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^You have to take into account the snowfall of the respective seasons.
Look, i have a pc pass too, in no way am i denying that a perfectly mantained park is ideal. I worked on a park crew in highschool (school credit for park laps, booya), for a place that has a pretty legit park and a legit halfpipe. I know what goes into a real park. But i view PC's park and Brighton's park as having different purposes. I view PC's park as a real "big-boys" park, and some of the features have serious consequences if you fuck up. So it think it's lame when they don't keep their shit in order.
Brighton is a different story though, it's just not that serious. None of the jumps are that big, none of the rails are that burly and you're never really ever going that fast. It's just a fun little playground. It's nice when the keep their stuff in order, especially if im having a lazy day, but i'm not gonna sweat it if shit gets a little haggard.
This is where i use the bad conditions to make me better, because it's not seriously dangerous (all skiing is kinda dangerous). It helps to get kicked wierd off a lip, and have to make impromptu adjustments in the air. Same with getting on rail. By getting fucked with it you more become versatile in the long run. I wasn't the best at rails until i got exposed brighton's sketchy no lip, jump on rails, and now i'd say i can hold my own alright.
But i still find in hard to believe ski park just to ski park and it in no way relates to other types of skiing. That's why you came out west right? to shred the real mountains and get some of the tasty pow, the same reason i stayed in the west for college. You came for the midwest with some nasty park skills and those are what are allowing you be a ripper out here. Skiing is skiing, any form makes you better at the others. As far as tricks go, theres a natural progression from learning shit on a park jump, then to a built kicker, then to just doing it off whatever. Each one adds a little more unpredictability to the equation, and so i think its beneficial, for practice at least, to have to compensate for a little gnar on park jump so im better equiped elsewhere on the mountain when i wanna throw down.
I'm not trying to argue with any you. I know you guys got kind of a raw deal from the spraypaint thing and thats unfortunate, but its over with. I'm not even saying you should like brighton, it's not the greatest place ever. I'm just letting you know why i think it's a fun place to ride. You guys all seem like chill dudes we should shred at pc sometime.
bitches bitches i almost went to brighton and than i decided im not a douche.
jake burton and all those guys do not go out and design a park. they sponsor it