my thoughts on people emulating gang culture in skiing:
-people like "gangsta" music, and emulate pros like HH T-Hall and other pros who endorse the trend
-jibbing, compared to racing or big mountain can be done on the streets where it is an illegal activity. it also attracts a younger group of people than other forms of skiing, and younger people often have less money to spend.
-skiing is often thought of as a preppy, rich kid sport, and like snowboarding was so "rebellious" when it was "underground" with its XTreme tunes and its specific culture, people who jib on skis seem to want the same rebellious quality the snowboarding used to have.
-drinking and weed: lots of people who jib are in the age group where lots of drinking and smoking are popular things to do.
the "gangsta"-ness that comes with skiing separates it from what people usually assiociate with ski culture.
yeah, even though it can look really dumb, Jibbing is somewhat more "gangsta" than most forms of skiing, but as jibbing gets more mainstream, i wouldn't be surprised if the gang stuff wears off. plus, its a fad that people are starting to call out and flip their shit if someone who isn't great at rails is wearing a tall tee. its hard to say "jibbing is not gangsta in any way" considering a lot of the parallels in the culture, but the kid in that video^^ yeah, thats just funny.