within the past couple years he has recieved sum high end sponsers and it seems that every interview ive seen with him lately hes had an energy drink in one hand and a pair of armadas for the next year in the other while constantly referring to his sponsers and not even answering the questions... it seems like hes forgetting the skiing asoect and is more focused on making money (not necessarily a bad thing), but is this the start of pro skiers turning into the asshole pros of sum other sports?
***freeskiing = fuel for the soul***
unlike your other sponsors (where you actually have their equitment) energy drinks only have stickers on their athletes, if the podium... drink and show off your energy drink sponsor, whats wrong with that, they pay you, why not actually deserve that money by advertising.
some of you kids just dont make sense. who cares how mainstream your sponsors are, if they are willing to invest in you, return the favor and support em when you see opertunity to.
First off the energy drink sponsor was just a bad arguement to direct towards Tanner when peter oleneick gets payed more than many skiers make total just to have a GAY monster sticker on his truck. Not to mention the fact many energy drink sponsors pay double what ski companies give some skiers, thats FUCKED. Now Tanner started Armada so no wonder he is backing it to the fullest, it is his major financial investment that he is counting on. If you think tanner is trying to make money you are right, he would be stupid not too. However to say he is selling out is retarded. If you think he is selling out then you should shift your focus towards the people who arent progressing (other than amplitude) hahaha
when someone stops skiing for enjoyment and pleasure, and "makes moves" towards only skiing when it makes them money they have sold out
1. When an artist conforms to the way record labels, managers, etc see them to make money through commercial success and generally not the original fan base.
same thing for skiing, when someone does a interview and says what their sponsors want them to such as "redbull is x-treme" or whatever, they are no longer themselves and are people that have sold themselves to sponsors
so indeed, you need to make money and moves, but you can sellout
let me reiterate something, I said "when someone stops skiing for enjoyment and pleasure", I am speaking hypothetically and am not slamming Tanner, but when you stop skiing for fun and do it solely for the money, I believe you have sold out
and I'm also not saying supporting sponsors affects your skiing, because that is the way most pro's are able to keep skiing at that level, but when they replace their own selves with what corporate wants, they have sold out
there is not much of this now but it definitely happens in other sports
yeah no kidding eh, none of these pros would be where they are if they didn't love the sport of skiing, they just wouldn't get that good if they didn't enjoy skiing, he is still skiing because he likes it I am sure, who cares if he makes some pocket change along the way?
Mark Abma... but that's not what i really wanted to post about anyway.
it seems like it's the same type of whiny people who complain about pros "selling out" but then are super interested in how to get sponsored. stop bitching about "sell outs", stop asking how to get sponsored, start skiing because it's fun, and realize pro skiers are basically part of the marketing department and it's THEIR JOB to hype their sponsors, so it might happen from time to time.
aren't there more important things to worry about than whether or not Tanner Hall is selling out? perhaps the identity of the blonde in the picture with a photoshopped pregnant Grete?
hha true, by getting sponsored you are promoting a company for benefits. so everyone who is on ns that wants to get sponsored is essentially aiming towards "selling out". that is of course u use the definition of selling out everyone on here uses. pros need money for lifes essentials, they get sponsors. everything requires a tradeoff. u dont just get sponsored by a company and not try to promote it. then there'd obviously be no reason to sponsor people.
Anyway, a gas station we pass. We got gas, and ran off to get grub.It was a nice little pub in the middle on nowhere. Anywhere woulda been better. I ordered enchiladas and I ate 'em, Ali had the fruit punch.
if i was tanner hall, and i was offered a huge money deal by red bull...i would have two options, deny it, and stay "core" or accept it, make a better life for myself while still enjoying skiing, and be considered a "sellout" by some cuntmuscle on NS.
i dont really think i have to finish this thought. thread over.
sometimes there are words after someone's post that look like they are in fact part of the post. In this case, however, you wasted five seconds of your life reading my signature. good day
he was so sick and had his own thing going, video parts gagnster style
and got no recognition. the ski industry killed my favourite tanner, why!?
hes still sick but not the same, and its not his fault.
go squirt cum on your chest as you beat off with your lonely ass self for the eightyieth gazillenth time.
climb on top of your house and jump butt cheeks spread on to your retarded dad's dick. after you cum from being fucked by your dad again take a sawed off shotgun, stick in your mouth, and pull the trigger.
be honest with yourself and realize your small penis and downsyndrome genes are permanent fixtures in your life.