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Hey i was just thinking about how much skiing has blown up in recent years, i for one never snowboarded skid since like age 4 but now tons of snowboarders are skiing. Theres a huge and legit push for skiing halfpipe and everbody knows who tanner hall is. I'm just wondering if its what we really want, i mean used to ski to be different from all my friends becoming snowboarding but now i think that after skiing blows up to full potential the same thing may happen. Im gonna skiing for life but hey its just a thought
Keep progressing in skiing before everyone else does. I do like being different and not having too many people in the sport, but if it happens it happens. But if you create a unique style and innovate we can ski and still be different. Go and watch a video of Eric Pollard. His style is amazing and yet no one skis like him because he's the only one doing it, give it a few years and everyone will be doing it. People only ski like what they see. So T-Hall and Simon Dumont are in the x-games televised and then all of a sudden everyone wants to do that because it looks cool and it was on T.V. That's all they've seen though and don't know that there's "different." Or they like being in the crowd or being the same, or quite possibly they once snowboarded and they're so used to it always being that way, they've gotten used to it.
correct. it is a cycle. surges in popularity are always good for sports. more participators, more money, more exposure. sports dying are also a good thing. they are purges for the people who dont really care, the people who just want to be cool and make money.