i bet for a lot of us it started this way, for me to a point where my coaches made me hike the courses if they saw me in the park.
this thread is as long pointless until someone comes up with a new story. i mean, who wasnt brought to the hill for the first time by their parents when they were between 2-7?
who wasnt into racing, and "slightly started to get more attracted by those jumps" or "skipped training just not to have to race through those gates"
i mean, its the same old story, then its pointless.
but if someone has seen a guy in complete snowwear at 100 degrees with boots and skis on a fucking beach when he was 18, and asked himself, "hey man, dont you think this would be cool on snow", threw away his skateboard, bought a freakin skiing setup and moved to new zealand, since this was the only spot with serious snow in mid of july, then i will be impressed, and wont post a pic of a bull slidin towards the camera with "about to fail" over it, honestly