I was taking my time to see if anyone was going to step it up and try to defend us . And that hasnt happend. So its a defeat again. But I would still like to explain myself,
Yesterday I received a really sad phone call. Because of this thread and all the hate on Girls on Skis, one of my athletes decided she didn't want the bad publicity and pulled away from the team. Things have really gotten out of hand yet again. I think I was pretty clear with the purpose of this thread, maybe I wasn't, and I apologize for not being more clear. I wanted to know what we should change for 2011 in order to get more recognition and more help. I didnt ask any coments about the video. I didnt ask for Jackies approval on posting the video and that is my mistake, it was originally posted on Ahmet Dadalis wall on facebook and I thought she did some amazing tricks in there and I just wanted to hype up her talent. I was no way looking for comments about the quality of the video. Again I'll say it, I am not a professional. I continue to learn everyday.
After a raging 3 page of hate on Girls on skis , I think its pretty clear that you guys dont like what we do and unfortunetly you are the ones that keep us alive.
At first, In my head, it was an amazing project. Girls finally had some support. I was facing a lot of hate, but I still managed to put some smiles on some girls faces, and faith in their hearts that they were finally getting the support they needed to make it in this sport. Of course people were going to hate on the videos but I didnt care because finally someone was going to film the girls and I think that they deserved it. I am not a videographer but I think I have improved a lot since last year and I had a lot of fun producing the videos aswell.
This year, I won an award for that project. Finally my work payed off and I had some really good coments coming from legit based people in the industry. I also met a really special person, Riley Poor. He made me realise that I was doing wonderful stuff despite having my serious health issue. ( don't wanna go into details)
Since my post about the award. People started to attack personally, I have been receiving prank calls, and even photos on my phone, coming from anonymous numbers.
I dont think I ever tried to do anything wrong , the criticism is always good, but not the hate. It has gotten way out of proportion.
I am really questioning if I should stop all this and remove myself from the ski industry. I am also questioning if you guys really wanna help womens skiing because I didnt see anyone stepping it up or even wanting to help just a little.
So on this really sad thursday December 16th 2010, I am officially putting Girls on skis on hold.
I cant work full time on this and get bashed on. Maybe people will realise how much we have done and the place we take when we will be gone. This also is very sad because by doing this, I am abandonning some really good athletes that deserved to be helped.
I will also be present and sponsoring the Night time Rail jam on December 27th at West Mountain,Please come say Hi!
Until then, see you next year!