well i go to Stratton Mountain School on southern VT which is a very competitive ski academy on the east and ive never heard of WVA. and for the dude who said low 70s when your 15 is not impossible. last winter my USSA gs points were 77 and i was 15 (BTW im not bragging just proving points) and i was ranked top 15 on the east for my age. so 1) he would not be the top "prospect" and 2) its believable he had low 80's as a 15 year old. (this is to the guy who didnt believe you Nicota)
but yeah i go to a ski academy for racing and i get to do what i love every day in the winter and its sick. hard fucking work but awesome. i love racing but i would never be able to completely give up park skiing for racing. i cant have one without the other. and of course i ski pow when we get it. but racing is pretty much my life and i wouldnt change anything.
racing is great. and to the people who hate on racing you really cannot seriously say that going 75 mph off of a jump and going 150 feet is bitchy. i completely understand hate on racers because some are complete d-bags but a lot of them are cool kids who work all summer to pay for ski equipment just like a freeskier does because thats what they love to do.
"yo check this out, check this out. get money, get paid"