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Back in 2003, my first year I was a tall and skinny 13, had a pair of 5 year old black Sears pants that were tighter in the bottom half than the top, a random hoodie most of the time, or a sweet purple Toronto Raptors puffy jacket if it was cold, rental helmet, skis, boots and poles. I would look in the park and wonder why anyone would want to hit metal things and ramps, because it looked dangerous. It took probably 3 or 4 years until i was no longer immediately recognizable as a gaper.
oh yeah! for sure i was a gaper at one point, when i was like 8, but it still counts. haha
i dont think this counts for anyone who skiied in the 90s
true unless u were young enough in th 2000s to be one also cuz i was a gaper at like age 11 or 12 haha. just for reference my mountain has like 20 trails so most of us are gapers till we get to be like 14 if you even ski our trash park
I used to think I was a real gaper (I'm still no expert) until a guy I work with asked if jeans and a hoodie would be good to wear for his first day on skis...EVER. I told him that as long as he didn't fall down, that ought to be fine. He doesn't ask me for advice anymore.