God damn, got so into that last post that i forgot to mention the actual topic.
I think itd be dope. NS skiing is now entering its second decade of existence, and while in the past there simply werent alot of older dudes that were really into it, thats gonna change now that the first wave of guys are getting older. look at skating. thats a sport thats way more punishing, and there are tons of guys in their 40s and 50s that ride super hard, and get mad respect.
as for these dudes blowing up, I dunno. for most of those guys, its about skiing, not becoming a pro. (I mean, at 30 or 40, a pro park skiing career seems pretty ridiculous, especially with kids or a body thats been beaten to shit for a few decades) But I think theres always room for people to share what they do, and your right, the older dudes like tanner, candide, seth, Pollard, JP, fujas all have a style that is just so timeless and unmatched. I always love watchin those guys ride, because even tho new kids can do bigger tricks and are better in the park, they are still the better skiers, and it shows in the way they ride, and the way they can ride ANYTHING, not just park or urban.
So yeah, I think with the edit revolution, theres way more room for older guys who arn't huge to get their name out there, but I dont know if your gonna see someone in their late 20s or 30s turn into the next TWall, just cause theres alot of conflicting priorities, from both the riders point of view, and the companies who would rep them. your late teens/early 20s is when your at your peak, and you have very little to worry about besides skiing all the time, so it really is the prime age for a sport like this. That being said, I would love to be proven wrong. Mike Douglas still rips super hard, and hes in his 40s, so its definitely possible, but I have a hard time imagining that talent wouldnt have already been discovered, ya know?
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