I'm sure its already been mentioned somewhere but I was truly surprised to see Simon didn't show at the MSP shoot because he was focusing on backcountry shoots.. I really didn't expect that but it does seem to be the trend these days.
Simon's always mentioned he's wanted to shoot in the BC... I remember him saying that he wanted to win back gold in the X-games pipe and then he'd go shoot in the BC 'cause the 'landings hurt less' or something
Tanner's still the setter, Simon's still the follower.
Is Simon shooting in the BC as part of his documentary or is he shooting with a bigger production company?
Yeah the competition scene is hard on your body. And powder can be a lot more fun than the pressure of landing the perfect trick.
C-Bcut comin at ya
WIfreeskier: "blaze in the car ride there, hit up the ganjala."
gaberaham: "its fucking sweet but all I do is bomb groomers all day long with a big shit eating grin on my face."
its not like this is something new, back in the day simon was apparently a beast a moguls and plain old skiing, so you would expect when he does what he wants in the comp circuit he will switch over to the BC... most of all of the oldish pros now had a background other than straight park (tanner-moguls, jon-race, vanular-moguls ect.) many people coming up now are amazing at tricks and park but when you throw them on real mountains they piss their pants... but not necessarily a bad thing cuz skiing is all about fun and most all pros will eventually progress in their career to be sick all around
And I almost went crazy, but then I looked at my bracelet, What would Jesus Do...
So I lit him on fire and sent him to Hell. - Daniel Tosh
Yeah no doubt there is a huge difference between going to the BC and building booters, and going to the BC to do gnarly lines. Guessing from Simon's past, I would have to say he went to the BC to build
he may or may not be a follower but he's not really a leader either. he's just good. he's not really leading the way to new things though. i mean i guess you may classify going huge in the pipe (half and quarter) leading somewhere but i don't think that really counts. i mean it's not even as foward thinking( ???) as candide leading the way to sending it huge off rediculous tables.