S.J.WAnd people said the olympics wouldn't bring people to freeskiing.
People mostly said it would bring about the wrong mindset, which I still partially agree with. Leading on to my next point...
Mr.BishopNo you're right, I've seen it too.
I think the main challenge right now is what those types of people learn about this sport. The last thing I want is for them to see it in the Olympics and get rammed into a competitive freestyle program that is only about training and winning. I mean if you want to go in that direction then fucking send it son...
But I really hope we can start introducing these people into just super fun park culture where they learn a love for the mountains and getting together with their buddies to shred.
Agreed! Skiing is about having tons of fun, chilling out, and getting some laps of that run/ park/ pillow line. It is the best thing in the world, and I'm kind of worried when I see the attitude that is growing now. I've had gapers come up to me after I bailed doing a 3 and be like "that 360 you did was shit! WTF you suck" which made me chuckle a lot. It is quite sad in a way, that they treat it as being better than someone else. I don't ski to please the gaper. I ski to please myself, and I love it. Every minute (minus the injuries, although they have their own kind of appeal) is treasured. A chance to escape from the annoying hardships and formalities of life, where everything becomes much more simple: just you and the mountain.