Hey Scott !
How are things in the midwest this year ? Hope not as brutal as out here in the north east.
Thanks kindly for the heads up on the events this weekend. I believe I heard about the big event coming up... Isn't Iberg and them supposed to be filming ? Anyways, I would love to come up, in fact i was considering a few months back going with my buddy Corey Grinnell, but I have my first and worst exam coming up this monday. Following that I've got about 4 other finals crammed up during the week.
This winter has been ridiculously shitty for me. Between snow conditions, money, school, friends and just about every other thing you can imagine, I've been out actually skiing next to nothing. Its weird.
I'm sure you can appreciate how tuff it is to break into the industry; thus the theme of this whole thread of messages. It's pretty hard to be supported very well. I'm lucky I saddled up with some great companies like Smith who know whats up, have great people to deal with in the company, and product that is inching closer and closer to the best out there. ALot of companies are being gay, and the problem is that it starts with direct communication from athlete to rep. Do you believe that someone from a company will convince you to sign on with them, and then virtually neglect you all winter ? Simple stuff like that is ruining the fun in the sport. Yes skiing will always be fun, but ask yourself this ( cause i know there is alot of people reading this saying 'cmon, quit whining cause you're not being helped out by companies') - How fun is this sport when you pay stupid retarded prices to do it ? Look at any prices these days and its ridiculous. As a college student, I can assure you there is no way I can afford to. Hell, I can't even afford the gas in the car to get up to the hill. Granted, I'm supported product wise and a little bit of extra help from the real companies that care like Smith, but it all boils down skiing is VERY hard to break through in. Its either black or white in this sport, those who are extremely good will be well off in the sport, but those who are just fans through those who are on the verge of breaking through its all the same struggle.