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Yes! Could not have said it better myself. Except the unnecessary "pussy" part at the end.
However, respect to the guy who made the thread and asked the question. It is a tough industry and there is a lot to learn. Thanks for asking, because I am sure there are a lot all these little kids who think they are cool on this webpage that could learn from this discussion.
So, If you are not good enough to gain the attention of your local shop, which in turn you shoule be able to meet the local rep of a brand, and then if they like you have them introduce you to the company, then kust stop thinking you are good enough to "get sponsored."
Do not send your resume to the team managers around the world asking for sponsorship if you are just looking to make money or get free shit. They have a lot of shit to do and they will just laugh or get mad that you sent it. Companies do not have the ability to create your skiing career. You must put forth the initiative and then they will support you once they can use you as a marketing tool and representative of the brand. Until then, just keep skiing and enjoy the fun in the mountains with your buddies. That is what skiing is all about.
Make edits, because it is fun to see yourself ski, not to get sponsored. However, if you are trying to get sponsored, put in the time and do it right. Find a friend who can film you and make sure they get the shot, make friends with a nerd who can edit REALLY well, wear the same cloths for two years if you need to and put together a banger edit that YOU are proud of. If your Mom likes it, the Team Mangers will not. If your Mom is scared and does not like watching it, then there is a chance the Team Manger will watch the whol thing through to the end. A small chance.
Shred for the fun, not the free shit. The risk outweighs the reward, no matter how much free gear you get, so you better enjoy what you are doing.