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B.GillisYah the problem with this is most pro's and serious amateurs have access to snow all year round whether it be the southern hemisphere resorts or norther hemisphere camps.
Dry slope comps would be cool to watch but I
onenerdykidThere also isn't the hate between riders who film and riders who compete. The "lack of style" debate/hate doesn't really exist in the mountain bike world, and different categories of riders all seem to get along. Racers hang out with freeriders, freeriders hang out with freestylers. They just don't care about who does what or who has the least style.
tomPietrowskiUnfortunatly with ski comps the weather quite often sucks. It's cold and often snowy or even raining. This often does not equate to people turning up to have a good time.
KatrinaI would be interested to see what the average professional mtn biker makes in each division and how much filming vs competing they do. In skiing there is a huge disparity between those who compete and those who film in the streets or bc - and it isn't because those in competition can do tricks the other's can't - it's about advertising and marketing and $$$.
In my experience the rift in skiing has to do with the fact that one aspect of the sport (competing) is more highly valued than filming in terms of dollars. So you can say they are equal and opposite all you want, but they are far from it, and I think that breeds resentment because it isn't like the tricks we see in films are any easier or safer than those done in competition. Just my thoughts.