unfortuneatly without those racers and gapers there wouldn't be a ski industry... i do agree that some of the companies are run by old men who may just be stubborn or have their own reasons not to acknowledge where the sport is going, but at the same time the industry is slowly moving in the right direction... bottom line is that racing and new people coming to the sport make money for the industry, and newschool is slowly catching up
'You know the world has gone crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black, the Swiss hold the America's cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, and Germany doesn't want to go to war
and the two people that run this great USA are BUSH and DICK.'
Don't be such an elitest. Without the "rich old men" skiing wouldn't survive.
Salvaging aliens will determine from what we leave behind that the reason humanity faltered was because "the fellas kept aiming at their ladyfriends' eyes or coccygeal butterfly tattoos."
god stfu already. if i had a dime for every time one of you cockfucks mentioned any of these words : gaper, progression, industry i would have enough dough to buy this site. listen to me, all you people do is bitch about how skiing needs to change.
here's a suggestion- take these phrases out of your arguments:
"pushing the envelope"
"pushing it to the next level"
"pushing for progession"
"progessing to push for progression"
"i love man meat"
while i'm on a fucking rampage there's antoher thing. none of you actually know what the "industry" is. you just toss it around without ever actually talking about it. so if you really want to do something why don't you write a "dear industry" letter. maybe then someone will listen.
christ now im so fucking pissed. im gonna go outside and smoke a blunt. all you should do the same.
^agreed. I simply can't comprehend why people seem to think that skiers should
constantly worry about progressing the sport in the right direction.
I've never thought, "hmmm...will the repercussions of me throwing this
spin hurt the ski industry?" Has anybody ever thought this? Really?
I also agree. And on that note, I like throwing big spins, they're fun and challenging, so for all those people out there that beleive the biggest spin in the sport should be a 7 (probably cuz they can barely 5 or don't have the balls to go bigger) you should all join forces and play a gaint game of soggy cracker, while the rest of us who don't sit online all day bitchin about how other people ride can go out and ski.
Merse you sexy potatoe you better be doing some thing fucking crazy up there, see yea soon br-ah
i'd like to see freestyle skiing stay in the background and in racing and snowboarding's shadows. the racing industry is large enough to keep skiing alive and provide money to put into r&d, so we'll have top-knotch gear, but the sport won't explode into the too-cool-for-school fad snowboarding's turning out to be. we want this sport to grow steadily, not explode and then burn out. the ski industry being chock-full of racers and weekend warriors means there's plenty of money in the industry, so hopefully freestyle skiing can grow at a steady pace and become a well-established style of skiing. we're in it for the long run, mang.
the kid who made this thead, you are a gaper. skiing is just like any other sport. specially something like biking. do you own a bike? ok. do you huck it off 50 fters? ok gaper. shut the fuck up.
of course theres gonna be people out there enjoying the mtn, even if they arnt good. they are the ones who keep the sport alive. i work in a shop, and believe me, the money we make from rich old men trying to make that ski magazine turn is what keeps us in business. (that and lil kids buying 800 dollar shaun white snowboard setups). either way, theres always gonna be the masses, and theres always gonna be the elite at the top, wether it be racing or freestyle. the way you sell shit, is you tell jimmy joe cant turn that with this ski, youll be that guy on the poster in the shop ripping u a race course or throwing off a 70fter. its just the way the industry works, and deal with it. theres no need to bash the industry. every company out right now has awesome twins. fischer, elan, and even blizzard, some of the most fringe companies have solid shit out. our segment of the sport is rapidly becoming very mainstream. in fact, the sale of skis the past season passed up snowboards for the first time in like 10 yrs or so. so bitch, shut up.
"After a thousand years of praying and fasting and endless incarnations, Buddha finally gets to be...a dildo." -Tanakaskier
who gives a fuck... i was a racer .. i dont call my slef a "newschooler" i call my slef a skier. and thats the only label i give myslef.. yeah.. and if it wernt for snowboarding,, wed all be on mogulas or id be in a fartbag suit
welllll... poor people do ski... im not fucking starving ok but im poor... and get this... rode the lift with some old ass ski patrol dude and lady the other day... and they r like... i dont understand twin tips, can u tell me why its turned up in the back? im like, uh.. the same reason they're turned up in the front, what other reason would there be... and theyre like pssh i just dont get it... why dont u kids just ride a snowboard if u want to go backwards... SWEAR TO GOD... i just laughed and turned up my mp3... it was one of the most ignorant conversations ive ever had...
"I wake up in the morning, make a bowl of instant oatmeal then I don't do shit for an hour... Makes me wonder why I need the instant oatmeal... I could get the regular oatmeal and feel productive... Whadda ya gonna do? Make oatmeal... chyea"