Understating how small the NS industry actually is might make you re-consider being a part of it.
The fact that there is no video games or headline tour for ns skiing is the start.
Ski resort industry is worth billions worldwide, snowboarding and ski racing - millions....but NS?
NS ski companies have little to no money considering there sales are only in the thousands, Budweiser does more sales around superbowl than all freestyle companies worldwide...more people will watch the superbowl live than know who tom wallisch is. players that dont play make more money than forementioned pro skier.
Any money skiers make comes from endorsements outside of the NS ski world. Redbull, monster, toyota, target...they pay money. Any company existing solely from NS has no money at all. These companies give free product to athlete to cover sponsor costs and still fold up shop after a few years....RIP coreupt.
The amount of pro skiers that exists and survive on their own accord is very few. harlaut, olsson, spriggs, hatviet, come from families that could buy the entire industry known as NS. the rest of the pros arent sending money home to their hungry families.
Sometimes you have to pay to play, as long as you know what the deal is, its still fun!