i started freestyle when i was in grade 8, i quit hockey (biggest mistake of my life) because i couldn't do both, and hockey was a bigger time commitment.
All of my race buddies had moved into Freestyle, and growing up with them, all they talked about was Freestyle, so i decided i would join a Rec Ski team at my hill, and basically learnt through there. My friends were so good when i was just starting, so they did help me, but not as much as my coaches.
Skied recreationally for two years on a team, then joined the intro to competition team, where i honestly learn how to ski moguls better than i did slope or pipe, PS: my two coaches were girls Team Canada mogul skiers) -__-
After that year, i didn't want to compete, didn't want to ski on a team, and that basically led me to where i am now. Lost all motivation to become as good as my other friends, and started to film. The way i look at it, i would rather be a noteworthy filmer than a mediocre skier. Plain and simple. I still LOVE to ski park and LOVE powder, but i honestly would rather film kids throwing huge tricks.
thats just how it went
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