I am an unsponsored skier and loving it because i get my sh*t for free or for half off.
-how this came about is a really funny story actually and i apologize in advance for the long read i will try to keep this under a page if i can.
This is a 100% true story I promise. Remember this as you keep reading..
2 weeks ago i was on my way up to spring board meeting (last shred of the season :) when something happened to me that changed my life forever. I won the metaphorical mega millions jackpot. Try Saying that ten times fast, laugh out loud.
It was a blue bird day and everybody was hot lapping the park trying to throw down their favorite tricks over a month after our local park closed (cannonsburg got a new owner this year and he understands that people love to shred but he doesnt shred himself. i know. its a bummer. how can the owner of the hill be the same person who designs the park if he's not a shredder himself? This question baffles me beyond belief. Well the truth is, I think he probably won the lottery because he has a lot alot of money too. He got the guy who builds the jumps from echo mountain to build our jump line because he is a family friend and he designed the park by going thru transworld and freeskier and tearing out features that he liked. But here in lies my concern:
You and I both know that he didn't actually re-subscribe to freeskier because I could probably write something worthy of going in there myself. He almost did but in reality he actually only read transworld_snowboarding because he got it for free.
I have the dopest outerwear set up ever and I got most of it fo' *free at spring board meeting at boyne highlands. Thanks Saga for sponsoring it, I got a whole new set up for next year on the last day of my season this year. I couldnt be more stoked about anything!
*(XL dark Saga Hoodie with multi colored "zigzags") *(L Lobster Pants) *(multi colored Electric EG'2) (2011 Salomon 2012's with correlating sth 12 binding and park boots that i bought myself).
Spark notes: i won goggs, hoodie, and pants for being the best snow-blader on the mountain not the other way around.
My park was intended for snowboarding and i hate it. I have never mentioned this to Cannonsburg Ski Area but I am now standing up in what i believe in by sitting down and creating this very thread.
Have you seen this recent contest from Evolve Chile, Armada, Valle Nevado and TANNERHALL?
IT LOOKS REALLY SICK AND I AM PRETTY SURE YOU YOU HAVE TO ENTER BEFORE APRIL 31. I WAS PLANNING ON MAKING MY ENTRY ON 4/20 BUT I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON NOW THAT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO ENTER THE CONTEST WHEN I HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED. PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING EARLY BECAUSE I WAS COMING UP WITH THIS IDEA FOR HOW TO ENTER MY OWN CONTEST. I PERSONALLY GOT TANNER HALL TO WRITE THIS FOR ME SO I CAN WIN MY OWN CONTEST METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING OF COURSE. I RECENTLY TURNED 21 AND LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS. This list includes, drinking, skiing, facebooking, and everything in between. I am trying to enter this contest right now by telling you (the unknown ns'er) that I am entering it right now and I plan on winning this contest by clicking, "Create Thread" below. Ready? I am excited too :) I think I am going to chile this summer for free. Thanks for reading this all the way through I truly appreciate it, it was intended to be thought provoking. Thank you tanner_hall for inspiring ME to be who I am today. This being said somethings just have to start on ns. this is one of them. some other things you just have to leave up to #fate. I am just letting you all know that I am entering the contest right now. And Now. And now and now + Now &&& Now. Oh yeah. And He is going to win said contest!
1. "Like" 3 things on facebook. (check!)
2. Make Thread. (check!)
3. ...???...???...???...???...???...???...???...??? (you reading the last thread i made)
YO TANNER THIS IS MY ENTRY I HOPE YOU SEE IT DOG I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO MEET YOU BROTHA. THE FUNNY THING IS I THNK WE ARE ABOUT TO GO ON A SKI TRIP TOGETHER SO I AM TRYING TO CONNECT WITH YOU DOG. I ALREADY KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE BEST FRIENDS AFTER THIS TRIP TOGETHER. THINK OF IT MORE LIKE A PAID VACATION SLASH BUSINESS TRIP FOR BOTH OF US. I AM WRITING THE SCRIPT FOR A MOVIE ABOUT MYSELF AND I AM ACTIVELY WORKING ON PITCHING MY STORY TO MARK WAHLBERG AND "E" FROM ENTOURAGE. TANNER IF YOU CAN HEAR ME OUT ON THIS ONE I GOT NOTICED FOR THE RIGHT REASONS AND I KNOW YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY. CHECK OUT THESE LINKS IF YOU WANT SOME INSPIRATION BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME FOR 21 YEARS OF MY LIFE AND I FINALLY GET A CHANCE TO MEET MY HERO IN REAL LIFE. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I AM ALREADY GOING TO LIKE YOUR PRO MODEL BECAUSE MY FIRST PAIR OF TWIN TIPS WERE AR5 AND I STILL LOVE ARMADA EVEN THOUGH I CHEATED ON YOU FOR A WHILE WITH SALOMON. I LIKE THEIR STUFF AND I KNOW WHY I LIKE THEIR STUFF BETTER SO I AM ALSO ASKING TO HELP YOU DESIGN A SKI FOR ME IN THE FUTURE. NOT NOW. NOW WE HAVE TO GET ME STOKED TO SHRED WITH pRETTyLight5. OH YEAH, THE ONLY THING I HAVNT GOT FOR FREE IS SKIS BECAUSE I THNK YOU HAVE TO BE SPONSORED TO HAVE A PRO MODEL BUT I AM TRYING TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT A) NO YOU DONT B) I KNOW THAT I WOULD WANT THIS SKI THAT I AM BUILDING THIS SUMMER.
sparknotes: read this again so you will see what i was going for. it was confusing the first time but now you see I am kind of blackmailing armada into letting me win this contest even though i didnt enter it properly. If you still want to see a mug shot please click on all 5 links below in order. Try to not read what they say before opening or maybe even have somebody open them up for you so they are truly a surprise. i planned on taking a fake legit mug shot but This is easier than getting out a tripod, taking picture, editing said picture... I already have an NS acct that sums up who i am pretty well. I am a #soul_skier. Movie idea: Brink two point oh? What are you up to right now? "Noneya"
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FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER I TWEETED AT YOU BUT IM NOT SURE IF YOU SAW IT. *MAKING A THREAD TO FIND OUT IF YOU SAW IT OR NOT THAT ALSO CALLS YOU OUT FOR BEING MY ROLE MODEL. IT SAID HEY TANNER CHECK OUT MY GRAB AND IT HAD AN ARROW POINTING TO MY PICTURE OF ME DOING A TAIL GRAB. I'D LOVE TO SHOW YOU WHAT KIND OF SKIER I HAVE BECOME SINCE MY FIRST PAIR OF ARMADAS AND THE CORE VALUES THAT YOU HAVE INSTILLED IN ME. I THINK I AM THE RIGHT KID TO WIN BECAUSE I AM CONFIDENT THAT MY FIRST PAIR OF TWIN TIPS SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY ON THIS SKI TRIP FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO PAVE THE WAY FOR MY FAVORITE SPORT. I WATCH ALL YOUR MOVIES I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN UP TO BUT YOU DONT KNOW WHO I AM...
YOU SHOULD PICK ME BECAUSE I WANT TO GO ON THIS TRIP WITH MY FRIEND GAVIN. BIG_SHREDDER_ANDY:LIL_SHREDDER_GAVIN::TANNER_HALL:ANDREW_COATES. I HAVE BEEN TEACHING LIL SHREDDER GAVIN (GRADE 5) EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT SKIING SO HE CAN BE THE NEXT YOU. YOU AND I LEARNED HOW TO FREESKI ON OUR OWN AND I KNOW GAVIN HAS POTENTIAL IF HE LEARNS FROM THE BEST. HELP ME HELP HIM BECOME THE NEXT FACE OF FREESKIING. THIS KID HAS WHAT IT TAKES AND I SEE THIS IN HIS ENTHUSIASM AND THE FACT THAT HE LANDED HIS FIRST DOUBLE BACK ON A TRAMP A COUPLE DAYS AGO CAUSE I HELPED HIM OUT.
SPARKNOTES: oh yeah he taught himself how to do it too. i just sent him a couple pointers via the txt machine.