So I am done grading exams for awhile (living the TA/grad school life) so my buddy and I headed up to Mammoth for a late Spring session. Ran into Parker White in the parking lot, wasn't sure if it was him but I asked "are you Parker White" and he said he was and talked to me for awhile. He is honestly the coolest guy ever. I wish I could have bought him a beer. I feel like he and a lot of the other freeskiers in that category who are not really comp guys don't get paid what I feel they should given how much work and the effort they put in.
Also Mammoth is rocking so hard in late Spring, I need to come this late season every year. US Ski team is here, various European freeski teams are here, apparently Kaya Turski has been riding the park too. It's been a great trip so far.
Parker seems like a cool guy. I'm so excited to get back home just to ski late season at Mammoth. There's no better place to ski after April. Sun everyday, perfect weather, fun park, quick laps, and no pressure at all, just everyone trying to have as much fun as possible.
Chris is a fail on my part. I meant to say Peter. Now that I think of it, I've met Tanner and Henrik too at the Education of Style premiere/after party and they were both super cool. I met Tanner's mom and dad and brother Tyson too. Tanner's dad is really cool and his mom is really funny.
He still should have respected the fact that you admire him enough to buy his pro model ski; if I was a pro and a kid asked me if I could sign his skis(that were my pro model) I would totally sign his skis. I would probably sign anything(products only) if a kid asked me to do it.