Terrible article, he didn't use any evidence to back his opinion... all he did was complain about the current state of skiing on the net
Without the internet, and this site especially, we wouldnt have X games athletes like wallisch, gus kenworthy. Riders like henrik and b dog wouldnt be showing the other side of freeskiing to outsiders who think our sport is limited to events like the X Games.
He states -
"You can visit every cool spot without getting off your couch.
It used to take effort.
Local scenes were unique and respected."
Wtf does that even mean? Its not like young skiers are replacing the idea of hitting a real urban rail by sitting on the couch and watching Hornbeck do it. If anything, it will inspire kids to go out and try it.
He complains about "like 6 original crews" that used to make a decent film, as if there are now hundreds of new crews flooding the market with videos. News Flash: There were about 4 major crews (MSP, poor boyz, matchstick, TGR) excluding Level 1 and Rage (pardon me if i forgot any). All of them except for Rage still exist and dominate the market.
I could write more but i feel like most people agree with me.
If anything, this guy cares too much about what other people are doing and neglects to have fun skiing for himself. This article, if we could even call it that, really rustled my jimmies