lot of money. I know pro skateboarding has a union called pro that gives them benefits, but I don't know if skiing has anything like that
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Most do not get insurance through their sponsors. It is possible that some of the big names do, but I am not sure. Look at Boyd Easly, he got a pig ACL because he did not have insurance. I don't think the pig ligament worked, and he does not ski anymore. Any of these guys that do not have insurance are idiots, for 100 a month or so you can get a policy which will cover you in case of catastrophes. I tore my ACL and it probably cost 12 or 13 grand to fix, with rehab. I paid for 1500, insurance covered the rest. 100 a month may seem like alot, but it is nothing compared to the price of serious surgery. I advise anyone who does not have health insurance to go on-line and get it NOW. Do not ski without it. Doing so can put you in serious debt.