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Jon Olsson Super Sessions = Epitomy of skiing progression
We truly need more people like Jon in this sport. The JOSS is all about the future and trying things that wouldn't normally be attempted in competition format. Jon is opening new doors to the future of the sport. Its undeniable that the JOSS has a ton of money to make things happen. In the future, if skiers, sponsors and organizers can come together to create progressive competitions the sport will go in a direction that we can all truly be excited about.
I'm reminded of Winterton's Underground Slopestyle comp back in either '00 or '01 at Mount Snow; except the JOSS is on a much grander scale. The event was all about getting everyone on the East Coast together to throw down for an unconventional competition that was more about community than walking away with a big cardboard check. Prizes were minimal, but appreciation from your peers was truly an honor that couldn't be matched. The kids that were getting recognized back in the day in that comp are still killing it on the scene today.
I don't really know what the point of this thread was. But I'd just like to say this was an officially a rant about how ski events are today and how they should be tomorrow. WE need to change the future of the sport, let's not sit around and wait to see how some cum sucker at the FIS would like to see it done. Huge props to people like 382 who are throwing their own shit because they aren't satisfied with how things are being done these days.
jon and joss are both super legit
i think everybody takes it for granted that the most beautyful man alive is also has awesome style on skis
jon has single handedly done more to progress the sport in the last 5 years then all other riders combined
Yup pretty much. Jon is amazing, he is definitely shaping what the future of skiing should be
Couldn't agree more.
Dollars & sponsors aside, It's also important to remember and recognise that Jon is an excellent event manager, and knows how to put on a good show..even given the resources - not many people could run things so smoothly..
JOSS updates have blown my mind moreso than any other event, and it is really because of the way it has been run.
Honestly, it hasn't been the tricks thrown that have grabbed my attention, it is everything else.
It's the little edits with a mad soundtrack coming out every day, it's all the photos (plenty of people deserve props for that), and it's Jon posting here and keeping everyone updated - even when he gets little to no sleep..
Can't imagine how stoked i'll be when the REAL footy comes out.
Thank you Jon,
thank you very much for doing this to skiing
Exactly. If there were more athletes like Jon who put on events like this it would be unreal. So many smaller events are so poorly run, its undeniable that money can help the smoothness but you have to have dedicated individuals that know what their doing.
at first i thought you meant trick wise, because i dont see that, but as for competions going i agree, but now it has to catch on, and more people need to do it
JOSS has been the most legit contest all year. With all the hype surrounding it there was a lot to live up to, and Jon has really made that happen. from the coverage it looks more like a bunch of sick riders have a good time together more than a comp.
im not quite following what you propose that we do. we're not all loaded or pro skiers, so chances are if we tried to organize a competition or something of the JOSS nature it would not go over too well. progression that EVERY body notices is always on the grander scale, when some nig makes aballin ass edit that every body loves or when jon ollson makes a competition. not much the little guys can do to progress the sport on a grander scale, just what the little guys can do to progress their own skiing
in my opinion
I was kinda hoping there would be some sort of rail feature at JOSS, but oh well still sweet.
Negative nancy strikes again. And there is so much new stuff thrown at events like JOSS with amazing filming that makes it into next years movies. And poeple get really stoked to see that level of tricks with such amazing cinematography. JOSS is really fucking progressive.
agreed, JOSS is a cornerstone in the future of skiing
i think we will all be suprised with the dope tricks going down, not all of the good ones have been shown in the videoblog of course.
well I like the way he runs the whole thing but making evything uberly huge is not where I want skiing to go. Sure it's balssy but it's also the same thing as making quads jumps when doubles where not big enought...
anyway I would have liked to see something else tehn big jumps in there but yea Jon is the man that is for sure.
stop pissing your pants worrying over this crap. it's in good hands for our sport to diversify. jon + candide lead in original comps.... and in regular comps as well. all the filmers are progressing style and tech. with their photo shoots.. i honestly dont know why you worry so much about the progression of our sport.
but teh spontaneous, non competition part of jibbing stuff is part of the beauty of it. plus, I have to say, I would rather watch a lot of variation in jumpinbg then a bunch of rails. But a agree with you that just jibbing around is a really important part of the sport.
Pretty much best comp in freeski history..... for the "chosen few" who get invites.
Too bad there's not a way to give more skiers that kind of opportunity. Or to at least give people an honest chance to score invites through performance. Look at someone like JF Houle who won the US Open, or Russ Henshaw (Euro Open Champ). Guys like that would probably be stoked to get in, but how? Winning comps doesn't seem to be enough.. .sending in videos... I don't know, that's kind of a cool way to give away a spot or two, but it would still be sweet if someone unknown could just go kill it at some comps and earn themselves a spot.
In no way am I suggesting that anybody there is not completely legit. However the event seems a little bit (dare I say it) elitist in that there are guys that get invites over other guys who have better results in recent comps.
Anyways, it does seem to be an unbelievably awesome event, but if I had to find a downside to it I would say there seems to be no defined way for someone to get in, other than to be handpicked by the organizer.
what's the point in even skiing anymore now anyways. just gonna have to leave the hill at some point anyway, probably tired, maybe sore, with nothing really changed in your life, no major problems solved. fuck. then you have to wake up and do it alllllllllll again. get on the fucking bus, go to your fucking mountain, then when you get up there half of the time you're in a line or waiting on a chair or getting cut off by gapers. most of the time it's not even 30+ fresh blue bird and you have to ski the park, jeeeesus let's be realistic here skiing's not that fun.
And all this new stuff thrown down, man I'll never be able to do it off those jumps, what's the point in even watching them it's just gonna depress me.
i'm gonna go make fun of gus for having no style. cuz he can do tricks better than me
umm....? only one explanation for this post:
your emo, you don't love skiing, and your a hater?
Hey, Please tone down your emo negativity....fuckin' emo.
noob, learn how to get vip status.
Someone please ban this POS alias.
What it all boils down to is sponsorship dollars to make events like this happen. It seems like they happen all the time in the snowboard world, i.e.-The Artic Challenge, or David Benedek's huge jump in 91 words for snow. This is the first instance where so few skiers have had to opportunity to ride such incredible (not to mention expensive) terrain. Im glad that the companies representing the event and the skiers are finally throwing down some loot. I was reading the snowboard industry edition passed out at the SIA and there was an article about sponsorship in snowboarding and how at the slightest hint of falling off or just getting stale a grip of companies would drop athletes. In this article they sited how the ski industry hardly puts a dime into their skiers. Im proud to see Jon getting what he deserves...$$$
Yea,the comp was really great,but only thing i miss from JOI is crowd.There was a way better crowd at JOI.
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