EastCoast11 - Freeskier and Powder both displayed an unwillingness to
support Boreal, despite more than ten calls and three press release to
general contacts and editors. NS.com writer had to cancel at the last
In other news:
Skiers are not 'bridging the gap.' And
your deceivingly implying you're doing anything to help 'bridge that
gap. Furthermore, your genuine lack of interest and borderline
opposition to skiing's success is apparent by the simple idea in your
head there is a 'gap' to be bridged. Skiing is not snowboarding and no
one in this sport wants it to be. There is not gap to close. Skiing has its own identity. It would
seem you should have an idea of that for as much time as you spend on a SKIING
website. Your unseen personal ideas for skiing's well-being are not conducive
to its successful growth and are not welcome here.
mere presence on this site, which I am truly dedicated to and have
helped grow since shortly after its INCEPTION, disgusts me. You reap
the benefits of feedback from the members of this forum to attract more money for your organization from this 'demographic.'
This is not a demographic, it's a community with a purpose. This is a
place to make skiing better and progress it, not detract and suck from
it. Your presence here is unwelcome by just ME - for now.
I didn't see
you bridging the gap when I asked you about skiing in the JPI four
months ago and you responded by saying none of the ski companies would
give up the loot. That conversation took place nearly two months shy of
JPI3. You called reps, but none of the reps I know ever had a
conversation of the sort with you. And when I asked how many ski
companies you directly contacted, your answer was, "none." That doesn't
sound like someone committed to bettering the sport. Snowboard Magazine
and Fuel TV were already locked in as sponsors, along w/ other
snowboard sponsors like Burton, Rome and 32. They don't sign on w/out a lot of concentrated effort. Those are some of the biggest names in snowboarding. Great efforts were also
simultaneously made to secure better publicity for a 'snowboard-only'
outerwear company for the park staff. Having a ski/snowboard outerwear
sponsor would show your commitment to skiing in the only area your
organization can - park riders.
You made absolutely no effort to meet and acknowledge the talents and sacrifices of two of skiing's finest (Pep Fujas and Eric Iberg), even though your organization even supplemented travel for one of them. I had them both on camera, along w/ snowboarders as well. You knowingly signed a contract with Fuel TV to cover the entire event as the main video sponsor. Even at my bequest, you laughed at their stance of openly 'not supporting skiing.' Further at my bequest, you didn't even suggest the production staff recommend including skiing. I also watched you make a deal to get a skier in your competition for four pair of skis. You agreed to do it and then I called you on it cause you made the rider cap. Just minutes before that conversation you were saying how you didn't want him in there. I faced BOTH those people and came clean about what I said - one you were there for. That guy who offered the skis didn't make it into the comp and you let four more snowboarders compete the night of the competition. Fact is, you knew, or should know, the more skiers who compete, the more chance for skiiing to get exposure. You favored snowboarding again. You stepped in to ensure there was snowboard-endemic media coverage, never even asking what endemic ski outlets were covering . You can say the ski-endemic media media wouldn't cover, but you never even made an effort.
Bottom line is, small companies w/ everything to lose like Liberty are moving skiing forward. Deceivingly convincing them to drop $3,000 in your event that you can't even guarantee more than press releases to San Francisco Parenting Magazine, Pride Magazine and online bloggers is just downright wrong. Worse off, you know it. Labeling JPI3 as the Liberty Skis JPI3 would make it worth it. And you know Liberty deserves it. Worse than that, it was suggested to you and you used as a means solve an inter-personal issue in your office at Liberty's expense. Real nice work man. Way to look out for skiing.
Well Ride Time, I think it's about time you leave. This is not a place for your "viral marketing." You have no idea what this COMMUNITY is about. You also have no right hiding behind your alias to fake who you are. It's clear you've been looking for acceptance for most of your life. Find it somewhere else. There is no WE here - just you trying to be someone you're not.