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I really don't understand any of the hate or tension between racers and park riders. I mean it goes both directions but skiing can be enjoyed in a multitude of forms and for some racing on ice is what gives the adrenaline rush we all crave rather than throwing tricks. I honestly have a ton of respect for racers and all the hard work they put into skiing. Yes the mentality and goal of racing and park riding is different for sure, but you can't deny that all the workouts and tireless training they go through is worthy of admiration.
And to say that racers look funny is kind of hipocritical from a park riders perspective. I mean they do look funny but don't 14 year old rich white kids dressing like gangsters look kind of ridiculous as well. Anyway, ultimately the way you look doesn't matter as long as you are enjoying riding and progressing, no matter what type of riding you enjoy.