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ohhhjayHas anyone here competed before in the FWQ? Or any other big mountain comps?
Seriously considering giving it a shot, as there is a 2* event at Kicking Horse in a few weeks and it might be a great jumping off point.
I haven't spent too much time skiing with other girls (ski boys/snowboard girls mostly - and the girls I have skied with weren't that experienced), and am completely clueless about the level of competition.....
I might also just try and train hard this year, and give it shot next season, buuuuut at the same time, why not just try it now?
Ahhhh don't knowwwww
Thoughts?? Tips?? Anything?!
ohhhjayYup! But this year they've introduced a lower level 2-star comp as well as the same 4-star one that happens ever year (different venue on the hill). Pretty stoked that they've done it! The amount of lower level competitions in North America is pathetic compared to Europe... According to some of the girls I know who compete, it is way easier to get started over there than it is in Canada/US, but for all I know there might be more people signing up in Europe making it more competitive
I don't do it for a few reasons. To me that style of contest is a huckfest. Who can throw they're body on to the most rocks possible. It's just not as well formatted for the style of contest I want to be doing. And I actually don't really like doing contest in general. That's why I started filming for movies in the first place. Was to get away from the competition scene and format and to me that's what "freeskiing" was."
There are many reasons for myself not to do the world championships. I don't feel the need to prove myself through a contest format. My goal in skiing is not to be the best, it's to travel the world skiing and pushing my own abilities as I see fit while showing the world how much fun it is to ski. Doing the world championships would only make me push myself in what is typically a very risky venue. The conditions for these events are usually pretty mediocre and there are always guys willing to risk more. The prize purse for what is at risk does not entice me the slightest, but honestly, even if the top prize was 50,000 I probably wouldn't do it."
kerry.I'm doing my first ever competition on Friday and I'm stoked! It's part of a newer series in the IFSA for Collegiate teams, so I'll be "reppin" UBC in Grand Targhee Wyoming.
It's my first experience and I will really have no idea what the level of competition will be like or even how to go about my run, but I'm going out there to have fun and make new ski buddies. On top of that, I'm pretty competitive and I find it fun to push my self even though there is a lot of fear for the unknown right now.
Going into it pretty blind since we get in Thursday night then I have to "compete" at 10am the next morning... I'm still super excited! I mean getting to travel with some new friends (I've never really had many ski buddies) to new mountains, and to party and shred it up will be great!