So I have seen people in the past make threads about their 1000th post, so I thought I would do the same for mine, and write a little extra in commemoration of this special time.
So, I joined newschoolers last year on November 12th, that is a little over a year of being a member of this great site, however I had been browsing since around September of 2005. I didn't become a member because I hadnt really gotten too much into the newschool skiing scene, in fact I didn't even ski at the time, I was still a snowboarder. The thing that made me decide to start skiing again was actually the x-games, more specifically, Corey Vanular's sw 10 in the Winter X Games 10 big air. From there I decided that I was going to ski again, however I still hadnt joined newschoolers. It took me almost a full two years to get serious about beginning to ski again, and in the November of 07, I decided that winter 07 was going to be the year that I got back into skiing, along with joining newschoolers.
From there, I went to newschoolers for information about skis, boots, poles, and bindings, to see what would be the best setup for me. From there I found myself getting a pair of Scott P3's, Dalbello Krypton Rampages, and Rossignol Scratch 140 ti's (went for the 140 ti's because I have a friend who goes through bindings like they're nothing, and if I found them too heavy, I could sell them to him for almost what I paid while still hooking up a friend) and then had some issues with actually getting my shit (ordered it from a friend in a somewhat high place in the ski industry in Canada, or at least I'd like to think that /claim) and then with getting it mounted. So after that was all said and done, I ended up starting to ski again in February, where I took some lessons from my sister's friend's mom who is a ski instructor, to get back into skiing (it had been about 12 years since I had skied last). After that my only concern was being up the mountain in my really nice outerwear and helmet and what not, and looking like a complete poser. I ended up getting over the fear of looking like a poser pretty quick, and finally started skiing! I didn't really end up learning that much in the park, I mostly concerned myself with getting down the fundamentals again.
Fast forward to right now, people have almost completely forgotten that I snowboard (even though I still do, and still kill it hard /claim), I spend most of my time on newschoolers, have stopped saying "I'm going boarding (not that I ever did, it sounds terribly gay) I just say I am going up the mountain, or going riding, I have been to more of this years ski movie premiers than I have watched snowboard movies from this year, and I do not even currently own a snowboard (again, I will be getting one, I am never going to stop snowboarding, just do it a little bit less). My marks are at least 10% lower than they should be, I spend way way too much time on this website (from an outsider's perspective, there is no such thing as too much NS), and I have met people who go to the same university as me because of this website, Lord. and Bamski, along with other people who I have skiied with, or encountered in person, JOEROGAN1, and I think I have met FRODO as well, but I am not sure.
With all that said, I will conclude my thousandth post rant. Through newschoolers I have learned things I could never hope (and sometimes want) to know, made new friends, learned almost everything I know about skiing, among many other skills that I have found somewhat useful in life. This is a great website, I do not regret (most) of the time I have spent on here, and I hope this website is around for a very long time.
Thank you everyone for making this website such a great place.