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Yeah I didn't get his name but one of them threw a switch flair off Air Jordan this winter, probably the sickest thing I have seen. I'm not saying there are a bunch of british pros coming out of whistler but definitely some good riders there.
Paddy, I was at BUSC. You and Murray threw down, but I feel like you guys are still a little behind. There is just no substitute for growing up on snow. Murray needs to grow a little though so he can go bigger.
The best american beers are not main stream, gotta go almost exclusivley to micorbrews to get it right, though Killian's is pretty good. Carlsberg, McEwans(sp), Guiness, Harp, Bass, all kick Our main stream beer's ass
Yeah well in the UK, we do have a pretty big skiing industry, and as a country as a whole, we do really love skiing. However we arent blessed with having mountains that we ski on every weekend and after school. Also skiing is a very expensive sport and most of us if were lucky can go to the alps for a week a year. And for those of us which cant live with that, we go and live in a ski resort for a season when were finished with education. "Im sorry if our Pro's arent as good as your Pros" but just give us a break, i think its pretty amazing that we have pro skiers. Do you hear of any pro skiers from Holland for example?? Im sure there are non-pros who are better than some of the british pros, but did they grow up skiing on dryslope?
they live on an island. AN ISLAND WITH mOUNTAINS that cannot even open for skiing because of global warming. Scotland is pretty much the only place with skiable mountains and two of their hills never opened last year. They have to fly their asses to the alps, pyrenees, etc. to ski.
I think this thread is pretty shoking... most of you guys here are american and get the chance of riding pretty often on real snow. Am french and come from the alps, and have been leaving in the UK for seven years now.
Am telling u, I got soooo much respect for all british rider, fair point they seem behind technically, and its sometime true but then again, those guy throw nearly as hard as all of you if not harder, they have no snow and no mountain... and when you see them skiing , they throw cab7/9 on DRY SLOPES.... Now stop a minute and consider how lucky, we/you are to ski on reall snow quite often in the year.
Furthermore not like mos of you , most of the british rider spend their time riding and not talking about it, whatever it takes, snow dome, dry slope , have to work some shit shop just to afford the real deal for a couple of days.
So step down a little and pay some RESPECT!
Ok, im going to fill you all in on the ski scene in the UK. Scotland has had a great season, iv skied ever weekend since newyear. most of the year we ride dry slope (hurts like fuck if you fall on it) i ski 3 nights a week on the biggest dry slope in europe. we have a comp series called the orange aim, this is ALL on dryslope and people throw down 1080s witch take serious balls. we have have things called snow domes whitch are indoor ski areas on real snow witch close on some nights to the non freeski and boarders to have a ramp night.and as for the brits, im a 15 year old kid sking in it and im no pro. i work all summer to aford a good 10 days in the alps or norway.
these are all the brit pros that i no of: Jamie Cameron, Andy Bennet, Beckey Hammond and Mike Wakefield
and probably many more