I just got done watching Pep's segment form 1242 for the fifth time in two days and I can't help but think if in 20 years when I show my kids this old movie, they will think it is as incredible as I think it is right now. Where can you go after unatural cork fives into powder and switchups on concrete ledges. Plake and those guys must have thought the same thing shooting back in the 80s, but fat skis changed the sport in such drastic fashion as to where fat old men could ski the same lines they had risked their lives on just ten years earlier. Fat skis have been invented and the only technological improvments I can think of in the future would be a lighter core material such as carbon utilized in all skis.
If you think about it, this sport is only four years old. Before then, skiing was just a sideshow for X-games in a 'big air' event and Moseley was making people crap themselves with a thresixty mute grab. Today, every young kid in the park I ski at is on a pair of twin tips, where as every kid in my class five years ago owned a snowboard at the same age. This is a very big change, and in another 20 years when all the 'old school' skiers are too old to get on the slopes anymore, I wonder what the sport will look like. I envision whole mountains that are terrain parks. (I think bear is working on that right now)
But my first question still remains. Will people look back at Pep's segment in 1242 in the same light as Moseley's mute is looked at today, with kids laughing about how their sister could do the same thing, or will it go down as one of the most impressive examples of skiing in the history of the sport?
SHIT that's long. I'm really tired right now so I apologize to anyone who read the whole thing, I can get a little illegible when I'm thinking really hard. But if you understand any of it, post your thoughts, and hope Pep stays healthy so he can make an even better segment this year.
Jeff: Hey Geoff, did Ronny tell you not to wear any boxers so he could rape you better?
Geoff: No, I just put my boxers on backwards so the hole is in the back...it's alot easier that way.
'I'm in his nigger crew' (my little brother in response to my statement that he was in my 'digger crew')
'My knee hurts' (Jeff Merat after grinding a lunch table for an hour instead of sitting in the ski patrol shack for his torm mcl and acl which he got earlier that day.)
'I'm not asking for any help, just maybe for you to get off your ass.'(my dad)