I want to start expanding from the BC comps into competing in the park, and I'm 16...is it way too late to begin to even think about competing in slopestyle?
Kids nowadays at 12 years old are throwing down cork 9s in the park...I'm just trying to learn that cork/bio stuff this winter. Is it worth it to spend the money on comps if I'm just going to get shown up or will comps help my progression incredibly?
dude, i'm 21 and was in the same boat as you trick wise when i started competing at 18. To answer your question about progression, last year i did 12 comps and placed in 9 of them. It's never too late!!
im 16 too dude, and i want to enter a rail jam here and there, but im bad. i guess the more comps you enter the more you push yourself to get better, ultimatly progressing yourself as well as your trick agenda
I have fun with my BC comps and skiing in general but I worked really hard last season to get better so I want to take it to park competitions.
I am really looking to see if I can pick up some extra cash and gear for free since I depleted my bank account this year basically buying new skis/clothes. Puberty blows...
ahh man this is good stuff *wipes away a tear*. You are 16 dude! Compete as much as you want. I will be 27 this winter... I would kill to be 16 again. Who am I kidding, I could barely ski when I was 16
wow dude 16 is definatly not too old, not even close, have you realised some people still ski park crazy good well into their 30's? newschool skiing is too new to have alot of older people in it, but there are still a few that are getting close to 40 that are still crazy good.
chris turpin started skiing when he was 19 i think. and turned pro 2 or 3 years later.
if i had to put an age on it id say 30 is too old to start competing. you could start when your 25 and thats still pretty damn young.
look at skateboarding, there are tons of crazy good pro's in their 30's and 40's.
well, if this makes you feel any better, chris turpin started skiing when he was 20. not that hes in any significant comps but hes better than a lot of people at park and hes not that much older now (i think hes like 26-27 something like that)
Be prepared to get fucked by the long dick of the law.
Ive only done 3 comps in my life, and Im 17. I did one out of town, I was there late, and didnt place. I did 2 in town, and placed 2nd in Mens Rail (no ski catagory, I was against all the snowboarders), and 4th in Big Air. I would have never tired some of the stuff I did if it wasnt a comp.
yeh man i had my first comp when i was 15 i beleive. had so much fun. got SMOKED. but still has alot of fun. its a good way to also show others that dont know you who you are. meaning gettin lots more ski buddies to shred with. also you can really work on style and shit.
Competing isn't just about winning. It's about pushing your limits, meeting cool people, and having a good time. Even if you're never close to pro, it will make you a better skier. As for age, I'm almost 27 and still compete.
im 19 i started skiing at 17 and competed last year..ive placed in like almost every comp ive entered..they are fun..i can only do a 540 as my biggest spin and i got 3rd in a big air comp and won myself 50 bucks haha
i read an article about a female snowboarder who never went snowboarding until she was 18 but she knew she wanted to be pro snowboarder before she ever went. I dont think its ever to late to start something
-From the offices of Tanner Pardue, Dictated but not read.
i first started to do comps last year, im 17 now but i wa sleik alright at park and just learnign cork and stuff
and i won about 5 and placed no lower than 3rd in all of em all year. there was liek a bunch cuz it was thei s series. its soo fun to jsut burn and chillin the park with kids cuz u get all amped up and it helps u learn new tricks.
once i was super baked and i thought these guys were doing 10's off the jump and i was liek wholy shit these kids r sick. so i decided i needed to step it up cuz i love throwin down int he park. so when i went i tried a cork 10 for my first time and i totlay stomped it. and it turend out that the guys wer ewjust doign 7's and i won. it was a sick supprise.