Hi everybody, i'm been on NS since 2001, not with that account, but what ever.
This come from me and my mentality about what skiing is today.
First of all, skiing is no more what skiing was. Remember Royalty, Propaganda, Happy Dayz ( the year of the revolution), Ski Movie 2-3(before Winter started bitching everyone)? Remember when you saw the Session 1242 teaser and was like ... OH shit, im gonna get this movie for sure.. The love of skiing was there, where's this love at? I remember me watching all Eric Iberg's movies in one day ( R.I.P. E-Media), and was like; man the love of skiing is here, you can watch all part of his movies and you know the love of it is there. Remember when shooting a movie, was at the start a family thing? When partying at Mammoth 3 days in a row and being the first on the snow the next day and everybody was still skiing? Rembember at Snow Summit 20 cinematographers shooting ''the family'' in the halfpipe. And for all the n00b, newbz, newbie here, the family mean ; Tanner, CR, The 3 phils, the armada crew, the canadian air force crew, the mammoth punks, Mickael, Iannick, Sarah... EVERYONE! After came, the famous ''business way'' of skiing, the creation of Armada, 4FRNT, Liberty, Ninthward, etc. Oh i forgot... all the productions too.. When your sponsors wasnt in a movie you got no shot or what ever. Skiers started to bitch other one, i'm not gonna talk about it. It would be too long. The famous ''business way'' of skiing destroyed this kind of family... And i'm not talking only about pros, im talking about skiing in general. Im talking about the way people is on the moutain, when you say hello to someone and he tell you; fuck you, why i should talk to you, you dont have the new line of salomon 09. I mean where the fucking love of skiing is!?
Second, please stop talking about afterbang and the way you like a skier, Tanner, Wallisch, B-Dog, Henrik, Jon, PK, TJ, JP, etc, what ever, they are normal person like everyone. We fucking dont care on what they are eating each morning, and why you would have judge one an other way in a competition. All the pros are here for one thing,( I think) and it's for the love of skiing.
To finish, for all the new here who talk shit on everyone, please get back to your homework. Or try to get some old Freeze magazine and try to understand the history of skiing. Or ask Cedric, who's a pionner here.
This was my opinion on what skiing is nowadayz and what NS users are.
I would like to thanks everyone that know what i'm talking about.
THANKS TO ALL THESE GUYS, I FORGOT A LOT