oh me too, im 25 and in terms of being motivated to charge and try ballsy new stuff in the park, falling and bouncing back, im better than i was when i was 16. I remember taking a fall at 16 and crying about it for two weeks, now im over it in a minute and keep going. in literally every way i feel a lot better.
I think a big part of it is that skiers in general, especially park skiers, dont treat their bodies very well, they dont treat themselves like an elite athlete would, they eat shitty, drink and smoke every day, dont workout off the hill, etc.. i know thats a generalization, but for the most part those types of skiers are the ones i see acting like they have the body of a 50 year old at age 27.
that and i think people see it as an easy excuse.