my name is brody. I don't know most of you reading this. I am currently at my parents house in Chesterland, OH for vacation, but I have not lived around here for a couple of years. I grew up skiing Alpine Valley, but started moving away for winters four years ago, first to Vermont and now I live in Utah. So, while growing up in the emerging midwest scene, I have been out of it for a couple of years now.
Since I am back here for about 3 weeks for break, I have spent some time on newschoolers and meeting new people from around here. I had a couple of great trips in NY while I was home, where the riders seem to be having a great time and everything is great, but I have a bone to pick with what I see going on on newschoolers in the ohio section.
I've got to tell you...I've ridden on all coasts, and never have I seen as much hate as I'm seeing here. I don't know if it's because some of you don't get to ride as much as you'd like or what, but can't it stop? I know some people are sticking up for their friends and this and that, but I just feel like it's so much more severe HERE in the ski scene than it is in the freaking heaven of skiing --utah--'s ski scene. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe the smaller scene here lends to greater hatred, but why wouldn't it/couldn't it lend itself to greater camaraderie? I just know from growing up here that everyone knew everyone and it was great. Competitions were few and far between, but you knew everyone at them, knew what the had in their bag, and just loved it. Now contests are tense everywhere, and the one I experienced here was super fun, but every day skiing should just be fun. Maybe take a break from newschoolers or something, bu I just hate seeing what I've seen (in a couple aspects) since I've gotten home. Just think about it before you react, and maybe you'll realize how foolish you're acting. I know it takes 2 people to resolve personal problem, so be the bigger man and step up first.
The midwest scene is something that I'm always going to be attached to, and I hope it's something I can always be proud of.