to become a racer, you have to train in nancy greene and be part of a league...you cant just enter a race like that...maybe the REAL talents don't get their chance because of this. for example, I'm 16, 150lbs, no race experience and I entered the spin volkswagen skiercross in the pro category... because winning that car would have been crazy...my first thought: shit I'm dead: look at them...the U.S. and the canadian ski team is here...Erik Guay, Casey Puckett, what so ever. they are muscle monsters...well believe it or not, I made it to the semi-finals and almost to the finals...I almost passed the guy in front of me twice, but he blocked me and I aint rich enough to put 200$ ont the table to try to prove he did so.
so my point is this: HOW THE HELL DID ME: A 16 YEARS OLD BEAT SOME SKIERS FROM THE NATIONNAL TEAM? I just borowed my dad skis(elan cross170 cm, short, unwaxed and ghetto. they had a pair of next year's 195cm atomic for each run freshly waxed waiting for them at the top. still, I beat some of those guys...I just lost the little respect I had for them+ when they saw me and 2-3 other random guys, they were almost laughing at us and very sympathetic...even more than the racer kids...I dont want to generalize, but at least half were like this.props to the others.