My local slope shut down, so it just wasn't viable any more. Used to love it though, unfortunately there was always the rich kids that you were never going to beat, the ones with lift ski's, practise run ski's and race ski's.... :(
I got tired of being told when and where I was going to ski, and how often i had training. I missed being able to go skiing with other friends on weekends instead of road tripping to races over and over again. I now ski on my terms BIATCH
Same exact thing happened to me once when I tried to put two gallon containers of milk into the fridge at the same time. Projectile vomit everywhere the minute I lifted them off the counter...- El.Gato
Karma is like a penis, if you dont use it it'll fall off.
the rich kids with 37 pairs of skis that make fun of you for only having one pair of strait skis, although beating those kids was always the best. i just didnt like the assholes and skiing the same run 30 times a day.
I probably would have raced my whole life if my parents were down to pay the insane amount of money it costs. Instead I bought twin tips and they let me have fun with my friends doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, for free.
i'm not saying this to be cocky so don't get that impression but my last and second to last year of racing(i raced for 6 or 7 years total) i won every single GS race i entered in my region. that simply wasn't fun. i barely tried in practice, i went to many practices on my twin tips, and the rest of my time was all spent in the park so i figured instead of being bored racing i might as well ride park all the time since i had such a good background and foundation for any type of skiing because of racing. last season i switched to all park, i went from the race to freeride team on my mountain and it was the best decision i have ever made. i get to go out every morning and ski where and how i want, no longer having to turn where i'm told to. so much more fun.
I was just plain useless at it.... that and I got bore; and I also realised there's more to skiing than just bashing gates...
RIP Shane Mcconkey
"love tha floaty fluff and i hate knob head lift peeps who say that yo planks aint gonna fit on the racks on them poma gondalas - mate, they're my skis bitch i know if fitage is gonna be ish". - my Bro[/b][/b][/i][/i]