1. why do you want to become better and progress? what rewards are
there in progression, not including monetary gains like winning comps
For me, with progression comes confidence, and with confidence comes more progression. By progressing I feel the confidence boost, which overall makes me a more confident person on and off of the slopes. I love the sport and I want to be good and do what i love to the best of my ability at all times. I want to become better for myself, to built my confidence to try new things. I just love it.
2. why do the positive
aspects of skiing outweigh the dangerous and deadly aspects? i know
C.R.'s death is still raw but it illustrates an important point in my
research. think of his quote from EDIAS... what makes skiing worth
The positive aspects outweigh the negatives in skiing because of how dedicated and how much skiers love what they do. C.R (RIP) probably woke up every morning stoked to go shred the mountain, he didn't think think about getting hurt, this probably applies to all skiers. Also, when I'm skiing I don't think about getting hurt or messing up, I think about stomping anything new that I try. We all know our limits and we all know our abilities, and in skiing you have to take everything step by step, by being smart about what your doing the dangerous aspects don't even cross your mind. Everything about skiing makes it worth dying for.
3. if you have suffered a serious
injury what has driven you to get back on snow? Almost every where else
in life we learn to avoid things that cause pain and danger, but with
skiing and sports in general it seems that injuries dont deter us from
trying again. if you burned yourself in a campfire, you would probably
become more cautious around fires in the future... why does this
seemingly common sense not apply to skiing?
I dislocated my shoulder two weeks ago, not a serious injury at all. But I wont be able to finish off the season. Every day since the dislocation I've missed sking and I can't want to recover and go skiing again. I feel that when I do ski again after the injury I will be a bit more cautious, but when you suffer a serious injury you know what you did wrong and you learn from your mistakes. With skiing i feel that the dedication and thirst for progression makes one never want to stop and to keep trying and getting better no matter what the consequences are.
i'm 16, it's 2:56 a.m, can't sleep, i don't know if anything I wrote make sense, hopefully it does because it took me like 10 minutes.