There's probably already a thread. But I started park during the thug epidemic, I wore a giant red sweatshirt and purple pants. I loved sending it off jumps but it usually ended in a yardsale and me walking all over the landing to pick up my gear. Once I learned how to grab safety and japan, I felt like I made it in the ski world haha.
those weren't depressing days at all... Not a care in the world and free of any inhibitions. Just cruisin and lovin it. I mean, i probably pissed off a lot of ppl, cutting them off and shit, but nothing sticks out in my mind.
The early bird may get the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese.
I used to war a one peice blue snow suit that was matching a Retarded kid that was also a better skier than me. I still see him shredding in it. He is hardcore. I also got all my ski trick names from wii ski.
There was this one guy at my mountain who was the best there and i really looked up to him and somehow we both bought after bangs and i could barely ski park so he shunned me and hated me for like 2 seasons till i could hold my own being a 10 year old gaper that broke my heart.
I worked at a ski shop during college and bought a proform jacket for dirt cheap. Only problem was that they were out in the size I wanted, so I got the next size smaller thinking no biggie it just wont be super baggy. It was super skinny, my gf even ridiculed me for looking like a girl. I had a few years park experience in my belt so I wasn't full on gaper, but I looked like a bitch
God some of you were gapers pretty recently. Mine was probably around 12 years ago. Wore black bib pants, turtlenecks, thick sweatshirts and puffy coats. And a racing helmet with sunglasses. That phase of being a taper lasted until I was probably around 10
Mine was really up until 3 years ago. Living in Kansas gives you bad habits. I was still a good skier, I just never had the swag of freesking like I have today. I just wore poorly fitting columbia outerwear, and had to rent my own skis. I could still ski anything, just didnt flow around the mountain and huck myself off of shit. I broke being a gaper when I got my first pair of line skis.
ski and destroy
You will lose a lot of money chasing women but you will never lose women chasing money
forgot to mention that there was absolutely nothing depressing about being a gaper, it was fucking awesome... reminds me of that erik olson article i read the other day:
"The gaper is the best thing ever. They are totally oblivious to any fashion trends, they don’t know the difference between anything, and they are the ones probably having the most fun. I love gapers. I wish I were one."