Facts, numbers and nonsense aside, how much influence on this sport, the culture and the future of skiing do you think Newschoolers.com has had? I would say a lot... If not being one of the most important driving forces behind what we have today. Props NS.
Newschoolers has pretty much created a subindustry within the skiing market for which it is a direct link between the customers and the companies that serve it. That, is incredibly cool and very unique.
and as for the ski industry as a whole, dont doubt it, newschool influences have played a big part in setting graphical and ski design trends across the board, and pretty much dominates the younger market.
Not enough! Despite the fact that there isn't too much fragmentation in the skiing community (mostly all the park skiers hang out here) anymore, we still don't have enough of a voice. But we are growing and so is the influence. Still, there are maybe say 50,000 active accounts on NS (Generous) and that's only a fraction of the ski industry.
Not really, it is important to recognize that ns represents a small niche of the entire ski industry. I don't think NS has influenced the ski industry as a whole that much. It definitely has some influence though in this niche. And it seems to be gaining power.
yet he ignored the comments and still made them. your point?
Park skiing allows skiers to enjoy skiing without good snow and terrain. It is better to be a park skier then to not a skier at all. Most of these kids would be shredding powder if they could be. ~nomensteven
Simply, we are the same consumers as any other industry. Video games, basketball, fashion...
The fact that we are on a website that unites us consumers merely helps companies connect to our niche in the market. Unfortunately our "presence" in regards to the industry IMO doesn't matter that much.
Yes, we are self-aware and create influence, but it's no different than any other trends in any other industry really...
NS is an amazing thing that progresses the sport, connects the skiing world, and changes how we are sold to.
Id say a huge influence, companies are always trying to find trends to base there products off of, and Newschoolers is one of the best, if not the best way to find out what the current trend is in the skiing movement. I mean sure there is the whole other section of skiing but according to buisness reports the demand for twin tip skis is HUGE. So since we pretty much are the face of twin tip skis than I believe that our influence is massive. Kids these days dont want to jump into a racing suit and hike gaits all day, they want to be like tom wallisch and all of the rest of the pros that blow there mind when the watch freeskiing on the internet, NBC, and when they go on skiing vacations with there familys. Our influence will keep growing too, as long as we dont have big jerk corporate companies filing law suits against the small ones.
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