I was just looking at the Jon Olsson thread about his new video of him throwing down in between racing laps and I began to think....Gotta love how NSers hate on people like Goepper and Bobby for being jock comp "robots" while loving Jon Olsson.
Before I deliver my opinion, let me make myself clear that I am a huge fan of all of the skiers in my post, I just don't understand NS's perception of some of them....Jon is probably the best example of a hardcore competitive skier that did not focus on style and solely focused on progression and hucking the next big trick. For those of you who don't know, he was the guy that got super pissed and defensive when people started doing doubles because he felt as if it was 'his trick' that he stuck first. I've heard plenty of firsthand stories about drama at JOSS because of his competitive attitude.
But back to my point...Why is most of NS so hypocritical? Why hate on certain skiers who are pushing the envelope while praising other monumental icons in our sport who pushed the envelope as well; either in the same or different ways...
I honestly think that it comes down to 19 year olds hating pro 19 year olds because they're jealous That can be the only logical explanation for all of the hate on this site. I keep reminding myself that skiing should be fun and that the hate is kept at a minimum in this community of ours, but I'm starting to seriously doubt that. I know I'm all over the place with this but I am just trying to understand how people can be so against aspects of the sport that really aren't bad or harmful to the overall cause/vibe in the least bit,..